How do I identify and remove malware?

I am running a Macbook Pro about 2 years old on OS X 10.9.5 and I keeping getting unwanted pop-ups or more often new tabs opening in Safari. Thanks.

You don't have malware, you have adware.
Use this tool - AdwareMedic - to remove all adware.
Good luck,
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, 16GB Crucial RAM, Crucial M500 960GB SSD, 27” Apple Thunderbolt Display

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