Help! My iMac is infected with the yellow virus!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Apple!Fre@k, May 28, 2008.

  1. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2006
    This just started 5 minutes ago. Never seen it before in the 3 years I've owned a Mac. The iMac it's happening on is a 24-incher I bought in 2006. It's only affecting TextEdit right now but I use that app daily and this is becoming very annoying. Everything is highlighted in yellow and I can't turn it off. EVEN the doc title and save buttons. Anyone seen this before or know what to do? Here are some screenshots.

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Quit/restart TextEdit. Did it fix it? Restart. Did it fix it? Shut Down and restart. Did it fix it? Reinstall TextEdit. Did it fix it?

    That is truly trippy.
  3. Apple!Fre@k thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2006
    :doh: Restarting TextEdit did the trick. For some reason, both myself and the Indian text support man couldn't think of this. Apple's Indian text support fellow told me I would have to achieve and reinstall the entire OS. :eek:
  4. G-Com macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
    North of The 'Nati
    * tries to re-focus vision *

    "Achieve and reinstall?" ;)

    Seriously, why not just delete the TextEdit plist?
  5. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Call tech support next time. Text support is woefully inadequate for this. :p

    I'll leave achieving your OS for someone else.

    Sorry, not trying to be mean, just teasing a bit.

    If this reoccurs, make sure you have the ticket # for your call when you call Apple again.

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