Web browser seems to have some sort of virus

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by digibob, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. digibob macrumors newbie

    digibob

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    All has been well with my used macbook pro 2008.
    I went home for the holidays, used the library wifi... no problems
    come back home hook everything up again & now it seems like something has taken over my web browser. I have an ad/ coupon sidebar that i didnt have before..... I alos notice I have to click on some things 3 times before i can get to it. another window pops up everytime I click. Then Ive been recieveing some sort of non apple mac security web page pop up. & some of the pages are very hard to stop or remove.

    Ive cleared all cookies, search history, ect.....
    I even installed the free bitdefender virus scan app.

    still the same.

    my main web browser is chrome, then firefox, then opera. I dnt use safari.

    any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Sounds like you have some sort of adware installed on there. DL and run MalwareBytes to get rid of it.
     
  3. digibob, Dec 5, 2015
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    digibob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks..... i did! & it still has the same problem. im gonna run it again.
     
  4. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    I would delete your extensions one by one to see if that is the problem. Some malicious adware/flash blockers have been known to contain website ads.
     
  5. digibob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks... will do!
     

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