ScamZapper

2.1.2 14 May 2018

Stops bogus technical support pop-ups from locking up Safari.

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Developer website: Apple Club

ScamZapper is an application which mainly functions as a way to install our Safari extension. After it's installed, you can run the application again if you want to report a new scam website, or to help you get rid of a pop-up that ScamZapper doesn't catch.

The ScamZapper extension targets a specific kind of pop-up: the worst kind. These pop-ups will usually claim that your computer has been infected with a virus, and you need to call a number for assistance. That's bad enough as it is, but there is usually no way to close out of the pop-up, as they usually lock up your browser. ScamZapper prevents the pages from loading, and is updated constantly as the scammers register new domains.

If you encounter a pop-up that won't go away and is not currently in ScamZapper's database, you can just run the application, select "Troubleshoot Pop-up," and ScamZapper will run through a series of automated troubleshooting steps to get rid of it.

What's New

Version 2.1.2:
  • Fixes an issue where certain information was not relayed when reporting a scam site
  • Updates the database of scam pop-ups

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

Ratings

Overall
(13)
Current Version (2.x)
(3)

Details

Downloads
17,060
Version Downloads
775
Type
Internet / Plugins
License
Free
Date
14 May 2018
Platform
Intel 64 / OS X
Price
Free