Problems after trying to download torrent

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ian m, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. ian m macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2012
    I'm running Maverick 10.9 on a 2014 Retina MBP using Google Chrome.

    A friend suggested a movie, I tried to download it with torrents. I immediately stopped the download as soon as I noticed that I was getting ads at the top of almost every page I visited, which shouldn't happen since I use Adblock. I found a way to turn the ads off, but now if I visit a page sometimes ads pop up as separate tabs in Chrome. On this forum, in fact, any time I click a link a new tab opens up with an ad. The layout of this forum would also sometimes get wonky, and a video of Miley Cyrus popped up between two thread links on this forum. I also see some words that shouldn't be hyperlinked being hyperlinked to ads.

    I also opened up Firefox to see if the same thing was happening and it was. I also tried checking my email on AOL and the site was completely broken, both on Chrome and Firefox.

    Any idea what this is, and any idea of what I can do to fix it? It appears to just be affecting my internet browser, nothing else.
  2. ian m thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2012
    Nevermind, I seem to have found the issue. I downloaded Adwaremedic and ran it and it sound some Adware was installed. It quarantined the files and I deleted them off my computer and the sites I was having problems with (This one and AOL) are back to normal. I'm keeping an eye out, though, but hopefully this fixed the problem.
  3. 827538 macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I use Safari + Adblock on OS X and use torrents, never have I had a problem with ads. Also I didn't think Mac's had the same problem with adware that Windows does. Even on Windows I don't have problems anymore, I delete my cache and cookies everytime I shut my browser, I use Adblock Plus on Firefox and regularly scan and clean my system using MSE and CCleaner.

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