Malware? Virus?

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  1. SteveCritten

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    my wife has a. MacBook Pro and is running slow and showing these every so often.
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    Any help appreciated?
     
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    Try shutting down Safari, switching off wireless then clear all cookies etc in Safari. Restart macbook and reconnect wireless and Safari? Read this somewhere recently but can't remember where or if that's the exact sequence.
     
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    Adware Medic is a great programme to remove this kind of stuff. Search the web for it. Very good.
     
  4. SteveCritten

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    She went into extensions in Safari settings and uninstalled all specifically mac fest plugin seems to have done the trick. Thanks for your help though will advice accordingly.
     
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    More and more Mac users are encountering Scareware/Ransomware Web sites.

    The kind of Web site that purports to lock your browser or encrypt your data, and then tries to get you to call a phone number for "Macintosh technical support" or to pay a ransom. First, you should know that your browser isn't really locked, your data isn't really encrypted, and if you call these scammers and allow them access to your computer, the results are likely to be very bad. So, whatever you do, don't call the number in a pop-up from one of these Web sites.

    http://www.magmatic.com/magmatic-awareness-alert/2013/7/15/condition-remains-green.html

    http://www.thesafemac.com/fbi-ransomware-virus-rampant/

    Here is something new to keep the above from being a problem:

    ScamZapper for Safari (free)

    https://sites.google.com/site/appleclubfhs/downloads/scamzapper-info

    The ScamZapper extension for Safari blocks a specific kind of pop-up: the kind that claims that your computer has been infected with a virus, and you need to call a number for assistance, usually accompanied by there seemingly being no way to close out of the pop-up, as as it has locked up your browser.

    The above information was provided by Randy B. Singer
    Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)

    Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance - see
    http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html
     
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