Weird Hyperlinks linking to advertisements


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 4, 2014
Hi guys!

I downloaded a new program for work and since then I have had lots of weird hyperlinks on web pages I look at. The links link to definitions, weird ads and login forms. Also, there are more pop-ups that are tailored to what I have previously been searching, especially when I go to a new webpage.

I thought Macbook Pros had spam and spyware protection on them, so I hope its nothing too serious.

Here are screenshots of the created hyperlinks and pop up ads.
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P.S One more thing! My search bar now redirects through 3 or 4 different web addresses to Bing, and it used to always go to google.


macrumors 6502
Oct 29, 2013
I'd restore from a time machine backup to before you installed the program for work and do some research on either the program or the place you downloaded the program from.


macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2010
It looks like you installed a browser extension. I'd uninstall any you don't need.