a virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Muzukun, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Muzukun macrumors regular

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    hey, for some reason adium or some other program sent this random msg to everyone on my contact list:

    *mass* ok to all of u people that wont leave me alone and that keep askin what all rares i got, I made a list an u can just go check out the site..I even put in a passys to a couple i dont like, So First Come First Serve!! http://www.geocities.com/horsago And I made one to for some of my favorite bongs and the actual ones that i own.. check em out too http://www.geocities.com/horsago you will pass this on if ur my friend and if u dont pass this on i see who my true friends are

    is it some crazy virus itself or is it because I went to the web page that is posted on the site? And I know the story don't click on the link yet the txt was kind of eerily similar to the person who msged me =p so... yeah.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Hm.. I'd delete the .plist and see what happens.

    I've never heard of this happening...
     
  3. Muzukun thread starter macrumors regular

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    just curious, what is the .plist? Don't want to end up losing the entire history =p

    this happened with my PC before, so I'm not too surprised or something, part of me is wondering if it's just a script or something on the webpage itself and not something that is affecting adium itself.
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    the logs are in a different part, don't worry!
    do a spotlight search for adium, and you'll see a com.apple.adium.plist (something like that) and you can move it, to see if that helps. (move it from original location, so it has to make a new one..)

    but I have no idea of what could have run, and deleting a .plist can help weird things.
    I couldn't boot iTunes for a long time until I baleeted the .plist.
     
  5. xyouxfailmiex macrumors member

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  6. Muzukun thread starter macrumors regular

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    well that didn't work, deleted the plist for AdiumX and I'm still getting complaints =/ any other ideas or something else I should try?
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    adium is a TOTALLY SWEET chat client.

    VERY customizable, open source, and VERY FREE.

    It supports AIM, YAhoo, MSN, JAbber, ICQ, GoogleTalk.. and a few more (I'm not at my mac, so I can't tell ya what the others are but I think there are a few more)

    It's AWESOME! Give it a try! :)

    adiumx.com
    and plug-ins for UI customization at
    adiumxtras.com

    :D
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Maybe someone else could be on your SN at another location? Change your password, maybe? I'm running out of ideas.

    Open activity monitor and see if something strange is running?
     
  9. XNine macrumors 68040

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    This is exactly what's happening. Adium doesn't send this kind of stuff, another person using the same SN on AIM will, however.

    I suggest you change your password or get a new AIM account (or whatever srivce you're using).
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    EDIT: Nevermind...you said it was an IM not an email msg.
     
  11. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    why don't you post this on the adium forums? sounds like you'd be able to find better help there.
     
  12. Muzukun thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, I'll probably give that a try. Tried loading their beta version, now to play the waiting game *twiddles thumbs*
     

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