Mac OS is vulnerable to potentially unwanted programs or Adware, browser hijackers. These types of programs or toolbars generate web traffic and collect sales leads for other dubious sites.
They may also display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser. Such toolbars are usually bundled with certain free programs that you normally download and install. Advertising banners appear on webpages that you are visiting. When you go to a website, you are randomly redirected to another website that you do not intend to visit. Some of these symptoms are also listed below.
Pop-up ads and new tabs that won’t go away
Your Chrome homepage or search engine keeps changing without your permission
Unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars keep coming back
Your browsing is hijacked, and redirects to unfamiliar pages or ads Alerts about a virus or an infected device
Solution (This worked for me)
Reset your browser settings (For me it was Google Chrome)
– On your computer, open Chrome. – At the top right, click More More and then Settings. – At the bottom, click Advanced. – Chromebook (on Mac): Under “Reset Settings,” click Restore settings to their original defaults and then Reset Settings. – Windows: Under “Reset and cleanup,” click Reset Settings and then Reset Settings.
Note: If you removed unwanted programs or reset your browser settings, you might need to turn some extensions back on. To turn extensions on, at the top right, click More More and then More Tools and then Extensions. Only turn on extensions you trust.
Other Method – This could result in you removing the malicious app(s) from your Mac OS
Note: 1. Avoid unwanted software by only downloading files or visiting sites that you know are secure.
2. You might have unwanted software or malware installed on your computer:
For Windows: Continuous ping can be realised in the following ways. Open command Prompt and type the command ‘ping’ followed by the IP Address and followed by ‘-t’ flag
Ping -t 192.168.2.1
ping 192.168.2.1 -t
For Mac OSX: By default, this is continuous as shown below. Just type ping following by the IP or FQDN
Ping 192.168.2.1 or Ping google.com
Note: If this is also not continuous by default, simple run it this way for MacOSX
For Linux: This is also continuous by default. Simply type as shown below
High count rate can also be indicated for a long period of time. See example below. This example will ping about 333 times.
ping 192.168.1.1 -c 333
If this continuous ping does not work by default, there is probably an alias for the ping command which is changing the way you invoke the ping utility. Solution: Find where the ping command is using the command below.
Next call the ping program from the path and it should be continuous.
For Juniper: This is by default as well. Simply run
For Cisco Devices: Ranging from ASA, Switches and Router, continuous ping is not possible but can be repeated as shown below
ping 192.168.2.1 repeat 333
If this repeat command does not work, simple enter the ping command and should the help function along side.
Stopping and killing ping session is down as down below in most environments
If you don’t already have Tcl/Tk Aqua installed on your computer (most MacOS X installs have it), you will get this error message. To resolve it, simply go to the website for Tcl / Tk Aqua and download the latest version: