Adware/malware pop up

Have a Mac Book Pro 13 ", middle of YEAR 2010-2, 4 GHz Intel Core Duo processor - surfing the Internet, received a popup UNEXPECTED/GENERIC-to the RESEARCH (which took over the entire screen) indicating to contact APPLE 1 - 877 - SUPPORT? -???? (don't remember the number) due to adware or malware that infect my book mac pro and DO NOT disable the system?

I did follow the instructions!  As soon as SAFARI closed, entered into HISTORY - erased from history and proceeded to shut down the system.  Wait 1 minute and restarted the Mac. Went back into the history to make sure that the whole story is allowed, and it was.

Is it standard practice for APPLE publish information like this when the system is compromised?  OR... a potential problem of piracy?  HELP please.

Apple does not post information like this.

It's a scam

It is a supplement that says you have an infected computer

and you do not

You could say that you need more calcium in your diet, or more bacon,

but this is just a supplement trying to frighten and mislead you.

If you have not downloaded anything, you can restart Safari with the SHIFT key to erase any residual garbage which may not be there but only for peace of mind.

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