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A lot of people around here have been vouching for AdwareMedic (I can't speak to it directly as I haven't used it). Give that a try and see if that helps.
 
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If you are getting strange tabs opening when clicking on links, then AdwareMedic works a treat.
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And if that cleans it, get either AdBlock+ or Ghostery, or both, to block adware going forward.
 
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Thanks AdwareMedic cleared up my problems. Now I have to research whether Adblock+ and Ghostery are safe...
 
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They are. We have recommended them here many times. AdBlock just blocks ads, as you would suppose. Ghostery does more, blocking trackers int he internet in general. You get a list of everything it blocked at each website. You can suspend one or more or all of the blocking temporarily if you must.
 
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Thanks AdwareMedic cleared up my problems. Now I have to research whether Adblock+ and Ghostery are safe...


A bit late for that wouldn't you say considering you already installed and ran them. :eek:

But luckily for you, they are both very safe, even though Ghostery may possibly have some background tracking going on, but nothing to worry about.
 

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In addition to Ghostery, AdBlock and AdwareMedic, I use the pay-for app, Cookie Stumbler. I guess this works in much the same way as Craig's suggestion of "Cookie" although I have no personal experience of the latter.

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