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    mac book pro death by adware

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    mac book pro death by adware
    mac book pro death by adware and god know's what else my macbook-pro is eat up with add's everywhere i look ive got add's poping up there causing my mac to load everthing super slow i only had this mac over a year my tec support with apple has just ran out sad but my mac is acting like its running windows ive went through all the steps i know of on checking popup block & activity monitor for the normal stuff how would i go about just removing everything and starting over from install CD's thats how i fixed my older mac's in the past they came with copys of install cd'd i dont care if a lose file's or anything but the problem im having is unlike my older mac's this one i dont think came with any backup cd's i would be so gratefully if anyone could point me in the right direction or offer a beter way to fix my problem and im very sorry if i posted this in the wrong spot

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    mac book pro death by adware
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    Can you really say that all in one breath?? How about some sentences/periods.

    I'm not trying to be a "Grammer-Nazi"...it's just much easier to read when sentences are used.

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    Last edited by pigoo3; 04-03-2014 at 06:40 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Can you really say that all in one breath?? How about some sentances/periods.

    I'm not trying to be a "Grammer-Nazi"...it's just much easier to read when sentences are used.

    - Nick
    +++ to that!
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    mac book pro death by adware
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    Help us help you. By using proper sentence structure, you will communicate your thoughts, ideas, and questions in a way that will precisely get your point across.

    There are ad blocking extensions for your browser. I'm sure somebody here can provide a name and a link to one for your favorite browser. I use Safari Adblocker and it works perfectly. It is available at the App Store. Also, you may want to consider downloading and running ONYX, It is a fantastic maintenance tool and may resolve all your Mac's issues by cleaning out old cookies, caches, and temporary files. Make sure you download the correct version designed for your OS.
    Last edited by Dogbreath; 04-03-2014 at 05:48 PM.

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    I use the Safari extension Adblock. I did not read the original post -- I gave up on solid blocks of text with no capitalization or punctuation a long time ago.

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    Blooming heck no can't read it but as suggested Adblock at least.
    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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    mac book pro death by adware

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    mac osx 10.9.2
    my macbook has become unusable because of popups and addware and running very slow can anyone help me on how to go about fixing this please? ive tryed time machine and there's no back date for me to use..and ive already look in Activity Monitor and nothing is using up to much cpu. at this point im game for removing everything and starting over fresh with the CD's they came with and that worked they walked you through it more less. but this mac didnt come with them cd's so thats out also i shore would be grate full for any help .
    Last edited by clovis8383; 04-09-2014 at 01:02 AM.

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    Threads merged. No need to start a 2nd thread for the exact same question.

    Thanks,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    mac book pro death by adware
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    Quote Originally Posted by clovis8383 View Post
    my macbook has become unusable because of popups and addware can anyone help me on how to go about fixing this please
    This is not something due to OS 10.9.2 (thread title)...more than likely something was downloaded & installed which is causing the issues.

    Can you be more specific as to when the pop-ups occur...and do any of them occur more than others (specific advertisers/products)?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    mac book pro death by adware

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    Try using AdwareMedic its free and cured a few problems for me, it wont stop them getting in but will clean things up. current version is 2.2.1

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