Facebook redirect!

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

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

    Meitou macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2012
    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

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    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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