Malware Spam installed on OS X

natjusaj

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Jan 2, 2012
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Hi Hope some one can help in this matter.

When I am surfing certain sites ( No not port and torrent sites) and click on link to new page, I am directed to another page than intended by clicking the link. Most often to a commercial add site. I guess some mall ware is installed on my mac book Pro using OS X.

How can I detect what file is installed on the Mac and how can I remove it?

I have tried to reset Safari, but it didn't do the trick ?

Br

Mort.
 
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Can the part titled "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" in the following FAQ help you?
Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.

Btw, "malware" is not "spam".
 

Big-TDI-Guy

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This thread had a -1 reply count on the Forum Spy.

I'm only here to make it a 0.

That, and to agree with Sims.
 

natjusaj

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 2, 2012
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Ok thanks.

BUTR the big question. If its not malware or spam for that matter. How can I detect it on my mac and how can I remove it ?
 

GGJstudios

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Ok thanks.

BUTR the big question. If its not malware or spam for that matter. How can I detect it on my mac and how can I remove it ?
It has nothing to do with anything on your Mac that you need to remove. Did you read the post by simsaladimbamba? That tells you all you need to know.
 

Mal

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Specifically, what you're likely dealing with is DNS redirection, which could have been achieved by your router being hacked (nothing to do with your computer). I believe that link has details on how to check and fix those types of problems.

jW