2334 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2010 2:34 PM by GiaV66
HI and Welcome to Apple Discussions...
I have Norton Internet Security and though I ran it various times and it found/deleted 'trojans' and a 'zango adware' thing,
That's the problem right there.
Follow the instructions here to tninstall Norton. http://www.macworld.com/article/150466/2010/04/uninstall_norton.html
Quote: And the proper procedure is to locate the Symantec Solutions folder inside the Applications folder at the root level of your hard drive, launch the Symantec Uninstaller application, select the Symantec AntiVirus Corporate, Norton AntiVirus, and Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect entries, and click the Uninstall button. Confirm your decision when prompted and then enter your administrator password in the space provided. You’ll be asked to restart your Mac. Do so and Norton should be gone for good."
After you uninstall Norton, install Open DNS - Free/Basic That will stop the redirects.
You are running Snow Leopard v10.6.3. Information here re: malware and virus protection in SL.
You can try Open DNS while Norton is installed, but no guarantees.
Might want to search these forums for Norton and view the results.
Ok, so I was trying to watch an episode of a show I missed, something came up and said I needed a codec and I clicked (STUPID
Apparently your Mac required a particular plugin. That's not necessarily indicative
of malware being installed or of anything having an adverse effect on your Mac.
Not malware or spyware... not at all. It's a safe way to surf the net without redirects.
Read here: http://www.datadoctors.com/help/columns/21706-What-exactly-does-OpenDNScom-do/
And yes I use it... 4 + years. This way your ISP cannot redirect you when you do a search.
Carolyn You're welcome...
Oh, no not the Open DNS program. I'm sorry, I wasn't specific, I meant the reason for it redirecting you, why does the search engine do that?
Thanks a bunch Carolyn. I've been racking my brain trying to fix this thing and fearing it was something bad, but this was such an easy fix, I don't know why I didn't do this before! Thanks