Urgent: Safari Malware Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by filmboy, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. filmboy macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    I accidentally clicked on something (don't recall what) via Safari that i should not have and now that web browser is seriously infected with some sort of malware with the following symptoms:

    - Clicking on an email to open it, or on hyperlinks within an email, or within web articles opens new, unrelated windows and tabs for adverts and other sites.

    - Text in my own private website, as well as articles on the web, is now highlighted with double-underlined words (usually green) that create entirely new windows/adverts simply by rolling over them with my cursor.

    - Writing emails is near impossible--constant spinning rainbow wheel, typing and scrolling stutters and gets 'stuck'.

    - Netflix movies stutter and freeze (not a Netflix issue, but a Safari/malware one).

    Someone please help. This is making my life hell. Thanks!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    First try going to the File menu in Safari and reset Safari. If that does not help, try running this adware removal tool.

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