in firefox google redirects to weird pages

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  1. pear2 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I really need help. My mac is going nuts..I am using firefox and as soon as I google something, hitting a link in the results, I am redirect to other pages...most of the time yahoo (Germany), but also porn and other pages.
    Also when logging into gmail via google.com/ig it acts strange ..after entering my data and enter..it redirects me to a page that looks similar to google but a little different..stating that i am NOT log it on the top right side and I only get to the normal ig page when hitting my home button...

    I deleted firefox completely and installed it new...problem is still the same. I used the DNSchanger removal tool...first run it found something and deleted it..now it runs without result..but problem is still there.

    I tried the macscan demo version full scan and it found 12 tracking cookies....repaired...nothing changed...Problem still the same.

    I tried the Leopard cache cleaner...was not even able to install it since it says my admin password is incorrect...which is not the case..

    PLEASE help me...I have two more weeks for a paper to write and this problem kept me up all night :-(
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Congratulations! You have a Trojan. Happen to pirate iWork or CS4 recently? Happen to install a codec from a porn website?

    Have you used this particular DNS remove utility? ? http://macnn.com/rd/92795==http://macscan.securemac.com/files/DNSChangerRemovalTool.dmg

    If you pirated iWork this ought to help:

    Code:
    1) (open Terminal.app)
    2) sudo su (enter password)
    3) rm -r /System/Library/StartupItems/iWorkServices
    4) rm /private/tmp/.iWorkServices
    5) rm /usr/bin/iWorkServices
    6) rm -r /Library/Receipts/iWorkServices.pkg
    7) killall -9 iWorkServices
    I suggest resetting any and all passwords for your e-mail account(s) and web forum accounts and anything else. I hope you didn't do any online banking . . . reset passwords after you fix this.
     
  3. longshotalpha macrumors newbie

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