Posted by: David Harley | August 4, 2015

Taking a pop at Safari pop-ups

You may have noticed that there have been several issues recently concerning pop-ups and malicious scripts affecting Safari users. In fact, I received email today about a ‘nuisance pop-up’ called that had apparently made Safari unusable for a family member.

I don’t have any information about, but Mac users with a similar problem might well find the information in Thomas Reed’s article at The Safe Mac on Tech support scam pop-ups useful, especially that relating to ‘Getting rid of the message’ in Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

An unrelated article on A Browser Pop-up has Taken Over Safari has some of the same information and might also be useful, also for iOS device users. It mentions a Safari extension for Macs called ScamZapper. I don’t have any further information on it at present: if anyone has experience of it, feel free to drop me a line via the contact form.

David Harley


  1. I am having the same problem. Somehow the info came thru on an adobe flash update. Now I get pop ups and it effected my defaults.

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