macOS My computer takes me to this: a.akamaihd.net, then yahoo?

Discussion in 'Malware Removal Assistance For Mac' started by James Stevenson, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. James Stevenson

    James Stevenson New Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    1
    0
    Australia
    mac OS X
    Device model:
    MacBook Air
    Operating System and Version:
    Latest Version
    Super User:
    No
    Infection date and initial symptoms:
    This happened yesterday, around 5:00 Australian Sydney time.
    Current issues and symptoms:
    When I try and search something in the google, the search bar in the top of my screen, first goes to this:
    http://default120617-a.akamaihd.net/s?q=test&_pg=1BFD6529-273A-554F-BE4C-99FB5A63470B

    Then takes me to Yahoo ? That's all I've noticed.
    Steps taken in order to remove the infection:
    I removed all my google history and "cleared my cache" ? Not sure what that did but yeah.
    Hello,

    I'm not too tech savvy, and don't really know how to use computers but I'm certain thee are a few of you out there who know what they're doing!

    I have a mac book air. I tried downloading a voice changer (for comedic purposes with friends) but was unsuccessful. It made me install this program, after already installing one. It then made my computer really glitchy and open all these windows of stuff I've never seen (a whole bunch of moving text and different programs).

    The only issue that annoys me the most, is that is brings up:
    When I try and search something in the google, the search bar in the top of my screen, first goes to this:
    test - Yahoo Search Results Yahoo Search Results

    then takes me to yahoo search engine, with a whole bunch of adds and irrelevent stuff.

    How can I remove this please? Whoever can successfully help me with this, will receive a $35 reward in the cryptocurrency of your choice.
     
  2. mike6688

    mike6688 Level 1

    Sep 27, 2017
    19
    82
    United Kingdom
    Windows 10
    Comodo
    Hello,

    The following link may help you remove:
    How to remove Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net popup virus on Mac OS X

    It looks like you may have installed an AdWare along with the software you intended to install. I'm not too familiar with Macs but these links may help.

    I would recommend installing an AntiVirus for your Mac if you do not have one. I recommend Sophos as it is free for Macs for home use and has excellent detection on Macs. Once installed run a scan to identify and attempt to remove threats.

    Free Mac Antivirus and Web Security | Sophos Home for Mac Download
     
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  3. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
    144
    400
    Sweden
    Windows 10
    F-Secure
    Try scanning your Mac with Malwarebytes Malwarebytes for Mac . If it doesn't help please let us know
     
  4. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
    144
    400
    Sweden
    Windows 10
    F-Secure
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