Pop ups on mac?
I got a mac a few months ago and a few weeks ago I began to get mackeeper ads popping up in a different screen. Now it s getting worse and happening almost every time I click on something, and there s even more variety of what websites pop up. Now I have pop ups on the actual website I m on and they pop up every time I click something. It s really obnoxious and I hate it. How can I get rid of this....? It s really distracting
- 6 years agoFavorite Answer
First try these two script apps:
These two apps contain scripts that run some file removal routines that remove many ad-ware invasions. If that doesn't solve it, read on...
Run a scan with Avira–> http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-mac-security
Run a scan with BitDefender removal tool–> http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/adware-remova...
Next, reset Safari.
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH17186 (Reset in OS 10.9)
After reset, DO NOT try to load any of your favorite websites. Complete ALL the steps below first...
Go to this website–> https://www.google.com/history
and click the "Remove all Web History" button.
Next, open Safari > Preferences. (See picture below)
– In the "Privacy" tab, for "Block cookies and other website data" choose "From third parties and advertisers".
– For "Limit website access to location services" choose "Deny without prompting".
– For "Website tracking" choose "Ask websites not to track me".
For "Smart Search Field" choose both options.
If all the steps above don't solve it, either reinstall OS X or troubleshoot "launchd" items. The former is easy, but annoying, although a sure solution. The latter is much more difficult, and is open to mistakes that could cause some app you like not to work correctly.