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fortheloveofmac
Jul 28, 2011, 02:09 PM
Not sure if this is in the right area even, but what is Growl? It just updated and I don't even know what it's doing, haha. I have Trend Micro Smart Surfing; is it like that? Sounds fishy to me, but it apparently came with it...



ideal.dreams
Jul 28, 2011, 02:11 PM
Growl is a notification system that other apps can utilize to display notices to you on your desktop.

btbrossard
Jul 28, 2011, 02:29 PM
I actually like Growl.

My favorite use is to have iTunes show track info when playing songs.

mrapplegate
Jul 28, 2011, 02:33 PM
Growl is a great application. Some software uses it to display messages to the user.
See their page (http://growl.info/about.php) for more info.

petvas
Jul 28, 2011, 02:37 PM
Growl is a great application. Some software uses it to display messages to the user.
See their page (http://growl.info/about.php) for more info.

Growl is the best notification system I have ever seen on an OS and it should be integrated in OS X. Apple should just by it and implement it on OS X and iOS.

fortheloveofmac
Jul 29, 2011, 08:35 AM
Thanks guys! It sounded like a virus hahaha. I noticed that I haven't noticed it since I moved to Lion; I guess that's why!

GGJstudios
Jul 29, 2011, 01:30 PM
Thanks guys! It sounded like a virus
For future reference, no viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
Mac Virus/Malware Info (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9400648&postcount=4)

sjinsjca
Jul 29, 2011, 01:47 PM
Growl is the best notification system I have ever seen on an OS and it should be integrated in OS X. Apple should just buy it and implement it on OS X and iOS.

Agreed.

I have noted a few growl-related threads here over the years, usually similar to this one: "OMG something called 'growl' is on my system ONOES OMG panic panicpanicpanic..."

Many software packages include growl, because it's so awesome.

fortheloveofmac
Jul 31, 2011, 07:41 AM
For future reference, no viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
Mac Virus/Malware Info (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9400648&postcount=4)

That's a big part of why I left Windows :) Thanks! I don't do much anyway, but since I came from the land of viruses, I thought I took something with me and it got into my MBP. I'm going to be paranoid for a while, haha.