What kind of popup is this

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flimzy, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. flimzy macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    I was browsing my history and I noticed that one of the entries said, "data:text/html,<script>window.close();</script>" Does anyone know what this is? I clicked on it and it was a blank page. I do remember being redirected to 'www.idwaneo.org" which apparently looked like some app site. I clicked on a link in that app site and all of a sudden mackeeper popped up or something. However in my history there is no history of mackeeper it only shows that idwaneo site and that data:text entry. Is this dangerous?
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    According to this site
    Idwaneo.org is a source site for Cydia downloads, apparently mostly games.
    If you go to one of the sites that offers opinions about threats on internet sites, Idwaneo.org is not considered a threatening site.
    However, I don't like when I see Mackeeper popups.
    I think that MacKeeper continues to have a poor reputation, and when I tried to load the Idwaneo.org site, I saw multiple re-directs, which always gives me a queazy feeling, with one showing in my history with the short script that you asked about. Looks like it's just designed to close a page that has just opened up, probably to draw your attention (which it was successful!)
    If you prowl around some of those kind of sites that support jail-break mobile devices, in various ways, then I think that link is probably just part of the that scene.
  3. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    Thank you Delta
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region

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