Malware invasion on my Safari...

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by StarShot, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    Safari Version 10.1.1
    MacOS Sierra 10.12.5

    I may have ventured where the dark side lives with my Safari and while I KNOW Apple doesn't get viruses, I either got a virus or malware infection.

    As soon as I boot up Safair, I get popups saying I need to "Norton Up" or something. Then when I try to go to another website, I get the "do you really want to leave" popup. Very irritating to say the least.

    Any ideas as to how to get rid of this problem?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
  3. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I have been having Safari issues as well but don't receive pop ups. However lately I am getting lots of spam emails saying my Norton subscription is about to expire and I never ever had norton.
  4. StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    I'm guessing it's a adweare scam to sell Norton. I went with ClamXav which has a 30 day free tryout. It identifed 3 files that I garbage canned and haven't had a problem with since. The web has an epidemic of crap. Every day I get several emails that look legit, but want me to repy to a link in them that is "trolling" for scams, etc. I NEVER answer any of them, but I know they're proabably caused by me going somewhere in uncharted internet waters.

    Sometimes I think a great project would be to reinstall my entire computer back to factory standards, first making a list of all the websites I go to and then with a new email address, change my email address. Kind of like going off the gird, by leaving all those other email addresses to gather dust.

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