how to rid of annoying malware or adware?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Appletise, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Appletise macrumors member

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    I think l have malware or adware in my chrome browser so deleted all cookies and history, etc. but same problem happens, every 30 mins or so, two tabs open, can be anything from aliexpress (who l did purchase things from recently) to "www.profitbooserapp.com" which is a loud vocal advert. so l downloaded AdawareMedic, ran it but this annoying thing still happens, which detected a couple of things, well they were deleted, now it detects nothing but obviously something is still there. how can l rid of this, since chrome is my default browser.
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    +1.

    And also just quit using Chrome, it's a massive resource hog on OS X.
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    +1.

    Use Safari instead, you'll notice an increase in battery life and overall better performance while scrolling through webpages.
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    yjchua95 and redheeler have a very good point that I have missed to mention: don't use Chrome, if possible. They explained the reasons.
     

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