How can I get rid of pop-ups when using Chrome on my iMac?

Anonymous March 26, 2014

Hello! I just got a new iMac. I’m using Chrome and I get ALL THE TIME this pop-up mini windows on my browser with really loud and annoying music! Its some kind of malware right? I dont feel like installing MacKeeper or one of those programs. So do you know any other alternative to remove this pain? Thanks!!

  1. Ben S
    March 27, 2014 at 2:05 am

    My article on defeating Chrome hijackers might help with this. It was written for Windows users, but the steps could prove useful in diagnosing your problems.

  2. Jan F
    March 27, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I'm not aware of any malware on Macs targeting Chrome or doing anything pop-up related like what you explained.

    You are either visiting a website (maybe as start page) that creates this popup or you have an Extension or Chrome App installed doing it.

    Hovsep already linked the guide on how to disable pop-ups per default.
    If that doesn't work try removing all Apps and Extensions from Chrome.
    As a final resort, create a new Chrome user profile.

  3. Hovsep A
    March 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm