Since the last 12 hours or so, I've been facing a virus that's somewhat peculiar. When I open websites, and click any link on those websites, I get a new pop-up tab that opens a link from ad.adsmatte.com or youradexchange.com or something like that.
Currently there are no extensions in my Safari, or the other browsers, in fact. The only recent download that I've made that might be the cause is a torrent version of the film CitizenFour(which seemed trustable enough) using Transmission however, I stopped the download after a couple minutes so I don't think thats the cause. I have deleted those files using rm -rf and before that, I have not downloaded anything except Adobe Flash Updater in the last 3 days. I am quite sure that there are no local manifestations of the virus on my computer, I have used the dashboard and seen that it's not iframe's that I click that lead to this, so it's really weird for a virus.
After googling around a little bit, I landed on a reddit post in /r/linux which is here. Here's a screenshot of the pop-up using Safari:
Any help would be appreciated.
I am using a 2012 iMac with OS X 10.10.1. This is the 1st time I've ever seen a virus on my mac, and I'm freaking out really, please help... The bug isn't reproducible on other devices including my iPhone, my friend's Ubuntu, so it's not a bug in the website as the post in /r/linux claims..
Also, the software Adwaremedic (version 2.2.3) doesn't detect ad-ware on my mac.