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    Java script hacked adverts?

    I installed a program call MacKeeper, when I found strange things happening with Safari web-browser I uninstalled it.

    Then I found the makers of MacKeeper, a firm called Zoebit, managed to embed their advert for MacKeeper into Get free Email accounts: Web based and secure Email - mail.com and Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news - CNET - just two examples. I was particularly concerned that because they could hack their advert into cnet.com and mail.com that some rogue javascript had been placed in my system.

    When using https://cnet.com or https://mail.com or a proxy server using http:// the MacKeeper advert was no longer there.

    Does anyone know how this company managed to hack these adverts into webpages I view?
    Thank you for your kind ideas.
    Sincerely
    Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by sredhead View Post
    Does anyone know how this company managed to hack these adverts into webpages I view?
    Here's the Apple discussion thread on solving the problem.
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