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    Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

    This is a discussion on Redirects To Adult Porn Sites within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I will try OpenDNS to see how it works, there is a filter on Open DNS setting which I can ...

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      I will try OpenDNS to see how it works, there is a filter on Open DNS setting which I can block porn and the Friendfinder domain name, so hopefully that should do the trick. Thank you all very much for your support and assistance.

      Very much appreciated.

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      Did it again, tried to redirect to porn site, this time

      OpenDNS blocked it, okay, but why is it still happening?

      Sorry, but adultfriendfinder.com is blocked on this network.

      This site was categorized in: Dating, Adult Themes, Sexuality, Pornography, Nudity, Lingerie/Bikini
      Contact your network administrator


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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      Have you checked which add-ons have been added to your browser?

      There may be one or two which you didn't know were there and are causing you the problem. This is what had happened with my friend's Laptop.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      You should download and run a free AV. Sophos is one highly recommended for Macs.

      Mac Antivirus | Free Antivirus for Mac Tool Download | Sophos

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      Have a read of these:

      The Safe Mac Mac Malware Guide

      The Safe Mac Eliminating browser redirects and advertisements

      And, as above, get yourself a free AV prog. too. Sophos is good, as is Avast.

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      I have Macscan which I use, and it continually picks up tracking cookies but not spyware.

      I thought Macscan was AV. I took Avast off my Mac, because I was told you can't have more than one AV on your system.

      I have to admit I do find it confusing, what programs are AV and what are for Malware and Spyware and what programs you can have running or on your computer.

      I thought Macscan would be enough on its own?

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      It is difficult today and you are correct in saying that you should not have 2 or more AV programs running on a single computer.

      What I have found is that no one single program will eliminate all the potential problems and you need to use a variety of different 'tools' to keep on top of these nasties.

      Basically an AV program, such as Avast or Sophos (linked above) should run all the time that you are using your computer. It should check each and every action your computer does and scan each and every file that you receive or send. Some AV products claim to scan for Malware too, but in my personal experience the major companies fail on this count.

      Personally I go for a separate Anti-Malware tool for this reason. Tezcatlipoca as provided a couple of link for you for these.

      Some Anti-Malware tools will also run in the background, like the AV program. However this can start to take a toll on your computer's processing power and slow down file transfers. For this reason I prefer to periodically scan my computers for Malware separately.

      As the anti-malware programs I use tend to need to be run manually, I can afford to have a variety installed. Sure they will each clean out your cookies, but I have found that different ones will crack a specific threat and this helps me to stay a little safer.
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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      MacScan is not really an AV program, it is an anti malware program which should detect and remove the problem you are having. If it doesn't, then you should try another.

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      You can't run 2 that are offering "real time protection" at the same time. But you can run ones that just scan on your command such as Malwarebytes or Superantispyware free scans. I'm not sure if they are for Macs too but as long as you don't have 2 real time protection ones running together you will be fine.

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      Re: Redirects To Adult Porn Sites

      Thank you, I will try out Sophos. Unfortunately Malwarebytes is not Mac friendly. Thanks again everyone for your assistance.

     

     
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