xponlinescanner popup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robf3, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. robf3 macrumors newbie

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    Mar 13, 2008
    #1
    Had the above mentioned popup come up on my screen this morning saying my imac was infected and to download program to remove virus and spyware,I tried closing the but it kept popping up and trying to download i finally ended up shutting down safari and then shut down the imac anyone else have this happen to them,i read that it is fake and malicious.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    Your Mac is not infected. It's simply a way of using social engineering to get the less bright portion of the Windows user group to download and install spyware/adware/dangerous stuff.

    Don't worry about it and simply boycott the sites you get these popups from.
     

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