Possible Virus?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DJO, May 5, 2006.

  1. DJO macrumors member

    DJO

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    Greetings from New Zealand!
    am posting the following on behalf of a friend:

    "Please help!!

    My mouse keeps freezing. I can still use the keyboard and quit open applications so it's not the computer thats freezing just the mouse.

    Im not sure if it is a mouse/keyboard problem or if I may have a virus. Do you have anything for checking for viruses on a mac?

    I tried to open an attachment a few days ago that I probably shouldn't have.

    When I tried to bounce it I got an email from my ISP saying...

    Xtra's AntiVirus filter found a virus/worm in a message that you may have sent to <dkreml1@email.msn.com>.
    Details of the virus found and action taken are shown below:
    ------------------------
    Xtra's AntiVirus filter found the virus/worm TROJ_DLOADER.DAQ
    in the file Foto025.JPG.zip/Foto025.JPG.................................................................................................................exe. The action taken was "remove".
    More information is available at http://xtra.co.nz/anti-virus.
    The uninfected part of the message (if any) is attached."

    "

    My friend has an emac running 10.3.9

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

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    these wankers trying to make money off of "mac viruses" are really pissing me off.

    look what you are doing mcaffeeeeeeee
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    He-l-lo-o-o! Did you read the virus warning? Did you visit the linked antivirus website? Both make it quite clear--this is a Windows virus. It cannot infect the Mac.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Not a virus. More info would be better.. Is this a bluetooth mouse? wired mouse? Apple mouse? 3rd party mouse? Has your friends tried erplacing the mouse with another mouse to see if that moust freezes?
     
  5. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like your friend might be suffering from a broken mouse. Are they using the original Apple Pro Mouse (the soap bar type thing) that came with their computer?

    The cable on our Pro Mouse for our Dual G4 tower snapped inside the mouse recently, and the mouse just died, pretending the computer had frozen.
     
  6. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    The easiest way to test would be to boot to a system disk. This way you are bypassing any possible software issues completely.

    If it's an optical mouse, check that the part where the light comes out is clean.
     
  7. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    Or if it's a wireless mouse replace the batteries :eek:
     
  8. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    Here we go again...

    You may have a Windows virus on your computer, but it CANNOT affect your Mac!
     
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    " When I clicked iTunes, I hit iPhoto by accident and it opened. Do I have a virus!?!?!?!? :eek: "
     
  10. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Fraid so. :eek:
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Not just any virus, you have the super duper uber mega maximum destruction virus :eek:
     

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