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When I open Safari I get mackeeper app.  Is this safe and how do I eliminate it?

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When I open Safari I get mackeeperapp.  Is this safe and how do I get rid of it?

MBP, Mac OS X (10.6), Safari 4
  • Keith Doherty3 Level 4 Level 4 (1,735 points)

    Its a roll over advert and scarware bundle of applications.

    Most are freely available or even native apps.

     

    DO NOT fall for it.

     

    Roll over adverts are trigered via cookies and are infact little flash banners.You can't block these with the built in pop up blockers.

     

    However you can use the Safari Adblock or click to flash extensions

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,825 points)

    Quit Safari. If it won't quit in the usual way, select

      

    Force Quit...

       

    from the menu bar, then select Safari from the list and press return.

      

    Relaunch Safari by holding down the shift  key and clicking its icon in the Dock. That will stop the bad page from reloading automatically. From the menu bar, select

      

    Safari Preferences... Privacy Remove All Website Data

      

    to get rid of any cookies or other data left by the server. Open your Downloads folder and delete anything you don't recognize.

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