Stuff this browser redirect

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CoolChristopher, May 3, 2014.

  1. CoolChristopher macrumors member

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.

    If you haven't already done so, try changing your DNS servers on your Mac and your router to OpenDNS servers. This will show you how: Why am I being redirected to other sites?
     
  3. CoolChristopher thread starter macrumors member

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    Im sorry, but i have done all that and it still persists.... -_-

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    By the way this computer is fairly new it was bought this year
     
  4. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

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    If you think a link might contain viruses, one of the worst things you can do is share that link on a forum.
     
  5. CoolChristopher thread starter macrumors member

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    It doesn't contain viruses i have ran a scan and its on a secure connection to youtube...
    but its really annoying this browser redirect wont go away
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You might try the adware removal tool on this page.

    It sounds like you installed an application that had some sort of adware along with it.
     

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