Suspicious redirects on Macbook Pro Chrome browser

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  1. sean83 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    When I'm browsing on Chrome I often get a suspicious redirect, after I've clicked on a link I want to visit just before I land on the desired webpage I will see strange url redirects in my address bar. A common one is "bestbuyleads.com/...." or "r.srvtrck.com/..." and sometimes a load page will come up "see attached screenshots."

    I've tried running Malwarebytes but no luck.

    I'm sure or not if this is spyware, how do I get rid of this?

    Thanks Anyone
     

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    #2
    Check to see if you have any extensions loaded and delete them
     
  3. wlisik macrumors member

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    #3
    Or just say goodbye to Chrome and use Safari. Its faster and has way nicer UI than Chrome.
     
  4. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    There's no spyware (in the sense you're talking about) involved here. These are javascripts being run by the websites for advertising and tracking purposes. Normally this happens so quickly that you don't even notice, but for some reason Chrome is running poorly on your machine... enough so that you actually see this happening.

    That being said, yes, it is technically spyware. Welcome to the Internet. ;)
     
  5. dnraider macrumors newbie

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    it is from viglink, you should opt out to remove it
     

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