Mac OS X - Adware removal procedure (popup ads, banners,...)
When you browse the internet on Safari or any other web browser, you notice the presence of of advertising links (text highlighted in green), popup ads and banners!
It is most probable that your Mac has been infected by an adware. An adware is not a virus, but it is still considered as being harmful!
Learn how to clean your Mac:
Some free tools
To remove adware from your Mac, download and install the following tools:
In some situations the free tools may fail to disinfect your Mac (a new adware not listed by disinfection tool).
You can proceed to a manual removal procedure, which is similar for most adwares (Tblsearch, Vsearch, iMesh, searchme, Hide Ad, Open Ad, Nav-Link, navlink,...):
Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions
Uninstall all unknown or suspicious extensions:
Assistant and Ebay Shopping Assistant
Download and install EasyFind which allows for extensive search across your HDD.
EasyFind is a free software that can be downloaded from the AppStore or from this link: