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Hi guys,

The last few weeks my mac is running very slowly, im assuming its my harddrive failing because i checked it out and it does appear that it is, but also, every time i go on the internet i keep getting pop ups and sometimes i will be directed to some random website with more spam on there.

Last time i seen this behavior was when i was on windows, which indeed was a virus. Allot of the time my internet page just crashes, spinning apple loading sign to infinity..
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No virus, but maybe it's the sites you visit. I get those pop ups from time to time.
Run all of the recommended mantenace checks and see if things improve.

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Its not the sites i visit because random, i even get pop ups on faceook, unless thats a new thing with it? err its so annoying
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Did you install any software from a questionable source?

You may have simply installed a dns redirect trojan

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And questionable source includes MacKeeper, MacDefender, MacScan etc. Also there is a malware hiding as Adobe Flash Player update. Downloaded any of those lately. In Safari got Block Pop-Up Windows checked, and in Safari preferences > General make sure the Open Safe Files box is unchecked.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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No virus, but maybe it's the sites you visit. I get those pop ups from time to time.
Run all of the recommended mantenace checks and see if things improve.
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Did you install any software from a questionable source?

You may have simply installed a dns redirect trojan
That could be a possibility but im not sure where to find it on my drive or what its called lol
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Facebook has started throwing up random adverts recently, so it may just be that.

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