Donwloading a .dmg file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vitaminj, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. vitaminj macrumors newbie

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    Hey experts,
    I recently discovered torrent sharing and downloaded Tomato Torrent 1.5.1B (or something like that!). After not understanding it so much i searched for an easier bittorrent and put my tomato torrent in the trash, and emptied it.
    After this everytime i tried to download another application, the .dmg file shows up on the desktop as a .exe file with a quicktime logo OR as a .dmg file but then an error box pops up saying the file was not mounted and it will not open. This has only happened since downloading and getting rid of all the tomato torrent components. i called apple support but he wasn't much help. also tried restarting and repairing using my disk utility (which fixed some other problems but not this one). any advice?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Install the tomato torrent app again. Install AppCleaner. Now use AppCleaner to uninstall the tomato torrent app.
     
  4. vitaminj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The app. is gone, i deleted it last night. Now when i actually try to reinstall it, i can't get the correct file. It asks, "do you want to save tomato.dmg?" (or whatever the correct file name is) and even before it asks this, the quicktime icon appears with a name like xhgeod.exe for example.

    depending on the bittorrent i try to download, it is an .exe or an "unmounted" .dmg...
     
  5. vitaminj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, i meant download the file, not install it. i cannot actually save the correct file to my harddrive.
    and how do i do a screenshot?
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Press command+shift+4 and drag a box around the area of interest. The picture will appear as a file on your desktop, which you can upload using the attachment system on the forum.
     
  7. vitaminj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks!
    here's what it looks like. remember, the first download was successful, but all after that have turned out like either of these.. p.s. sorry about the chaotic desktop!
     

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  8. johto macrumors 6502

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    Dude, thats some windows trojat / virus / scam file, not a real .dmg file.
    Seems fishy... its seems to be a windows executable(virus/trojan etc), but dont worry, it cannot harm OSX. :rolleyes:

    Forget that crap and delete them off from your system, and download µTorrent for Mac, which is regarded as "best" torrent client for Windows(fast and sleek), now available also for Mac!
    http://mac.utorrent.com/ :cool:

    ps. Basic lesson for computer security: only download what ever program from a OFFICIAL site. Its not wise to just google any program name and then pick the first random link ;)
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I completely agree! When researching applications to install, it's a good idea to search the MacRumors Forums with the application name to find comments, pro and con, from the MR community on that program. Then get the program from a well-recognized site such as versiontracker or download.com
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Hmm, I suppose it could be. Try scanning it with ClamXav and see what's really in there. What happens when you download with Safari?

    By the way, sarwat.net is the official Tomato Torrent site. Tomato Torrent is a perfectly legitimate BitTorrent client. Personally, I prefer Transmission to Tomato or µTorrent, though.
     
  11. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission is good, but It was giving me a hell of a time before the late december update. Constantly crashing finder, and everything else.

    Was it giving you trouble? I don't think the bug affected everyone, but it did affect me for sure.
     
  12. vitaminj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help, but it's not the program that is the issue - it's trying to download an app. once again, i downloaded tomato torrent, thought it was a bit tricky, trashed it and looked for another bittorrent to download. even after i had tried to download others and nothing worked, i went back to the SAME website i got the tomato torrent from, and the same thing happened with it as did the other apps i tried to download. its not the program, its actually saving it to my hardrive that is the problem, everything shows up as this .exe or an unmounted .dmg and its only since i downloaded the tomato torrent from an official site and then deleted it!
     
  13. vitaminj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    UPDATE!!!
    I used safari like you suggested and it worked, downloaded transmission and tomato torrent. So its a problem with firefox? should i reinstall firefox? also, transmission speaks of using osx 10.4.11 with a security update 2008 update, where can i get this from?
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you've installed all updates through software update, then you are fine ...
     
  15. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Maybe. Delete the application, and trash ~/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox.plist. Unless you have Thunderbird or another Mozilla product installed, you can also delete ~/Library/Application Support/Mozilla and /Library/Application Support/Mozilla. Maybe that'll clear things up for you.

    (In case you don't know, ~ represents your user home folder.)
     

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