Solved how to get rid of popup on mac

December 22, 2013 at 01:50:28
Specs: Macintosh
How to get rid of following popup on apple macbook using safari browser? I have adblock but to know effect. ttps://

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January 13, 2014 at 06:44:07
Any websites visited that were unusual

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January 13, 2014 at 07:24:00
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Open Applications/Utilities/Terminal and type the following (it will ask you to enter admin password because it is a system file):sudo nano /etc/hosts

You will get a Nano box. Type in the website you want to block in the following format:

So for you type

You MUST put in the www or else it won't work

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January 13, 2014 at 15:27:09
You might find Bitdefender - for Mac will help too… There is freebie version which sits in the quietly in background and takes up little space etc. You can manually run a scan each day of you wish. Whenever it scan it will update the definitions first, then scan.

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January 14, 2014 at 03:09:29
I'd still recommend a scan to check for and eliminate possible nasties too... Blocking the pop up is OK... But if there is wee pest/nasty still hidden within your Mac OS wise to find and eliminate too... There are few pests about that do affect the Mac systems albeit nothing seriously so - yet.

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