After wiping adware Macbook problems?

Two of my installed browsers (Safari & Firefox) were diverted by Trovi and I followed these steps http://

Everything seemed okay for about a half hour, then I go to my home page and see this:

This happens on both browsers now and even more strange, some bookmarks send this message but others don't and will connect very well! My internet connection is running. I checked the other devices and they are OK.

I wonder, can I clear my Mac and OS and install a backup I have? Or will the adware and other nasties still exist now? I know Trovi is an adware just, but I'm paranoid enough now because he had misappropriated credit card data settings to automatically fill. I think that my Mac picked up more than just Trovi since I found something called "Elsa", more a few other weird extension. Don't know if it helps, but this all started because my son has tried to download music a bit torrent site and installed what is called "Niceplayer."

Thanks in advance for the help!

And if Linc Davis is around, I would really like to know your opinion.


Please read this message before doing anything.

This procedure is a diagnostic test. It is unlikely to solve your problem. Don't be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

The test is intended to determine if the problem is caused by a third-party software that loads automatically at startup or logon, by a device, by a police conflict or corruption of system files or some system caches.

Disconnect all devices wired except those required to test and remove all the expansion cards from secondary market, as appropriate. Start in safe mode and log on to the account of the problem.

Note: If FileVault is enabled in OS X 10.9 or an earlier version, or if a firmware password is defined, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can not do this. Ask for additional instructions.

Safe mode is much slower to boot and run as normal, with limited graphics performance, and some things work at all, including an audio output and a Wi - Fi connection on some models. The next normal boot can also be a bit slow.

The login screen is displayed even if you usually connect automatically. You need your password to log on. If you have forgotten the password, you will have to reset it before you begin.

Test in safe mode. Same problem?

After testing, restart as usual (not in safe mode) and make sure you always have the problem. View the results of the test.

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