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How do I get rid of the 'From around the web' adware when I have tried everthing that has been suggested on the web? Nothing works.

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I use a Macbook Pro. I have scoured the internet for answers to this adware problem. I have cleared the two add-ons I had on Firefox (I don't like too have too many - one was speed dial and one was the add-to-speeddial button). I have reset Firefox, and then when that option disappeared from the menu (I'm fairly sure that shouldn't happen?), I refreshed it instead, as that was the only choice left to me. I have uninstalled Firefox and re-installed it. I have updated it to the latest version. I have created a new profile, in fact more than one, since it keeps asking me to do this. The Adware is still there -it doesn't appear on all web pages I visit, just most of them. HELP ME SOMEONE?!! LOL It's driving me nuts!

I use a Macbook Pro. I have scoured the internet for answers to this adware problem. I have cleared the two add-ons I had on Firefox (I don't like too have too many - one was speed dial and one was the add-to-speeddial button). I have reset Firefox, and then when that option disappeared from the menu (I'm fairly sure that shouldn't happen?), I refreshed it instead, as that was the only choice left to me. I have uninstalled Firefox and re-installed it. I have updated it to the latest version. I have created a new profile, in fact more than one, since it keeps asking me to do this. The Adware is still there -it doesn't appear on all web pages I visit, just most of them. HELP ME SOMEONE?!! LOL It's driving me nuts!

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Provides information about the default web browser
  • Facebook Video Calling by Skype
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0
  • 5.1.41212.0
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0

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FredMcD
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Mac Malware Scanners https://discussions.apple.com/message/29938930#29938930 You can also try https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/index.html
the-edmeister
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  • Moderator
5397 solutions 40132 answers

See this > Google search < for many articles about how to get rid of that Malware,

See this > [https://www.google.com/search?q=remove+%27From+around+the+web%27+MacOSX&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8num=100&gfe_rd=ssl&ei=d1otV8L_EIvM8AfLqpOAAQ Google search] < for many articles about how to get rid of that Malware,