is it a virus?Very strange notification from Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sra. Aguirre, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. sra. Aguirre macrumors regular

    sra. Aguirre

    Aug 26, 2008
    I have no clue if this is a virus or some other annoying bug, but I keep getting a message/notification from Finder telling me that it does not know with which application to open fwUi...... I have nooooo idea what this is, I also thought there weren't any viruses for Macs?

    Help please the thing annoys the sh** out of me....!:eek:

    are there any virus check programs you recommend for OSX?
  2. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2007
    You are right, there are none for OS X so I'm not sure why you think you have one! :p

    from the looks if it, your comp is attempting to automatically open a file called fwUi. is that the entire name of the file? does it have any file extension at the end? how long has it been happening and what was it you were doing shortly before this started to occur? does it happen while any particular app is in use? does it happen continuously or only when you login? see if in System Preferences, Accounts, you have anything under Login Items.
  3. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Do you have FileDefence running or installed?

    See this link first and then follow with this one link

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