Compare the Meerkat Virus??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eddie360, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. eddie360 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    Strange problem... Every so often my Macbook will play the audio from a compare the meerkat advert off the telly. Now my first though was that it was some pop-up from the internet but it happened to me earlier today and i didnt have Safari or any other web browser open. It has been happening for a few months now but is very random and rare in when it happens and i dont think anything i do triggers it.

    Any Suggestions?

    Cheers
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Mac Virus/Malware Info

    It's not a virus. You may have an app that's using that as an alert, such as Skype or Mail or another app that makes audible sounds to notify you of events. Check Activity Monitor to see what's running. You can also use Finder to search for any audio or video files with "meerkat" in the file name.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #3
    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities / ) and select All Processes and sort by Process Name to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Then press CMD+A to select all processes, CMD+C to copy them to the clipboard, and paste the clipboard into your next post via CMD+V.

    Has anybody had access to your computer since you have it?


     
  4. eddie360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    No one other than myself has used my Mac. Ive had it since June 09.



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  5. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #5
    Have you installed any widgets on your dashboard recently?
     
  6. eddie360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #6
    I was about to say no, but then i have just checked dashboard and found the culprit!

    Looks like someone has been on my mac after all.

    Thanks for the help guys :)
     
  7. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #7
    :p No worries. Random sounds have puzzled me before!
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #8
    The bolded processes might be worth taking a look at and at their preferences. Also have a look at your Dashboard widgets.

    As I don't know that "meerkat commercial", is it the exact same soundtrack?
     

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