Google-chrome – Browser pollution / Pop Up request


From time to time, when I browse the internet , after entering a site's URL , I get a warning message that a pop up has been blocked , then a question mark and a set of numbers appends itself after the URL.

It doesn't matter what site I want to navigate to, it can be a site I have developed, a well know site like for instance. Here's what happens:

    enter url:
    warning: pop up blocked
    url change to:

After checking the pop up ( which of course turns out to be an unwanted ad ), I deducted that the request and the pop up were linked.

This has never happened to me before, I'm not sure how this got started, how can I get rid of this? Clearing the cache , cookies etc… doesn't solve the issue.

I'm using a Macbook Pro OS10.6.7 , Chrome 13.0.782.24 beta.

Best Answer

Your computer is probably infected with SpyWare. Apple provides a tool that you can use to scan for, and remove, malicious software such as SpyWare, and I'm hoping it can detect and remove whatever has infected your system: