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I am sure I have got some virus(s) in my Mac book & I have no idea what to do about it. I download torrents on a regular basis. When I am in Safari, every time I click a link of any kind a new, extra tab opens that has nothing to do with what I have clicked. Usually it opens to mackepper or similar type "junk sale" web site.

Help!

  • Please provide screenshots, and did you reset your Safari settings already? If not, try it first. – Rob Sep 28 '14 at 9:18
  • Every time you click a link? or just when you're on one of those sites? What does this link do? microsoft.com – Tetsujin Sep 28 '14 at 9:30
  • I don't see why it should be unclear what he's asking. It might be a good idea to refurbish it a bit, but looks legit though. – Max Ried Sep 28 '14 at 9:34
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    i think this is more malware than virus, check your safari for plugins, extensions, home pages, used search engines and 'information bars'. and don't install mackeeper, it's malware in person. – Gotschi Sep 28 '14 at 9:58
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This sounds like you're experiencing MacKeeper and similar website ads.

What worked for me is a Safari extension called AdBlock Plus.

Click this text to install AdBlock Plus for Safari.

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My advice is to check for both malware/viruses and adware:

For malware, grab ClamXav from:

http://www.clamxav.com/

For adware, grab AdwareMedic from:

http://www.adwaremedic.com/

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