Weird auto search in Safari

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Prelude2elude, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Prelude2elude macrumors member

    Prelude2elude

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    I never had this problem until apple released an update for the mbp, its pretty annoying too. Maybe i have a virus or something.

    whenever i type in www.ma (for www.macrumors.com) in the search bar, it automatically comes up as www.ma/ . When i hit enter it redirects me to a kissing disease website (wtf). Its annoying because i visit this site regularly and if i type in www.mac it directs me here.

    If one day someone looks at my history and sees this, they would freak out.

    I tried to describe the problem the best i can, is anyone else having this problem or should i get my laptop checked? thanks.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I can't tell for sure, but that sounds like Safari's "improved" address bar.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't have a virus, since none exist in the wild that can run on current Mac OS X.
    Mac Virus/Malware Info
    This is exactly what it is. Pay attention when you type in the address bar. When you type: www.mac
    It completes the address from your bookmarks or history, turning it into: www.macrumors.com

    If you want to go to www.mac.com, type the whole thing.
     
  4. Prelude2elude thread starter macrumors member

    Prelude2elude

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    Thanks guys, I guess I just have to not be lazy.
     

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