Scareware site popups

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knew2mack, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. knew2mack macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2009
    The Beach
    Sometimes these scareware sites will generate a never-ending loop of popups, to the point that you must Force Quit your browser.

    Yes, I am back, I changed my password as suggested. Whenever I'm using Chrome, it pops-up an 'Always Allow' 'Deny' or 'Allow' screen. Regardless of which option I choose, it immediately pops up again, until I have to Force Quit.....

    How do I fix this.

  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I don't use Chrome, but one relatively easy way to avoid having to quit the browser that should work universally is to temporarily disable Javascript until you've closed all the malicious windows.

    I'm assuming here that you can get to Chrome's preferences when a popup is active; if so, go to the Security section (or wherever Chrome keeps its Javascript enable checkbox), uncheck it, close the popups, turn it back on. With Javascript disabled nothing should be able to take any action without a direct click, preventing anything untoward from popping up.

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