I have adverts pop up and open new tabs. And all over my homepage. It has never happened before? all these mac keeping problems? whats happened?

whenever i try to go on to youtube or Facebook an advert will open a new tab, and when the search comes through there are adverts all over the screen. This only just started happening? What should i do????

You installed the "DownLite" trojan, perhaps under a different name. Remove it as follows.
Malware is constantly changing to get around the defenses against it. The instructions in this comment are valid as of now, as far as I know. They won't necessarily be valid in the future. Anyone finding this comment a few days or more after it was posted should look for more recent discussions or start a new one.
Back up all data.
Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.vsearch.agent.plist
Right-click or control-click the line and select
          Services ▹ Reveal in Finder (or just Reveal)
from the contextual menu.* A folder should open with an item named "VSearch" selected. Drag the selected item to the Trash. You may be prompted for your administrator login password.
Repeat with each of these lines:
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.vsearch.daemon.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.vsearch.helper.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/Jack.plist
Restart the computer and empty the Trash. Then delete the following items in the same way:
/Library/Application Support/VSearch
/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/Jack
/System/Library/Frameworks/VSearch.framework
Some of these items may be absent, in which case you'll get a message that the file can't be found. Skip that item and go on to the next one.
From the Safari menu bar, select
          Safari ▹ Preferences... ▹ Extensions
Uninstall any extensions you don't know you need, including any that have the word "Spigot" or "Conduit" in the description. If in doubt, uninstall all extensions. Do the equivalent for the Firefox and Chrome browsers, if you use either of those.
This trojan is distributed on illegal websites that traffic in pirated movies. If you, or anyone else who uses the computer, visit such sites and follow prompts to install software, you can expect much worse to happen in the future.
You may be wondering why you didn't get a warning from Gatekeeper about installing software from an unknown developer, as you should have. The reason is that the DownLite developer has a codesigning certificate issued by Apple, which causes Gatekeeper to give the installer a pass. Apple could revoke the certificate, but as of this writing, has not done so, even though it's aware of the problem. This failure of oversight is inexcusable and has compromised both Gatekeeper and the Developer ID program. You can't rely on Gatekeeper alone to protect you from harmful software.
*If you don't see the contextual menu item, copy the selected text to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination  command-C. In the Finder, select
          Go ▹ Go to Folder...
from the menu bar and paste into the box that opens by pressing command-V. You won't see what you pasted because a line break is included. Press return.

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    Kernel Version: Darwin 14.0.0
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       Nov 13 04:56:11 com.apple.WebKit.WebContent.UUID: Service exited with abnormal code: 1
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       Nov 13 10:52:36 process DesktopServicesH[359] thread 5568 caught burning CPU! It used more than 50% CPU (Actual recent usage: 60%) over 180 seconds. thread lifetime cpu usage 90.014004 seconds, (0.172339 user, 89.841665 system) ledger info: balance: 90002549795 credit: 90002549795 debit: 0 limit: 90000000000 (50%) period: 180000000000 time since last refill (ns): 149443955111
       Nov 13 11:50:36 process iTunes[515] thread 18792 caught burning CPU! It used more than 50% CPU (Actual recent usage: 80%) over 180 seconds. thread lifetime cpu usage 91.233813 seconds, (66.228858 user, 25.004955 system) ledger info: balance: 90005860660 credit: 90009683131 debit: 3822471 limit: 90000000000 (50%) period: 180000000000 time since last refill (ns): 111867856755
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       Nov 14 14:04:03 com.apple.WebKit.Networking.UUID: Service exited with abnormal code: 1
       Nov 14 14:04:03 com.apple.WebKit.WebContent.UUID: Service exited with abnormal code: 1
       Nov 14 14:05:08 AppleKeyStore: operation failed (pid: 196 sel: 15 ret: e00002ce)
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       <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
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       <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
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    [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Basic%20Troubleshooting Basic Troubleshooting]
    [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/common-questions-after-upgrading-firefox-36 After Upgrading]
    [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe%20Mode Safe Mode]
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    [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting%20plugins Troubleshooting Plugins]
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