Bizarre. MBA Mind of its own?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ttperry44, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. ttperry44 macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2016
    So I have a 2013 MBA. I bought it new three years ago. For the last week, my computer has had a mind of its own. I know this sounds crazy. The following has happened randomly:

    My Facebook changed to French Language when I set my computer down for a few seconds.

    Browser window and history is popping up without my opening it.

    I know this sounds like perhaps someone could be messing with it when I'm out of the room, but there's no one in the house at the time.

    So my question is, is there some kind of virus or something that could allow someone to control my computer remotely? I only use it at home, and haven't been on an unsecured connection. I also have sophos antivirus. I know this sounds crazy, I just don't know what's going on.
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Maybe a keyboard or trackpad issue is creating phantom clicks/keypresses? Or a mischeivious pet? ;)
  3. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    Not likely what has happened to you, but ...
    I once saw the cursor moving around my iMac screen as if possessed. I thought virus/attacker etc.
    Lo & behold my daughter had borrowed my Bluetooth mouse and was trying to use it in another room!
  4. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    Does it do any of this stuff when you've disabled it's wifi connection? If it still does it when the wifi is disabled, you can at least rule out someone remotely accessing it.

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