This is alarming because I always heard that Macs were nearly immune to virus attack. I have that Sophos thing and it didn't see anything... but oddly my system voice is activated and "Alex" is literally speaking everything that happens from the keyboard/GUI. (By the way whatever it is has a text box outlined on this page that I can see when I use my scroll bar.) Literally everything I type is 'spoken' to me via my onboard audio system. Rather, every command or keystroke that happens is 'spoken' to me. Interestingly, if I curser to a given word anywhere I'm typing- a document, anything, even here in this thread, system voice 'reads' it to me. The only thing I can think of is that I must've gotten infected somehow. That or I inadvertently did a keystroke command I'm not familiar with- which is most -and turned on the system voice by accident. How do I turn it off? I wasn't even aware I had an app that talked to me in the first place. Believe me it has gotten annoying already. This is a work station mac. My first mac. I got it last Christmas. PPC G5 2.3 Ghz. Dual core OS X 10.5.8 I do music stuff and shoot files back and forth. I downloaded a file from mediafire, and guess what I think? Now for some help in finding free effective malware removal for my "legacy" PowerMac.