HELP getting rid of "Giveaway-Search"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Boca, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

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    Suddenly this url loads and puts up it's page. Can't get rid of it. Suggestions please, help. First time Safari has had this spam or virus or what ever it is and I hate it!
     
  2. Boca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's the url: http://giveaway-search.com/?sov=138313
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:

    Read the section "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" in the link above. Also, reset Safari, clearing your cache and cookies. Make sure your home page is set properly.
     

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