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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jose0208, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Jose0208 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, everyone, I need some help on how to get rid of what is going in my mac. Yesterday I was searching the internet and I had two porn sites appear out of no where. I was shocked and so was my wife. And of course, she started questioning me about what just happened.

    Because of it, I've been desperately searching different forums to get an idea as to what happened and how is it that something like that could happened..

    Please help!

    Thank you!
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Does she also question you when you're watching TV and a viagra ad pops up?
     
  3. diipii macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry about it. Google searches often include such responses and you get used to spotting them. You might clear your caches in case of some kind of "infection" but other than that I have noticed nothing to cause any hassles.
     
  4. Jose0208 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, not really. I want a serious answer. I really wan to know what could had happened. Supposedly Macs don't get any form of malware or viruses. I was in shock when I saw that popping up. This is my concern.
     
  5. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    What website were you searching on? The only thing I can think of is if you're searching file sharing type of websites that always have popups.
     
  6. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    Mac's are not immune to Malware, Viruses yes.
     
  7. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Popup ads are clearly the culprit. Sometimes they pop up randomly on innocent sites. Probably no reason to be alarmed. I'd suggest using a pop-up blocker.
     
  8. mw360 macrumors 65816

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    I've had this happen twice about a year ago on an iPad while browsing completely legit sites. If I remember rightly it was a pop-up full screen porn picture advertising something with a name like 'friend finder'. The iPad in question has never visit porn sites or the places where they advertise. The only theory I have is that is was some kind of semi-malicious ad that snuck into the normal ad distribution channels. Heck of a shock though when you're in polite company.
     
  9. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You might have got a malware/adware.

    Run this : http://www.adwaremedic.com/index.php
     
  10. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    "For the last time, AutoCorrect, I'm looking for Hot Asian TEA!!!"
     
  11. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Safari has a built-in option to block popups. Beyond that, I use and like Adblock (https://getadblock.com). You might also like Disconnect (https://disconnect.me).
     
  12. RollTide1017 macrumors regular

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    They're not immune to viruses either, they're just not targeted anywhere near as much as Windows machines. Any computer in the world, even an iOS device, can catch a virus if someone writes one for it and has a way to distribute it.
     
  13. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I disagree. If there were any vulnerability is OS X that would allow a virus to replicate, we would have seen one my now. OS X has been in use for over a decade and not one virus has ever been released. To say that "Any computer in the world can catch a virus if someone writes one" assumes that there is an unknown security flaw in the operating system. If OS X had one, we would have seen it by now and someone would have written a virus to exploit it. The fact that there has never been an OS X virus speaks volumes about the inherent security provided by the system.
     
  14. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Macs do get browser hijacks often - check all your extensions/plugins in all your browsers. Alot, conduit etc, just like on Windows boxes. Java SE 7/8 and acrobat PDF vulnerabilities most common exploits I've seen being used. If you use Oracle's Java disable it in the browser in its settings.

    If you want to be totally sure install one of the free Mac AV products - ClamXAV or even Avast.
     
  15. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    Dud, you wouldn't believe how some people are. When I was an exchange student in Arkansas my host mother asked me: does the people in Venezuela kiss everyone on the chick?
    And I said: yes.
    And she replied: I would never let my daughter go to that country!

    She was into her late 50's, never had a passport, never traveled. I do not even know how she ended up having 3 daughters if she was suck freak with a "hello kiss" to start with. BUT at the high school many girls were pregnant and walking all happy around... something I have never seen ever in my country until this day.

    So... this world is a big world and expect anything from any one at any time.
     
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  17. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    By all means be careful on those porn sites. You may end up on a site that shows footage like this! :eek:
     

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  18. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    You have an impressive piece of equipment there!
     
  19. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Go to AdWare Medic (the replacement from SafeMac) and you can run it once before buying it to get rid of that AdWare.
     
  20. Jose0208 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was backing up in Google and the website popped up. The night before I was looking at a newspaper from my country and also I remember that I had to turn off "third party blocker" to be able to see an online book from my school. Really, I don't know what happened here. Thanks!
     
  21. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    They are not immune to viruses yet there has never been one in the wild.
     
  22. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Malware is a general term that included viruses; they're the same thing.

    http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/what-are-malware-viruses-spyware-and-cookies-and-what-differentiates-them
     
  23. chabig macrumors 68040

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    All viruses are malware. Not all malware are viruses.
     
  24. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    I am shocked, shocked to find that porn is shown in this establishment/computer.
     
  25. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    Just use Adblock or Adblock Plus, pop up problem solved.
     

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