My iMac seems to be getting more false claims of system infections.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Choctaw, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Choctaw macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    Lately almost on a daily basis while visiting anything from banking sites, investment sites, or just plain movie listings or TV listing. A warning pops up on screen asking me to call and have my Apple fixed for it has been infected by Bla Bla.....here is one of the numbers that pops up 1-866-292-1546

    I just del the page, and ignore it. But I still feel this type of scam is becoming more and more prevalent. Some times I have to force quit the machine to get away from it all.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Try installing the ScamZapper.app and extension to Safari. You can download it from here.
     
  3. Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    I looked at the ScamZapper site and read many of the reviews posted. Many seemed to be expressing negative reviews. I will hold off. Anyway thanks for your comments.
     
  4. MrNomNoms macrumors 65816

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    What websites are you going to which brings up such stuff? have you installed ad blocker plus?
     
  5. iMacC2D, Jun 5, 2016
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  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Are you sure they're false?

    I also recommend using Malwarebytes, to ensure your system is clean.
     

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