Specifically, it's a mplayer virus. It has infected Google Chrome and Firefox, and is showing infuriating pop-up ads and frequently redirecting the browser to ad-like pages. Who knows what else it's doing/stealing/collecting. This may be what I deserve for trying to download some TV, but I need to get rid of it. Running Mac OSX 10.8.5. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on May 18, 2014 -
After the OSX 10.8.2 update several days ago, my laptop freezes on wake from hibernate (at least, it only does it when it has been asleep for a while). I posted on the Apple support forums here
, but no one has responded. There are excerpts from my system log there.
Things I've tried: fixing permissions, SMC reset, turning off my gmail calendar updates (I saw a lot of errors in the log having to do with that) but no luck. Any ideas?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Sep 23, 2012 -
Can i use the OSX startup disc option to 'move stuff from old computer' more than once? I want to put old imac and old laptop all on my new laptop. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on May 26, 2011 -
Mac OS 10.6.4 - my Disk Permissions are broken. How did this happen, and what do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Sep 16, 2010 -
I'm having wifi troubles with my MacBook, and the lack of connectivity for the weekend gave me the shakes. Help me before the withdrawal gets worse! [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Dec 7, 2009 -
I just got my Macbook back from the Apple Store today after they replaced the logic board on the unit. I've noticed that every song I play in iTunes seems to skip. Finding this odd, I opened up the Activity Monitor and looked at disk usage. It seems like whenever a read to the disk is made, iTunes seems to begin skipping. Furthermore, I have the same problem after trying to play mp3's via mpg123.
I'm worried that the skipping could be a sign my hard drive might be failing. I recently installed a brand new 250 GB hard drive from Newegg about a month and a half ago, so I'm somewhat skeptical. Is it a reasonable concern?
posted by phr4gmonk3y
on Jun 20, 2008 -
Mac Powermac G4 AGP will not boot, can I take the drive and boot using a firewire enclosure on another G5?
posted by safepants
on May 26, 2008 -
I'm having network problems with virtualized systems. I have Macs runnig OsX 10.4 with Parallels running XP. At random times, the network fails...kinda [more inside]
posted by nivekraz
on Mar 28, 2008 -
I want to run Folding@Home on my MacBook Pro, but I want it to only fold while plugged in. Is there a way I can do this? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Mar 24, 2008 -
I'm concerned about making my computers sluggish by "upgrading" them. Should I install Leopard on older G4 Macs? [more inside]
posted by Phatty Lumpkin
on Nov 5, 2007 -
What exactly is happening when my mac "gets tired" when playing video games? How do I correct it? [more inside]
posted by theholotrope
on Apr 11, 2007 -
Itunes is not counting play counts and recently played tracks from my ipods.
posted by rglass
on Mar 23, 2007 -
My scrollbar has disppeared and won't come back! I'm sure this is a stupid question with a simple answer, but I can't seem to get google to work for me to help answer it. I'm running MS Word on OS X, and my vertical scrollbar on the right hand side disappeared a few weeks ago. I nosed through pretty much every menu looking for a way to bring it back, but I can't seem to find it. It's becoming more than just a minor nuisance. The horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the window appears just fine, it's only vertical that has gone missing. What do I need to do to bring it back?
posted by booknerd
on Feb 19, 2007 -
I am considering making the switch to the Mac, and I am wondering how you all convert an e-mail to a task or appointment in OSX. In Outlook, I just drag it to the Calendar or Tasks button (or use one of the ClearContext buttons). I understand this does not work in Entourage.
posted by 4ster
on Dec 13, 2006 -
When compiling gcc-3.4.4 on OS X 10.4.5 I get an error about an undefined symbol,
. How do I make this go away? [more inside]
posted by mto
on Mar 4, 2006 -
This may be slightly premature, but would it possible to install Windows onto one of the new Macintel platforms and so have an OS X/XP dualbooting machine? [more inside]
posted by Tikirific
on Jan 11, 2006 -
Can I use my G4 iMac (the one that has a round base and a swivelly flat monitor) as a monitor/second hard drive for a new mac mini? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Dec 10, 2005 -
WiFilter: I have an Airport base station set up as a WDS, and an AirportExpress set up to extend the wireless network to an outbuilding. Some days the signal in the outbuilding is pretty good, but other days… [more inside]
posted by al_fresco
on Sep 26, 2005 -
OSX_Admin_Filter: How do I get OS X 10.4 to allow me to give a blank password to a new user? [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Sep 16, 2005 -
I picked up a very cheap Microsoft Office Keyboard today. It works great on my Windows 2000 machine with the software provided, but the Mac software included on the CD is for OS9, and I want to run it with my KVM switch into my G4 iBook (OSX.4).
posted by synecdoche
on Jun 12, 2005 -
Everyone's seen the news
that Apple's moving to Intel processors, right? Does this mean that I will finally be able to install OS X on my PC?
posted by redteam
on Jun 6, 2005 -
All of a sudden my wife's Mac OS X account won't open on our desktop (OS 10.3.9). We put in the password but the login bar just displays the blue and white candy cane bar (it's animated). And then it just hangs. I've tried correcting permissions but it didn't help. Anyone have any suggestions short of deleting the account and starting over?
posted by Taken Outtacontext
on May 14, 2005 -
How do I convince my Mac to ignore all the wireless networks around it that aren't my own? [more inside]
posted by logovisual
on Apr 10, 2005 -
ComputerMusicFilter: Is there a good piece of OS X software for learning to play the piano? I'd like to buy one of those inexpensive USB keyboards and noodle around in GarageBand, but my actualy musical skills are sorely out of practice, and I don't think they're going to just come back to me, either.
posted by symbebekos
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Mac OS X Mail.app putting annoying line breaks into long URLs. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jragon
on Feb 11, 2005 -
I can't install Flash Player 7 in Mac OS X (10.3.7). The problem must have something to do with my account, as I created a brand new account and could download and install there with no problem. [+] [more inside]
posted by bevedog
on Feb 6, 2005 -
Disappearing cursor on OS X. Recently my Powerbook's cursor keeps disappearing when I unplug my mouse. It won't reappear (even when I plug the mouse back in) unless I reboot. It's freaking nervewracking. Any ideas?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Dec 26, 2004 -
i'm running webdav on OS X and publishing my ical calendars - but all of a sudden the server seems to be down. is there a way to "relaunch" it?
posted by subpixel
on Nov 11, 2004 -
Printers: I am looking at photo printers and have pretty much narrowed it down to the Canon i9900 and the Epson Stylus Photo 2200. Which should I choose? (Output continues inside) [more inside]
posted by TedW
on Oct 29, 2004 -
I've just bought a Lacie 160 gigabyte firewire drive. It's to be plugged into a Windows XP machine, but also to be written to and read by a Mac OSX machine. I want to format it with the FAT32 file system, but Windows won't let me. Is there a way to force the drive to format as FAT32? [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Oct 28, 2004 -
OS X: All of a sudden clicking things on the menu bar of any program makes a SF-like "click" noise. (I checked under sounds in the system preferences and noises from the interface is unchecked.) It happens when I click on the Apple in the top right or the program name and sometimes File. I have not installed any news software. My question is: WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Oct 14, 2004 -
QuickSilverFilter: After purusing this thread
on cool Mac OS apps, I decided to try out Quicksilver. I think it's pretty darn spiff, but there's one thing I can't figure out. (MI) [more inside]
posted by hughbot
on Oct 3, 2004 -
users. I have a couple of questions about buggy textures, and I want your recommendations for plugins. I am on Celestia for OS X. More inside. [more inside]
posted by brownpau
on May 11, 2004 -
In need of a recommendation for an Windows outlining tool that has the same functionality as the Omni Outliner that ships with Mac OSX? Need to document a software testing plan and can't find a program for the Windows that works as well as Omni does for the Mac. All suggestions are appreciated.
posted by specialk420
on Apr 20, 2004 -
Just made the switch to Mac OS X (12" Powerbook) -- my first Apple. For the Mac crowd -- any "standard build" recommendations? Favorite app, apple script, etc that I should be checking out? Just installed Office, but that's about it so far.....
posted by mmangano
on Feb 3, 2004 -
I swear I looked all over before asking this simple question: How do I remove certain "Favorite Places" from the "Where" dropdown menu in the Save As dialog in Mac OS X? I just don't use certain folders anymore, and I'd rather they not be in the list, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove them. [FWIW, I'm currently running 10.2.5].
posted by The Michael The
on Jan 30, 2004 -