finder keeps kicking me out of apps

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shmo74, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. shmo74 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Does anyone have any idea why finder keeps cycling me out of whatever app I am working in. It does not close the app, but no matter if I am typing or clicking it goes to finder then I can click back in my app and continue. 20-30 seconds later it does the same thing. It started about 2 weeks ago when I was surfing the web. I got a message about a dangerous site. Is it possible that I got a virus?
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    This is highly likely not to be a virus - this is because there isnt a single virus that is known to be in the wild that targets OS X. There is a single trojan, but that can only be caught if you installed pirated copies of CS4 or iWork '09.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Did you install anything near the time when the problem started?

    Have you:
    Repair permissions
    Repair disk
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Do you have Stuffit AVR installed? Or you on 10.4.11?

    Sounds like you are having a similar issue to this thread.

    Open System Preferences - Open Stuffit AVR - Press stop.
  5. shmo74 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Thanks for the fix

    That definitely did it. Thanks for paying attention. Don't know how that got started. You rock. Enjoy your day in the UK.

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