OK, thats was scary...

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  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    I site just made very gross stuff some up numerous times on my MacBook and make a bunch of apps open...

    I had to hold down the power button to turn it off.

    My question is: is my Mac OK now? Should I check for anything?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Anyone?

    I'm scared that if it could run apps on there it could copy and run keyloggers or something!

    Please help, someone!
     
  3. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, take a chill pill. It'll be OK :)
    Tell me a few things though:

    1) Please edit your first post for spelling, grammar, etc. I cannot understand what the hell you are saying...
    2) Do you have your HDD backed up? Because if you do have some sort of virus, that would be a good thing to have...
    3) Disconnect the ethernet / turn off your wireless router.
    4) Boot your computer in Safe mode (hold SHIFT after you hear the startup bong)
    5) See if the action repeats. Check the Console to see if there are any obvious error messages.

    That is about all I can tell you right now. Try searching Google or something for what your problem is, and see if anyone else encountered it (on another computer preferably)

    Also, if you are still under warranty, you might just take it in to the Apple Store to the genius bar... The beauty of owning a Mac is that you don't actually have to know how to do anything, you paid for those folks to baby step you through everything :D
     
  4. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Sorry, I was really panicy when I wrote that!

    It dosent happen everytime I turn the computer on, it just happened once, but as apps where opened I am just worried more could happen.

    Is there any sort of check I can do to make sure there is nothing strange on there? I will check the Console but is there anything else?

    Its kinda weird my Mac did this, I never gave my admin password to anything strange...
     
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  6. thegilly macrumors member

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    Are you sure it wasn't just a shock site? It definitely did open new applications and not just new browser windows? Because if it was a shock site, that's only harmful to your brain, not to your Mac.

    The advice above is good. Don't panic. Backup if you haven't. Remember that the chances of you having the first-ever deadly dangerous live-in-the-wild genuine bona fide virus for OS X aren't high. Keyloggers and so forth would need you to type your admin password before they could install themselves.

    JMTCW.
     
  7. pol0001 macrumors 6502

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    Kernel Panic????

    OK. It is hard to make head or tales out of your post. But could it be that you had a kernel panic? (Blue screen equivalent for Mac OS X)
     

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  8. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    There where new browser windows, too, but also apps opened, just random ones like Google Notifier, also it opened a bunch of Terminal windows... I shut it off before it could do more.

    It certainly wasent a Kernal panic.

    What happpened was a bunch of browser windows opened with very gross content then a bunch of apps started opening multiple windows of themselves, too.

    Although, the browser windows did open shock sites.
     
  9. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Right, just went into Console and checked and there was nothing weird.

    I know what caused it now - it was a stupid Java applet! Dont you normally have to authorize those, though?

    Anyway, I reset Safari and the MacBook seems to run fine... Tell me if there is anything else I should do to help keep me secure so nothing it may have done is left on there.

    One other thing, though, would I have damaged my HD from turning it off like that (by holding the power button)?

    Thanks for all help.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP doesn't have a virus. It was more likely a bad site on the web. Just reset Safari, clearing the cache/cookies/history and you should be fine. You can run Activity Monitor to make sure nothing's running that shouldn't be, but other than that, unless you specifically installed something, entering your admin password, you're fine. No need to reboot or go through other steps.

    Also, be aware that a shock site could open multiple Safari windows that look like other app windows, such as Terminal, etc. Again, if you look at Activity Monitor, you'd know if Terminal was actually running.

    No, you can't damage your hard drive by forcing a power-off.
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ah i think i remember clicking a link like this and it screwed up Safari and i had to force restart as the whole system froze. literally 100s of windows opened with gross content and sounds. i think it originated from 4chan. you are fine.
     
  12. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it had goatese (dont look that up, seriously) and it shouted "Hey everybody, I'm watching gay porno" or something like that.

    Glad to hear I'm fine, glad to hear the app windows where fake (although, the icons did bounce on the dock :confused:) and glad to hear I havent damaged anything.

    I reset Safari so everything is cleared now.

    Thanks for everything! :)
     
  13. Snips macrumors regular

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    As penance, spend some time researching the difference between "where" and "were". Better look up "we're" while you're at it. Oh, and "wear". Maybe, "weir" too? OK, I'll stop their.

    ^ This post contains a deliberate grammatical error, for the purpose of humour.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Verry funy!
     
  15. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i know how to spell and use all the 'were' words properly and all homophones but generally dont type apostrophes as im lazy and this is a forum after all… not an email/letter or paper.
     

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