Just Updated Safari on Mac OS X "Security Issue"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by FrisbeeK9, May 8, 2015.

  1. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

    FrisbeeK9

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    HI
    wanted to see if anyone else is experienceing this.
    I just last night upgreaded my MacBook with the new Sarari upgrade (latest) and at the opening of the application I get a Security Warning and I need to call the phone number on the screen. I can't reject this or ignore and basically can't use the browser.

    Anyone else experience this? I think I have a "Situation" with a virus

    Guy
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    What does the error say, exactly (screenshot if you've got one would be helpful!)
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    That just sounds like a Javascript popup at a skeevy web site. Right click Safari in the Dock and force quit. Then hold the shift key the next time you launch Safari and it will stop it from automatically going back to that site.
     
  4. FrisbeeK9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    FrisbeeK9

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    Thanks to you both

    I will post a screen shot tonight when I get home.
    And I'll try the combo shut down as well.

    Thanks again to you both.

    Guy
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Reset Safari, clearing the cache and cookies. You may also want to check your home page setting. What you're getting is a pop-up advertisement. It's also possible you have adware on your Mac.

    Remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on your Mac
    Adware can be removed by using this tool: AdwareMedic

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
     

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