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HELP! Mac OS X 10.4.11 internet issue

I have sought help from Apple and got no solution so I am desperate for help here!

My Macbook Pro is with the Mac OS X 10.4.11
I stopped using Firefox because pop-ups
Safari is now starting to have the same issue

First pop-up was: "Windows Security Alert"
"Warning Potential Spyware Operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and internetfiles. Run full scan now to pervent any unauthirised access to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover"

Then the following along with other versions of these website addresses popped up as separate yet blank webpages:

I have spoken to Apple and got no help except to reset the block pop-up windows option by, canceling the block pop up windows option, turn off the computer, turn on the computer and then turn on the block pop-up windows option.

These programs have been no help:
iAntiVirus Free Edition
iServices Trojan Removal Tool
DNSChanger Removal Tool
The Achaean

I am a doctoral student using the internet for research on a daily basis. Please help! Thank you!

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Those popups are a nuisance

In reply to: HELP! Mac OS X 10.4.11 internet issue

but really do not mean anything.

Especially the "Windows Security Alert" one

You do not have a virus so all those apps that you have been trying will do nothing for you.

Take a look at Safari > Preferences > Advanced and make sure that there is a check mark in the Block Popup windows option.

Meanwhile, I'll take a look for third party blockers


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Pop ups help

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The block pop-up option was the first thing checked. Apple said that all that could be done was to disconnect block pop-up, turn off the computer, then connect block pop-up as soon as possible. Its pop up that doesn't pop up on a different page. It pops up on the webpage I am reading and using. I know it is not a virus, just a pop up. Its beyond annoying. I can take a picture of the computer screen when it happens if that helps to visualize it.

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These popups,

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do they occur when you move your mouse around the screen?

If you make a pop up go away, can you make it come back by moving the mouse to a certain place on the web page?

If so, these are rollover ads and are the bane of all sane users.

Try this:
it's free
or this: for the first part and for the plugin
Pith Helmet is a plugin for SIMBL and it blocks ads.
It's not free

Let us know how you get on


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pop ups help

In reply to: These popups,

Thank you for the information. I will try it out. The pop-up is visible when a particular website is open and it is only at certain times, times that I can predict. On safari or firefox, if I pull up the right website, the popup message will be a small screen that shows in the middle of the webpage and the webpage is dimmed in the background automatically so that the pop-up really catches your eye. I know about the mouse movement and it being a trigger. I wish it were that simple. This one is just beyond annoying and Apple Tech just doesn't seem to understand how intrusive it is.

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adblock and pith helmet

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I tried to download the Safari AdBlock but it wasn't possible because I don't have the option to choose an "Open in 32-bit mode".
Pithhelmet didn't work because it wasn't for the snow leopard even though it says on the website that it applies to snow leopard.
There is nothing that accommodates those of us with snow leopard and it would then seem to me that Mac wants up to buy new software.

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32bit mode,

In reply to: adblock and pith helmet

Find the Safari application, it should be in your Applications folder.
Right Click it (Control + Click if a single button mouse or trackpad)
Get Info
One of the options in Get Info is "Open in 32bit mode"

Give Adblock a try when you have done that and let us know how you get on.

Bye the way, post the url of an offending site please


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re:Pop ups help

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I am having the exact same issue with my iMac OSX 10.4.11. The Windows Online Protection Tool pop-up and webpages getting redirected. Apple Experts have been no help offering the same types of information that they gave you. Have you been able to get the issue fixed? I'm battling over here.

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Oh yeah, one more thing

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Forge to mention that it happens on both my Firefox and Safari browsers.

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