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Alexander Kallas
What is this?
on May 31, 2011 at 1:15:40 pm

Looking at a webshop, this suddenly appeared. How do I kill these cookies?



Cheers
Alexander


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Jerry Jorgenson
Re: What is this?
on Jun 2, 2011 at 1:12:34 pm

This isn't a cookie, it's a certificate warning. There was some problem with looking up the certificate. What it's supposed to do is warn you about sites where the certificate isn't to be trusted--which doesn't mean the site is necessary bad, there are several reasons.

If you weren't going to Facebook, then the site that you were at is fudging something.


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Alexander Kallas
Re: What is this?
on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:22:41 pm

[Jerry Jorgenson] "his isn't a cookie, it's a certificate warning. There was some problem with looking up the certificate. What it's supposed to do is warn you about sites where the certificate isn't to be trusted--which doesn't mean the site is necessary bad, there are several reasons.
If you weren't going to Facebook, then the site that you were at is fudging something
"


thanks Jerry, the weird thing is that I was shopping online at LLBean, should I contact them?
Surely they are reputable and would not fudge something

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Alexander


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Jerry Jorgenson
Re: What is this?
on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:50:39 pm

LLBean should be reputable, but it shouldn't put up a FB certificate either. Although you can't get a virus on a Mac, there is malware--typically trojans--that can fool you into installing something you'd probably rather not. I suggest downloading Sophos (it's free) and have it run a scan. If you don't want it on later, you can uninstall it.
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-ho...


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Alexander Kallas
Re: What is this?
on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:39:27 pm

Thanks Jerry, I'll try it.
MacScan was OK but still showed the pop-up.

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Alexander


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