is bs.serving-sys.com mal/adware?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by natcin, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. natcin, Jun 23, 2017
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    natcin macrumors newbie

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    hi all, recently got the new MBP, and first time using Sierra after jumping over from Lion.

    over the past week, ive been having random pop-ups (opening in new tab) when using Safari.

    i managed to catch the first URL, and its always this bs.serving-sys.com before instantly redirecting to some advert page.

    ive been deleting serving-sys.com cookie from Safari, and set cookie permissions to "Allow from current website only" but it keeps respawning every time i start up Safari.

    if i go to bs.serving-sys.com, it shows a Sizmek Advertising Server page.

    im worried that it is mal/adware. surprising for me as ive been using my old 2011 MBA for 6 years now, and ive never ever had issues like that, but switching over to Sierra for 2 weeks, and 1 week in i get this. i thought the newer OSes are more secure.

    if it is, how to i get rid of it permanently?

    thank you!
     
  2. natcin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the link. just downloaded it and ran a scan, but was told that no problems were found.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Check safari addins, anything there?
     
  4. natcin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your reply. i do not have any safari extensions installed
     
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Try deleting all the website data from Safari.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Quit Safari, then hold the shift key down as you launch it again. That should stop it from automatically redirecting back to that site.
     
  7. natcin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it doesnt just redirect to the site whenever i open safari. it pops up randomly when im surfing the web.

    did that. will see if i still get the popup.

    thanks for the help guys!
     
  8. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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  9. natcin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will try that too thanks! just more worried if it was some malware, instead of just random popups.
     

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