Safari is locked up by some Phising scam?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kat.hayes, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 10, 2011
    #1
    I accidentally typed in a wrong address into Safari and it went to what seems to be a phishing site with a pop-up window indicating I received a virus and I need to click on OK to proceed. I am unable to access History to delete everything in the browser, I am only able to quit Safari and when I re-open it I receive the same pop-up.

    What can I do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

    jlc1978

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    #3
    Try force quiting Safari and reopen while holding the shift key to prevent reopening the window. It's probably a java script exploit.

    You can google for other options as well as downloading MalwareBytes and scanning your Mac.
     

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