Does My Macbook Pro have a virus?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamesbond05, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. jamesbond05 macrumors member

    jamesbond05

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    Recently while browsing with safari I keep getting pop ups. Most of them if not all are "http://www.consumernews24.com/finance/vc.php". I searched google and most of the people who had this issue are running windows. Any ideas on how I can stop it from happening? Is it adware, malware or soyware? It kinda reminds me of my old infected windows pc. Any help will be really appreciated.
     
  2. SoCalRich macrumors 6502

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    According to this article Safari is less secure then Explorer... Check it out... Who knows...
     
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Thats not a virus. Viruses don't do that. It sounds just like popups which happen in any browser.

    Click on Safari -> Block pop up windows. That should fix it.
     
  4. jamesbond05 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply but the pop-up blocker has always been on and it doesn't block them.
     
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Your DNS settings may have been changed or did you download anything lately? Like a new program or browser extention? It may have adware that installed with it.

    Google has free DNS servers that you can use. I don't have time to grab the link at the moment but if you google "Google DNS servers" it will pop up and tell you how to put them in. Make sure to write down your old settings first.
     
  6. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a

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    try using firefox or opera and tell us of it happens with that browser too.
    you could also try the adblock add-on for safari search for it on google.
     
  7. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    try clearing all cookies and the cache for all browsers you use.
     

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