Urgent: Safari Malware Issue

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

  1. filmboy macrumors newbie

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    Dec 1, 2013
    #1
    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

    Weaselboy

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    Location:
    California
    #2
    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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