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Some websites will bring up pop up ads that stop you from using your computer. They usually try to convince you to download a program or call a phone number (where they ask you for money to fix the imaginary problem).
They will also try to convince you that there’s something wrong with your computer. Don’t believe them!
Here’s some examples. Notice how they try to convince you that there’s something wrong with your computer and they try to look like they’re officially coming from Apple?
To get rid of the ad, you should first close Safari:
Step 1: Find Safari in the Dock
Step 2: Right Click on Safari
Step 3: Hold the option key on your keyboard down and select Force Quit
To reopen Safari, hold down the Shift Key on your keyboard and click Safari.
This will open Safari up without bringing up the pages you had open before (in particular, the page that was giving you the ad).