Safari Keeps Re-opening Compromised/Spammy Web Pages

KB ID 0001431

Problem

To be honest it was my own fault, I was trying to get some software and was on a ‘dubious’ file sharing site, when ‘Boom’ loads of popup windows and scripts executing! Normally I’d just’ force quit’ Safari, and open it again then get on with my life, but Safari ‘Helpfully‘ remembered which URL I was on, and reopened it as soon as it launched,  and the whole process happened all over again.

Solution

Press CMD+ALT+Esc, then ‘force quit’ Safari.

Force Quit Safari

In ‘Finder’ Go > Go to Folder,

Finder Go To Folder

Go to;

~/Library/Preferences/

Stop Safari Opening pages

Locate and delete com.apple.safari.plist

Stop Safari Reopening pages

Repeat the process but this time, go to;

~/Library/Saved Application State/

Safari Compromised

Locate and delete com.apple.Safari.savedState

Safari Remove Remembered

Reboot your machine, and relaunch Safari.

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Author: PeteLong

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