For the most part, malware on the Mac just isn’t the problem it is for Windows PC users. Mac viruses? They might exist but they don’t travel far. There is, however, a notorious malware scam floating around the web and here’s a way to stop it.
Have you seen anything on your Mac that resembles this?
The thing about this particular nuisance is that it’s plain old malware, not a virus, can’t be closed, and isn’t blocked by popup blockers or even ad blockers.
I can only imagine how many tens of thousands or more Mac users have stumbled upon that little annoyance. Here’s how to beat it. It’s a free Safari browser extension for your Mac called ScamZapper. All it does is exactly what you want it to do. It zaps the popup scam before it pops up and goes into the endless loop which can lock up Safari.
This is one of those set-it-and-forget-it utilities Mac users love; a browser extension which waits for a malware popup and then blocks it automatically with no action required from you. It even updates itself. There’s even a version which works on older PowerPC Mac users. The only caveat is the installation. It triggers Apple’s Unidentified Developer tripwire in System Preferences, but that’s easily overcome with an extra click or two.
Otherwise, ScamZapper just works, and it’s free.