How to reinstall safari?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mr99, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari is somehow corrupt with a virus like popup that won't let me do anything (in safari). How can I uninstall it and reinstall a new copy?
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Unless you typed an Administrator password to install something bad, then the problem almost surely is in your account not with you Safari install. You can verify this by creating a new user account. Then use Safari in the new user account. Do you still have the same issue?

    If the answer is you still have the same issue in another user account, then the answer gets a whole lot more complicated. If the answer is the problem doesn't exist in a new user account, then you can work on blowing away your Settings and Safari cache in your 'bad' user account.

    Report back with your experience after creating a new account.
     
  3. mr99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I created a new account and safari works just fine. I cleared the cache on the bad account and it has not improved.
     
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  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Hold down the "shift key" and click on safari. Report back on what happens.
     
  6. krist_k macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue with safari. anytime i click on a link, a pop up window appears warning me about viruses, or cleaning mac... How to get rid of it? I run virus scan many times and nothing found.
    Any idea?

    safari version 9.1.1
    OSX 10.9.5
     
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