finder keeps kicking me out of apps

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

  1. shmo74 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    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

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    #3
    Did you install anything near the time when the problem started?

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

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    #4
    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

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    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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