Both Safari and Firefox acting the same way. If I type something [i.e. yellowpages] in url box, browser says I'm infected or something and they want to scan my 'PC'. I say NO and it does it any way. I say 'quit' and it downloads an .exe package. I finally quit the browsers!<br><br>Where can I find the enabling 'thing' on my Mac to get rid of this pest?<br><br>Anyone else experiencing this?<br><br>I am also getting pop-under ads when I read forum MM in Safari. <br><br>tia<br><br>
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It seems you have a few "Malicious Cookies" in Safari and Firefox.<br>In Firefox open Firefox Preferences click on Privacy choose Show Cookies.<br>If you know the name of the site of the PC Scan delete that cookie or better still choose Remove All Cookies.<br><br>In Safari open Safari Preferences choose Security then choose Show Cookies and click Remove All.<br><br>
If you remove all cookies be warned you'll lose many auto log ins, you'll have to re-login to here for example.<br><br>If it's happening on both browsers, I would suspect a malicious plug in was installed, Hard Drive/Library/Internet plugins, or Hard Drive/users/you/Library/Internet plugins.<br><br>What if you type in yellowpages.com?<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
I was reluctant to remove all cookies. Swatty and I have PM'd and he suggest I google the offending site's name. That led me to an Apple Discussion. I have not tried their suggestions but it seems to involve DNS. I am using AirPort Extreme and IP 10.0.1.3 address. I do not see an option in the dropdown menu -- just automatic -- to add the DNS I see in the support forum.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Here are some grabs of this villain <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Trying to get rid of the windows on my screen just keeps downloading this critter.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Ok Kate I got the cookie now I am infected <br><br>Check your cookies for scanner.net and delete the cookie<br><br><br> <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Swatcat on 08/27/08 04:36 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
So does a cookie cause a download, or a popup on an unrelated site? This is a mechanism I'm not clear on. If cookies can do this, then cookies CAN fairly count as malware after all! (I'd always thought it was a little extreme to call cookies malware.)<br><br>I saw something like this a couple years ago, but only on a certain site, so I blamed the site (and maybe that was correct).<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
My understanding<br><br>Cookies are tiny little applications that record your web surfing habits and what you buy online - The cookie then reports back to the mother web site the next time you visit that site , the cookie also holds your log in information that given web site.<br><br>Cookies are sorta like a MS macro "tiny application" and a "exe" file <-- Microsoft weakest link since Office , Excel yada yada uses macros and execution files . Favored method of attackers is to create a virus laden "macro" hides it in a "exe" file which activates the virus macro when clicked on.<br><br>These (Bad Cookies) seem to be designed for PCs but since web browsers are sorta platform independent Macs are susceptible too , it attacks browsers not the HDs for example or for as far as I can see ?<br><br>I did notice that I too have been getting lots of downloaded "exe" files <-- as far as I know and "exe" file cannot be executed on a Mac if clicked on ??<br><br>
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