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Mac Adware removal

Background

We have recently been bombarded with Mac Adware and I wondered what the trigger was. While watching the Seahawks over the weekend, I had a pop-up saying I needed to update Java for my browser. I knew it was an attempt to add adware so I clicked OK and it added MacKeeper and a few other adware programs that take over the browser with ads and highjacked home pages.

Troubleshooting and download

The solution so far has been to use AdWare Medic. Adware Medic Download It has done a good job of detecting and removing the installed adware. I scanned the Mac with Symantec and Sophos Anti-Virus and they both did not find anything.


Properties ID: 000141   Views: 732   Updated: 3 years ago