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Question: random ad tabs opening in safari

In the past couple of days, when im using safari on my MacBook pro (early 2015) one tab with ads will open up sporadically. it seems to be random timing, being anywhere between 2 to 20 minutes in between and on all different websites, reddit, newyorktimes, apple, etc.

I've cleared cookies and tried disabling extensions ( i only have adblock).

Seems to often be to the same websites too.

ive also tried restarting but it still happens.

all my software is up to date.

please help!

MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3), null

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Mar 11, 2018 1:56 AM in response to cqmxv In response to cqmxv

1. Use MalwareBytes for Mac to remove malware/adware.

Install guide: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1817

Uninstall Guide: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1190

The installer may ask you to allow it in Security & Privacy /System Preference. Allow it.

2. Disable all extensions and test.

Turnoff or uninstall extensions.

Section: Manage extensions: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/use-safari-extensions-sfri32508/mac

3. Choose a search engine.

Delete all text in the Smart Search field, click the magnifying glass , then choose a search engine from the list.


4. Set your Home Page. https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/set-your-homepage-ibrw1020/mac

5. Restart your Mac.

6. Launch Safari holding the Shift key down.

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