Anti add recommended software for ipad and IMac

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  1. cyclewalkbob

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    Hi,
    I recently downloaded an app for lists, then downloaded software for my imac which then infected safari with constant adds.
    It did not get to my iPad and my only way of curing it was by a rebuild from time machine.

    Does anyone recomend an add protection/ removal tool/app/software for an iPad and imac?
     
  2. giradman

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    Hello - as you likely know, the iPad runs on iOS while your iMac uses OS X (just updated to Yosemite 10.10.3 - if not already done, then recommended). In my experience, iOS seems much less susceptible to browser malware (e.g. pop ups, browser hijacks, ransomware, etc.) than OS X, so let me just address the latter - and keep in mind that this has nothing to do w/ viruses, worms, Trojans and other non-browser malware - none of these malicious items are 'in the wild' for OS X at the moment.

    SO, onto just OS X and browser malware which seem to have been your problem - I'm also a member of the MacForums, and browser hijacking, pop up ads, and ransomware (the worst IMO) is a constant question - I've generated a list of steps (all may not be needed) to try to remove these annoyances - now this listing is based on suggestions from many experienced members there - next time this happens to you, give these a try rather that restoring from Time Machine - often takes just a minute or two to rid yourself from these 'criminals' - good luck. Dave :)

     
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  4. cyclewalkbob

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    Thanks so much everyone- great info

    Cheers

    Bob
     
  6. giradman

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    Hi Bob - hope that we helped 'a little' - as to iOS, some of my previous comments will also apply to Safari on that device (assume that is the browser you use?) - i.e. if browser malware appears, then Safari can be 'Forced Closed' - you can disconnect from the internet and Safari history can be deleted in the app w/ the tabs closed and/or in Settings, and then re-connect.

    Also, for those who like to browse 'dangerous' web sites - :cool: (not a recommendation, so I'm 'neutral' here) - I would suggest adding a few extra alternate browsers and use those apps - if you run into a sticky situation, then simply delete the app and re-DL it - simple! Dave :)
     
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    On iOS, a proxy app called Weblock virtually eliminates ads--including ones linked to malware--from appearing in your browser, and even from within ad-supported apps.
     
  8. Gtatler

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    Yes. And it does a fantastic job.


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