Resolved Is my Mac infected?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jedi5, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2009
    North Burbs, IL
    This morning I'm trying to work on my iMac.
    I keep getting the spinning the beach ball but think nothing of it.
    Then I notice that Google looks different. It has all these " marks all over the screen.
    Google on my iPhone, ipads, and MBP all looks good.
    Only on my iMac does it have the " marks all over it.

    I can't type because it just hangs and the beach ball spins and spins.
    I've run ClamXav twice now and each time it came up clean.

    I'm running Yosemite and everything is up to date.

    I've attached a pic of what Google looks like for me.
    Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 3.04.58 PM.jpg

  2. LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    Are you using Safari?
    Restart Sarari holding shift key.
  3. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2009
    North Burbs, IL
    Thanks for your response.
    Didn't work.

    I kept searching and downloaded/ran AdwareMedic that was suggested in some other post.
    AdwareMedic found 2 Safari extensions that were removed.
    Just like that, my internet was up and running like nothing.

    Not sure what the problem was or how I got those 2 extensions.
    Problem is now resolved... I think.

    Thanks again!
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    It's worth nothing that the previous "AdWare Medic" is now "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac".

    Pretty much the same interface, same author, but now it's being distributed by someone else with a new name.

    Actually, I think they should have kept the -old- name -- much easier to remember when recommending the software!

    What this reminds me of is (from back in the days of the Classic Mac OS) John Norstad's "Disinfectant" application.
    In that, you pretty much run it as a standalone app, it gives you a report, etc.

    Very useful to have around, and I've seen numerous reports from others here that it does work as intended and actually -does- remove the offending adware...

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