Anyone familiar with this strange folder I found in my preferences?

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  1. mafpolo macrumors member

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    This is the name of the file:

    îtîë$tøˇ€Äîùÿ@îë&–î묉
     
  2. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this Russian?

    It is the name of a folder I found in my preferences tonight.

    have no idea what it is. I have dragged it to my desktop until I figure it out.

    îtîë$tøˇ€Äîùÿ@îë&–î묉

    If Russian, what does it mean? If not Russian, I wonder what it is?
     
  3. motulist macrumors 601

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    Are there any contents within that folder? If so, copy n paste those file names here so we have a bit more to go on.
     
  4. alexus macrumors member

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    that's russian, just some weird encoding which i dont know ... maybe some dos?
     
  5. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    No, it's empty

    Could it have been some sort of malware? I am relatively new to mac - 2 years, so i am still suffer from pc paranoia.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would just delete it and sleep like a baby tonight

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    That's not cyrillic, the alphabet used with the russian language and derived from the greek alphabet, those are just symbols you can produce by using your keyboard by using OPTION/ALT+ or OPTION/ALT+SHIFT+ .
    Latin alphabet with OPTION/ALT+ :«∑€®†Ω¨⁄øπ•å‚∂ƒ©ªº∆@œæ‘¥≈ç√∫~µ∞…–
    Latin alphabet with OPTION/ALT+SHIFT+ : »„‰¸˝ˇÁÛØ∏°ÅÍ™ÏÌÓıˆflŒÆ’‡ÙÇ◊‹›˘˛÷—
    or
    Cyrillic alphabet with OPTION+ :јџќ®†њѓѕў‘“ъƒыћ÷©}°љ∆…эёђ≈≠µи™~≤≥“
    Cyrillic alphabet with OPTION+SHIFT+ :ЈЏЌ®†ЊЃЅЎ’”ЪƒЫЋ÷©{•Љ∆…ЭЁЂ≈≠µИ™~<>„

    Latin alphabet without OPTION: qwertuiopü+asdfghjklöä#yxcvbnm,.-
    Cyrillic looks like this:
    йцукенгшщз фывапролд ячсмить
     
  8. motulist macrumors 601

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    It could've come from almost anywhere. If the folder is empty and your computer is running fine, then don't worry about it. In fact, if your computer is running fine then why are you poking around in your preferences folder?
     
  9. alexus macrumors member

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    i dont know about Cyrillic but they are russian (one way or another) i downloaded bunch of music and those are names for the songs
     
  10. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    Why would a file with that name be in my preferences?

    Why would a file with that name be in my preferences? Also, it is empty
     
  11. alexus macrumors member

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    you must have installed something...
     
  12. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    Poking around because

    Just looking.

    Also,ran my repair disk permissions....usual lot of "stuff" came up....
    'permissions differ on....."

    "warning: suid file......

    many say won't be repaired.
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

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    That happens to some versions of OSX. What build are you running? And can you post a screen shot.
     
  14. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    Hope it wasn't something bad for the mac

    Can't imagine that I would have installed anything harmful.
     
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    How can this be cyrillic? - îtîë$tøˇ€Äîùÿ@îë&–î묉

    It seems more like a wrong formatted file name and the en/de-coding is wrong though. Hmm.

    Cyrillic character encoding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-5
    Character encoding for western Europe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-1
     
  16. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    how do i take a screen shot of my repair disc permission details?

    Please tell me how to do so, and then post it
     
  17. spinnerlys Guest

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    CMD+SHIFT+1 or CMD+SHIFT+2 or CMD+SHIFT+3 or CMD+SHIFT+4.

    CMD+SHIFT+4 let's you select the area you want shoot.

    Then use Flickr or any other image hosting service and embed the image URL via the [​IMG] button found on top of the text field when you make a post here.
     
  18. motulist macrumors 601

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    But I don't think those commands work when you've started up from the installer DVD, do they?
     
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    Sorry, but now I'm a little bit lost. :confused:
    Where was there talk about the Installer DVD?

    And yes, those commands can not be used while booted from the Installation or Restore or Upgrade DVD.
     
  20. mafpolo thread starter macrumors member

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    I can choose the area to be shot

    But then how do I actually capture it?
     
  21. motulist macrumors 601

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    I was presuming, and apparently doing so incorrectly. My bad.
     
  22. spinnerlys Guest

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    So you selected the area by making a rectangle around whatever you wanna shoot (there are even the pixel width and height visible on the bottom right corner of the rectangle) . Then you let go and a file is saved to your Desktop, possibly called something like this:
    Screen shot 2010-02-14 at 3.46.05 AM.png


    Or you use Applications / Utilities / Grab[/B] --> [​IMG]
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/apps-and-utilities.html#grab

    That file can be uploaded to Flickr and embedded here.
     
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  25. Peace macrumors Core

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    Watch this video. It shows how to do a screen grab of a window and post it here.
     

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