Pop up messages

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ormie, May 22, 2011.

  1. ormie macrumors regular

    ormie

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    A friend is having problems with a pop up message containing Maclean in the wording. Any ideas what it is and how to get rid?


    Cheers, Macjim.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    With what browser, browsing what websites and on what Mac OS X version does this appear?
    Maybe it is just an ad?



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    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
    There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
    The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.
     
  3. ormie thread starter macrumors regular

    ormie

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    As far as I know it's Safari. Illness if I can find out more


    Cheers, Macjim.
     
  4. ormie thread starter macrumors regular

    ormie

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    It's happening on the main screen of his desktop.
     
  5. ormie thread starter macrumors regular

    ormie

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    Additional info: on both MacBook pro and iMac and running 10.6.7.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You mean MacClean or MacDefender? They are just browser popups or popunders for scamware or scareware, not a problem really. Browsers can be set to block popups, but there's often a way to defeat it and you get a popunder. not much you can do about it except simply close the window.
     
  7. ormie thread starter macrumors regular

    ormie

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    Maclean. He gets the pop up on the screen saver. Odd


    Cheers, Macjim.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Tell him to uninstall MacClean. He doesn't need it.
     
  9. ormie thread starter macrumors regular

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