Please Help with Safari pop up

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  1. trlyka, Sep 18, 2015
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    trlyka macrumors 6502a

    trlyka

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    Pop up was as follows and it stretches vertically on the whole screen.....

    http://macprotection.info <DON'T CLICK THIS

    Are you sure you want to leave this page?

    *********** System Security At Risk ***********

    Critical Security Warning! Your Mac has detected a serious attack on this system, as your IP Address seems to accessed from two different locations at one time. A Suspicious Connection was trying to access Your Logins, Banking Details & Tracking Your Internet Activity.

    Please contact the Mac Support team immediately at 808-518-4618 (TOLL FREE) and provide error code UR97L1DA2TA to scan and resolve the potential threats to your personal and financial information, which seems to be accessed from another computer.
    Your Mac Security Center & Firewall Services are disabled. Your TCP Connection was blocked by your Firewall. Your Accounts may be suspended until you take an action.

    Consequently we are performing additional security checks to verify the source of the attack and have halted all your resources in order to prevent any additional damage to your system and information.

    Possibility of Data & Identity theft, if not fixed immediately.

    Please call our Support Team at 808-518-4618 (TOLL FREE) to resolve the issues.

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    Customer Service: 808-518-4618 (TOLL-FREE)
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    I know this is bogus. I am not sure what site I was on when this happened. I believe it was a coupon site. I've tried and I can't get rid of. I can't use Safari. What do I do? Please help!
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Force Quit (in the Finder :apple: menu drop down or use command-option-esc keys) Safari. Hold the shift key down and relaunch Safari.
     
  3. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a retina device the best way I found was to open System Preferences -> Display -> Scaled -> choose one one higher resolution (1440*900 for 13" rMBP) and then the "okay" or "cancel" button will appear. Luckily El Capitan launch is very soon and with it content blockers. Hopefully content blockers can block these pop ups. Someone who is more knowledgeable might know whether or not Safari content blockers can block these.
     
  4. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  5. Aneef macrumors regular

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    Once your Safari is restored:

    https://adblockplus.org

    Download ABP. I use it and it blocks pop ups and other annoying ads. Regards.
     
  6. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a

    trlyka

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    That worked!!! Thank you so much! I read something similar, but they were saying that you had to hit the shift key at just the right time. So like a moron, I was trying to time it just right lol. Thanks again :)
     
  7. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the update and I'm glad you got it sorted out.
     
  8. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    I have that installed and it doesn't bypass the pop up. Might be because uBlock is as updated as origin (origin doesn't have a safari extension). Chrome seems to block it but not sure if that is due to Chrome or uBlock Origin.
     

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