Safari 4 Malware Detection

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlackMax, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

    BlackMax

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    #1
    I just visited one of my regular Mac sites and received the following malware alert below from Safari 4. Has anyone seen such an alert from Safari before? I haven't and definitely not from the MacZealots website.

    A false positive perhaps?
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    I've gotten on Safari 3 I believe. Sometimes it's a false positive. It checks a list that is maintained by several groups. Very similar to the lists Google checks for its search results when it adds warnings to certain sites. Sometimes good sites get infected by malicious users and that malicious item is found and the entire site gets flagged until its shown that the malicious content has been removed.
     
  3. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Yes, I got that same screen several times on Safari 3.2.3.
    I would bet it's a false positive, but I didn't enter the site it showed up on, just asked other users and none said they had a problem. The site was:

    http://www.hamermuseum.com/Welcome.html

    which shows no such screen with Safari 4.
     

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