I have a MacBook air On clicking on the search bar or any link, another tab is opened with some ad on it.

I tried to download things like adwcleaner etc., but I can find them only in .exe extension.

  • This is really 2 questions and the second one is because they are Windows apps you need a different one in OS X - keep to just the first sentence and get an answer for that then if needed ask more
    – mmmmmm
    Mar 25, 2015 at 22:22
  • This could be a problem with Chrome or a wider system problem. Could you download and run EtreCheck, post the results in a gist and add a link to the gist to your question please? That will help us give a better answer. Mar 25, 2015 at 23:52
  • Thanks a lot. I tried the EtreCheck and it showed that I had some adware. I downloaded AdwareMedic which removed it. Mar 28, 2015 at 18:30

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Check out The Safe Mac's website (http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-identification/) on how to remove adware from OS X and Safari. It sounds like you've got Conduit or some similar adware/malware that has attached itself to Chrome.

  • Thanks, I tried it, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Mar 28, 2015 at 18:18

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