Facebook redirect!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Meitou, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Meitou, Sep 5, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012

    Meitou macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I got a macbook two days ago and I already think I have malware. This has happened twice now, but when I try to go to facebook.com it sends me to this free questionnaire pishing site. What should i do, I haven't gone to a lot of sites, only programming sites... I was using Google Chrome when this event occured.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Tell us about your network. No one can really give you any advice with the [lack of] information you provided.

    I can tell you that I doubt you actually have encountered any malware on your mac.

    Also, I see you are a beginning CS student. You should start developing some troubleshooting skills of your own if you truly wish to go that route.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's not malware. It's just a case of redirection. If you haven't already done so, try changing your DNS servers on your Mac and your router to OpenDNS servers. This will show you how: Why am I being redirected to other sites?

    Then clear your browser's cache and cookies.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    There was the DNSChanger "Trojan" affecting both Mac and Windows.

    There's a free tool here to check for and remove it.
     

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