Getting a lot of popups/ads. Could it be malware?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Famous4it, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Famous4it macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2012
    Hi! I've been getting a lot of weird ads lately on my mac (2011 13 inch Air osx 10.8) Often when I click on link, a new tab opens with an ad in it. (and my WOT extension which rates how safe a site is flags it)

    This had just started in the last couple of weeks or so. First it happened on just one site (a TV show reviewing website) , which I thought was the problem. But now it's happening on my Google searches as well! Or on Goodreads, basically everywhere except for Facebook.

    I have AdBlock installed, and I've deleted my cookies and cached images from the last month.

    Anyway I can fix this? Is my mac in danger?

    Hope you can help! Thanks.
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  3. midwestfisherma macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    S.E. Mich
    So if you haven't figured it out yet, porn sites have a lot of pop up ads, Ad Block Plus is your friend. ;)

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