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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joshuaaaron, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. joshuaaaron macrumors member

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    If you are using Windows on your Mac, you could have spyware on the Windows partition

    On the Mac... nah

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. joshuaaaron thread starter macrumors member

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    well weird things keep happening on the browser. like my pages get rerouted to obvious spyware pages. and i cant get back to the page i was at before...
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Have you been installing special codecs for viewing porn?
     
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    ...Or are you by any chance browsing any questionable websites?
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Try deleting your preferences, clearing your cache and history, and/or resetting your browser

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  8. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Are you using Safari?

    If so, click on Safari - Reset Safari and see if that sorts things.

    Bear in mind, it'll lose your history and everything by doing so.
     
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    Clear the DNS entries in your network preferences. If it still happens, contact your ISP, they DNS server has been hacked.

    TEG
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    To view certain type of videos. Install
    Flip4Mac or Perian.

    Do not intall anything else.

    In addition, don't visit those questionable sites that redirects you to other pages.
     
  11. boast macrumors 65816

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    if you are using firefox, install the plugin 'noscript'

    that way no website can redirect you (via javascript) unless you allow it
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    or if he's using Safari he can go Preferences >> Advanced >> uncheck Enable Javascript
     

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