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Does My Mac Have Virus: Redirects to Yahoo Spam Search Results

10 Sep

Mac Computer Redirecting to Yahoo Search Results

If you are using FIREFOX and your computer is redirecting you to Yahoo and then a bunch of non-relevant sites, you may not have a virus at all. I had this issue for months and could not figure it out. Turns out, it was some add-ons by the same company, SPIGOT, (don’t ask how they got there, I don’t know!) But once removed, everything was fine.

  1. When your Firefox browser is open go to TOOLS
  2. Click on Add-ons
  3. Go to Extensions
  4. Start looking for any by the company SPIGOT (will likely be greyed out because it’s not compatible with updated Firefox
  5. Uninstall the SPIGOT extensions. (Amazon, Ebay and a couple others most likely. Personal experience, there were 4 add extensions to delete.)
  6. Clear history and Close Firefox.
  7. Reopen and should be good as new!

This also removes that annoying ‘Hot Deals’ tab that shows up in your browser. Don’t bother with all that DNS changing stuff until you’ve tried this. I tried DNS first and of course it didn’t work. The problem was in the Firefox extensions.

Hope this helps!

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3 Comments

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “Does My Mac Have Virus: Redirects to Yahoo Spam Search Results

  1. camelican

    December 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Thank you! Wonderfully concise instructions 🙂

     
    • tamaralaschinsky

      February 12, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Welcome hope it helps! Drove me batty for days until I could figure it out! Feel free to share with others so other people don’t have to have the frustrations (or break down and buy anti-virus software) to solve the issue! 🙂

       
  2. Aude

    March 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you so much !!! It also works when using Safari.

     

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