I need to know that my mac was working perfectly fine till today. I wanted to visit same sites which i have visited yesterday in safari,and they were working perfectly fine, so today when i tried to open the page. It opened for few seconds and then went to another page of ads, where i couldn't see any cross option to close this ad. I have tried other sites to check ,but sadly same thing occurred. Only main site like mac,Facebook and this site working fine.

Need to fix this issue. Is there any virus. I didn't install anything in mac.


  • Can you add some samples for sites showing too many ads?
    – nohillside
    Mar 13, 2015 at 7:09
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    lang-8.com, ielts.studyhorror.com/ielts-writing-graphs
    – Simi
    Mar 13, 2015 at 7:17
  • Do you have another browser like Firefox or Chrome to try?
    – douggro
    Mar 13, 2015 at 7:23
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    I tried the two sites you listed and had no issues. If it's happening with Chrome and you're getting the same ads/browser-jacking, logging in to another user account would be one thing to try. There's also the (small) chance that your ISP is doing some heavy ad-insertion..
    – douggro
    Mar 13, 2015 at 7:38
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    Its not a public wifi. And why reinstall for just ads? its a long procedure and i don't wanna do. Sure there is another option.
    – Simi
    Mar 13, 2015 at 8:06

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Try BitDefender's freeware tools -

Adware Removal Tool for Mac
Virus scanner for Mac

The Adware remover you get directly from the link, the others you can get through Apple's App Store.

I would highly recommend keeping the Virus scanner on your machine afterwards & running it periodically.
Macs are not immune to viruses, they're just rare.
The freeware version does not actively scan in the background, you need the paid version for that.

BitDefender is highly rated on official antivirus test sites such as http://www.av-test.org/en/

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