Safari virus/spyware??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jackdanny, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. jackdanny macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    Hi guys,

    Over the past week or so Ive noticed that on some websites I visit I get some small chinese banners in the corner of the page I'm looking at. These websites arent ones that should have any on them to start with (like BBC!) Just wondering if anyone new the best way to get rid of them? Is it spyware and should I be concerned? I'm running Safari 2.0 at the moment.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    It isn't a virus or spyware
  3. jackdanny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    any ideas on how i can get rid of it then, roy?
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
  5. jwkay macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Just a wild idea, but the BBC News website now includes advertising banners if you're viewing the site from outside the UK.
  6. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    Ha, get Firefox and use Adblock Plus. Haven't seen an ad since 2002.

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