Aliens in iChat????

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Grasbak, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Grasbak macrumors 6502

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    Just came home and looked at iChat and there are 4 buddies that weren't there before - :eek: - i have no idea who they are....

    I have deleted them but should I be worried? How would they get there?
     
  2. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Did you google them first?
    I always do that with mysterious people in my buddy lists.
     
  3. Grasbak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    to be honest i panicked and got rid asap....

    but how does this happen? - i havent agreed to anyone being a buddy.....
     
  4. Jeef690 macrumors member

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    Same thing happened to me. Was one of them Prof Gilzot or something of that nature? Im worried. May get a new AIM account.
     
  5. macgeek77 macrumors regular

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    sounds like someone got the password to your AIM account. Might want to change you screen name. If THIS is not the case, then perhaps it is something else (virus in some way, shape, or form?). I am not totally sure, but the former sounds most likely to me.
     
  6. Grasbak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :eek: sounds scary.....

    yes, think so and one was WSJ or something like that......

    Anyone else got a less worrying reason why this has happened?

    Is it coincidence that this happened after I downloaded the safari beta?
     
  7. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    same with me


    i have prof gilzot sharethisdotcom

    spleak and wsj

    I think it has something to do with the safari beta
     
  8. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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  11. Grasbak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool - thanks for the link! Settles the nerves somewhat!
     
  12. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    LOL I got the same this morning. I was wondering who the hell these people were. i'm on the computer so often I don't know how I could have added all these buddies.
     
  13. idiotsdelight macrumors newbie

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    Aim Buddies.???Right!!!

    Aim Buddies.???Quite frankly I think this is a marketing tool that provides advertising to these links that are responding (right!)! Perhaps contractual agreement thru AOL and say... PC World, WSJ, etc. and many of the other respondees that just so happen to be big business based! ie... free advertising to others like me who were searching for an answer as to who these uninvited buddies might be!:::
     

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