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Hello. I have a problem, every time when I use skype and at the same time use safari I get notified with messages about danger web-sites but they are not. What can be the problem? I ran a ccleaner and everything is ok.

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It's just a warning (from Safari probably) that the sites you are visiting may not be fully trusted.

There could be may reasons why;
The site may still be using http instead of https
The sites security licence may be expired (or be due for renewal).
there nay be something dodgy about an advertisment on that webpage.
There may have been some 'infection' on that site in the past.
and other reasons.

They are just being careful and looking after you, sometimes they are too careful - but they are trying to look after people who don't know much about computers and computer scams.

I use Malwarebytes Bowser Guard on Firefox and get 4 or 5 similar warnings everyday;.
It depends what I am looking at - as a moderator of a few forums I probably see and visit more dodgy stuff than a 'normal' computer user would.

In the end they are just warnings to say:
'that webpage/website has something unusal that we don't like and we think you should avoid it - but it's up to you to decide'.
Of course the only way to decide is to go there and have a look for yourself.

And that's up to you, if you are unsure then don't go there.

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On 31/05/2020 at 02:06, nukecad said:

It's just a warning (from Safari probably) that the sites you are visiting may not be fully trusted.

There could be may reasons why;
The site may still be using http instead of https
The sites security licence may be expired (or be due for renewal).
there nay be something dodgy about an advertisment on that webpage.
There may have been some 'infection' on that site in the past.
and other reasons.

They are just being careful and looking after you, sometimes they are too careful - but they are trying to look after people who don't know much about computers and computer scams.

I use Malwarebytes Bowser Guard on Firefox and get 4 or 5 similar warnings everyday;.
It depends what I am looking at - as a moderator of a few forums I probably see and visit more dodgy stuff than a 'normal' computer user would.

In the end they are just warnings to say:
'that webpage/website has something unusal that we don't like and we think you should avoid it - but it's up to you to decide'.
Of course the only way to decide is to go there and have a look for yourself.

And that's up to you, if you are unsure then don't go there.

I got all the info, but is there any difference between 'http'  and  'https'  as you read? I will change the browser on another one and will try to see if it works better or not. But maybe the scanner wasn't right ? I had an experience when it wasn't right, will try to find something else to check it. Or I believe that it's just overprotection as you dais about Malwarebytes.

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23 hours ago, Andavari said:

HTTP = Less secure
HTTPS = Highly secure

More reading here:
https://www.guru99.com/difference-http-vs-https.html

Andavari, thanks! It was useful, I've never thought and imagined that it makes sense. I also found some articles about my occasion on  *************** and it seems that I might have viruses. Don't you know, whether it's ok or not? I am confused that I cannot be sure about my mac safety, need some advice. If you know, it would be great.

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I don't know anything about Mac OS having never used it. Perhaps try to get malware removal help on a Mac forum, or go directly to Apple to find help resources.

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I'm not sure now if this is a genuine post or setup spam. (I note that a link has been removed, but no further action taken).
Plus although this is the 'Windows Security section the OP is now talking about a Mac.

We are not alowed to help with malware removal on this forum.
We are allowed to point you to approved sites where you can get one-to-one help if you think (or know) that your machine is infected.

Malwarebytes forums have a section where you can get help cleaning up an infected Mac, or just having it checked over if you suspect an infection:
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/165-mac-malware-removal-help-support/

 

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