how to stop ads

Macbook pro late 2011 10.8.5 using firefox and sometimes chrome and rarely safari

Awhile ago I had to replace my hard drive. Since then, my internet searches are always plastered with ads and it seems to be getting worse and worse. I have tried a few things, but nothing seems to fix the problem. It didn't do this at all before I replaced my hard drive. I have to navigate all over the place around ads to read an article. What the heck.

Has invited:

howapple - hello

Favor from:

1. Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac to remove adware

https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/

Download, install , open, and run it by clicking “Scan for Adware” button to remove adware.

Once done, quit Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

or

Remove the adware manually by following the “HowTo” from Apple.

http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203987

2. Disable Extensions and test.

Safari 9

Safari > Preferences > Extensions

Disable all extensions and test.

Enable Extensions one by one and test.

To uninstall any extension, select it and click the “Uninstall” button.

3. Safari > Preferences > Search > Search Engine :

Deselect and select your preferred search engine.

4. Safari > Preferences > General > Homepage:

Set your Homepage.

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