Is BlumAlerts a legitimate browser security service?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by alexreich, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. alexreich, Jul 5, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012

    alexreich macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    I just saw an add for the service on MacRumors, and it showed as Universal binary, so I figured I'd check it out. Turns out that the service seems to be like a good one, but I can't just trust sites/companies I've never heard of. (I wouldn't need it anyway though, practicing safe web use is enough for me.)

    Have any of you had experience with BlumAlerts? Any input?

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  2. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

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    If it was me i would not trust it only because i googled it and only 3 pages came up but no review's. It claims that it was Featured In ABC and USA Today but when i go to ABC's webpage and search it nothing comes up:confused: And on there web site it says OS X 10.6+ so it is not a universal program anyway. here is there web page http://blumalerts.com/ I have to say the black cat icon creeps me out a little:D
     
  3. alexreich thread starter macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    Haha I did some Googling and it didn't seem legit to me either. No worries. I don't need it anyways haha
     
  4. Ariii macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    Just to be sure, I went to the downloads page. It automatically downloaded it without alerting me (I'm on 10.5 on a G4 PowerBook) only on going to the downloads page, and then started the installer. It doesn't seem exactly safe. So now, I'm running ClamAV to see if I'm infected :(.
     
  5. alexreich thread starter macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    I just did a scan as well on my G5 and everything seems to be fine. Though I did not install it, I did download the .pkg file. I immediately moved it to the trash and emptied it though, as I don't trust no-name software.
     

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