Weird Hyperlinks linking to advertisements

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pinkguitars15, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. pinkguitars15 macrumors newbie

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    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.
    Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 12.11.43 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 12.11.27 PM.png

    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.
     
  2. christarp macrumors 6502

    christarp

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    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.
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    It looks like you installed a browser extension. I'd uninstall any you don't need.
     
  4. iHackPro macrumors regular

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    You might have installed some bundled crapware from a program. Browser extension, etc.
     

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