how to block ads

Discussion in 'macOS' started by oceangirl10, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. oceangirl10 macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Pro with OS X Mountain Lion is infested with ads and pop ups. I've tried malware bytes but they are occuring worse than ever. I use Firefox browser. How to get rid of these?
     
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

    bbrks

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    AdBlock plus for Firefox....you wont find better than that.
     
  4. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

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    Reinstall OS X, then install the uBlock extension for Safari.
     
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I don't expect that to de-infest an environment that's already and increasingly infested.

    That's not for Firefox.
     
  6. thomasareed macrumors member

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    The ads may or may not be caused by anything that an app like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac can detect.

    As a start, do one of two things in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac (or both if you'd like):

    1) Choose Contact Support from the Help menu to send a message to Malwarebytes support

    2) Choose Take System Snapshot from the Scanner menu, then copy the full snapshot text and paste it into a message here (if you're comfortable posting information about your system publicly).
     
  7. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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