Unusual icon - some sort of virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nermal, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I haven't heard of any OS X virii, but I won't rule it out as a possibility. I have an icon in the top-left corner of my screen. It's usually a BitTorrent icon, although I've seen a Napster icon there too. I have no idea where these icons could have come from - I certainly don't have any Napster software on my system!

    In addition, my mouse has been skipping a bit this morning - like having a dirty mouse ball (but I have an optical mouse, and there are no hairs in the sensor).

    Has anyone else come across this?
     

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  2. Nermal thread starter Moderator

    Nermal

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    Isn't it funny when you solve the problem just a couple of minutes after posting? :)

    The icons came from the iSwipe P2P app, which had silently crashed. Force quitting it fixed everything.
     
  3. iJoe macrumors member

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    You wouldn't have found it as quick if you hadn't posted! Damn law of sods.
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    The "mouse skipping" issue has been reported before, at MacFixit and other places. Sometimes the mouse goes dead completely, and doesn't reactivate until you unplug and re-plug your keyboard and mouse from the USB port several times.

    As yet, I haven't seen anybody offer a solution to this problem, but it does bear watching. It may be a separate problem from the icons you reported.
     

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