HELP! Launchpad looks like this?!! Virus?

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  1. lappelduvide, Sep 20, 2012
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    lappelduvide macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro - OS X 10.7.4

    :(((( What are all of these icons?! I tried moving to Trash but nothing happened! HELP! :eek:


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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You shouldn't try deleting anything unless you know what you're deleting. It's not malware. Those are all apps, scripts, and other components used by your computer.
     
  3. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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    Looks like you have an application that has installed itself somewhere it shouldnt,

    Whats in your Applications folder ? as this is pretty much where launchpad populates itself from initially
     
  4. lappelduvide, Sep 20, 2012
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    lappelduvide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here's what it looks like :]

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    phew, good to know it's not a virus :/
    altho safari and yt have been running abnormally slow lately - crashing and whatnot, get blank browser pages all the time. yt videos lag like crazy
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are no Mac OS X viruses in the wild, and only a few trojans. When something happens that you don't understand on your Mac, malware is typically the last thing you should think of, not the first. It's very rare to encounter Mac malware.

    Mac Virus/Malware FAQ
    Flash is notorious for consuming system resources, raising temps and decreasing battery life. For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.
    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
     
  6. lappelduvide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So do you have any input about the icons?

    How to get rid of them etc.?
     
  7. GGJstudios, Sep 20, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It looks like you've gotten some or all of the contents of your /System/Library/CoreServices/ folder included in your Launchpad. I'm not running Lion, so I'm not sure how you'd remove them from Launchpad, but those items shouldn't be deleted or uninstalled.

    In your screen shot of your /Applications folder, change your view from Icon to List, as Icon view can have items that don't appear on the screen. Then take a screen shot and post it. Use the instructions in the "post it" link to upload pics directly to the forum. If you prefer using images from other sites, change your IMG tags to TIMG, so your pics won't be oversized.
     
  8. lappelduvide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope, see screenshot, that's all of the apps shown in /applications/

    but in actual lp, i see all of the miscellaneous apps.
    this is making 0 sense, ug.

    edit: how to change view? typing like a barbarian because i need not to be noisy.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not sure why, but Launchpad is showing everything in your /Applications folder, plus apparently everything in your CoreServices folder.
     
  10. lappelduvide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    basically.

    now what?
    cannot see much info/advice
    restarting tried

    :( *sigh* ~
     
  11. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    Have you tried deleting launchpad prefs as could be corrupted then restart
     

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