Firefox & Safari keep redirecting me to random websites

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Vero-D, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Vero-D macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
    My problem is that I'm being redirected at anytime, it can be from a bookmark page, from typing on the address bar, from a Google search, it doesn't matter but it is getting very annoying.

    I changed my DNS to an openDNS, but the problem persisted. I installed and ran ClamXav, it didn't find any malware or problem. I decided to create a new airport connection with openDNS. The problems is still going on.

    Any suggestions in what to do next? I tried updating my router firmware but on my router's website I don't see a tab or an option for "Firmware" (I have a Motorola router with AT&T).

    Please, help me!

    OS X 10.5.8
  2. ishimura2446, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

    ishimura2446 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    DC Metro Area
    Try flushing your DNS cache on your Mac. Run this command from your terminal window.

    dscacheutil -flushcache (for 10.5 and 10.6)

    sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder (10.7 and 10.8)

    If this doesn't do it you can always try resetting Safari and Firefox as this may be a browser hijack and not a virus

    Hope this helps


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