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How-to Fix Mac’s Safari browser malware/ransomware pop-up

Posted in Apple, Browser, How to, Security with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello dear readers and visitors!

Less than a few days apart I had to fix several Macbook malware infections. I say “infections”, but technically, it’s more of a Safari feature abuse. Still, it qualifies as malware or even as a virus.

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The message usually shows a phone number to call to “fix” your problem.
DON’T CALL

Sick Safari

What this malware does is create a pop-up message. This in itself could be annoying at most, but the problem is when closing the pop-up message window, another comes up immediately and because of  Safari’s default pop-up behavior, menus become unavailable as long as the message is present. Which means you’re effectively locked away from your browser. It’s like a ransomware virus, but for your MAC’s Internet Browser. Cool huh?

Solution

This solution is simple, yet not easy to find: simply Shift-click your Safari icon to start Safari and by-pass the default page(s). Once you’re back and in control of your browser, you should do 2 things:

1. Check your history and try to find which website could’ve infected your browser. Then, take a mental note and STOP visiting such websites. If you can’t find it, it means you’ve most likely stumbled on an infected website. Lucky you.

2. Delete all history, cookies, empty the cache (you’ll need to enable the developer menu to access this option), remove any unwanted extensions and change your homepage.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Extra read and picture source
-http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-ib-adnxs-com-mac-os-x/

List of all MAC (OS X) keyboard shortcuts

Posted in Apple, Software, Tweaking with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here’s a list all the keyboard shortcut for MAC.

From Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

More detailed: http://guides.macrumors.com/Keyboard_shortcuts

 

Also, here’s a comparative chart of Windows, MAC and Linux (KDE/Gnome) shortcuts. Notice how some are almost identical from one system to another!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_keyboard_shortcuts

 

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca