Pop up site ads on OS 10.6.8

Discussion in 'macOS' started by crowe-t, May 27, 2016.

  1. crowe-t macrumors member

    crowe-t

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    I'm currently running OS 10.6.8 on my 2009 Mac Mini and about 2 days ago I started getting annoying pop up type web sites saying my Mac is infected with a Virus and I should use their programs to clean it. I know this is a scam.

    Does anyone know how can I fix this problem?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    #2
    Download and run MalwareBytes for Mac. Will take about 5 minutes to download & scan.
     
  3. chrfr, May 27, 2016
    Last edited: May 27, 2016

    chrfr macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, that requires at least OS 10.8 to run.
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    The site here has some tips: http://www.thesafemac.com/arg/
    Because you're using a very old version of OS X you'll need to follow the manual removal steps linked in step 1b.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Bah, didn't click for me that MWB wouldn't run on Snow Leopard. Thank you for correcting!
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it's a pain for users who haven't upgraded. Also I'll correct myself, you did post a link to the current version of Malwarebytes, but it's better to direct users here https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/ so that anyone who finds it in the future gets the latest version.
     

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