Possible virus?

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  1. rocinante721 macrumors newbie

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    I hate to use the "V" word, but I have no explanation.

    Using Safari, surfing, my computer froze. I had to manually restart.

    Since then, my computer has repeatedly frozen, getting the "grey shroud" with the message that machine needs to be manually turned off/on.

    Note: purged cookies, etc. No help.

    iMac 17", OS X Tiger; Intel
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    dosnt really sound like a virus to me. does this only happen with Safari?
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You had a kernel panic. Does this happen often?

    EDIT: sorry, just noticed the "repeatedly" word. :eek:
     
  4. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Does it look like this?

    [​IMG]

    If so, that's a kernel panic. You have either bad RAM, or some bad hardware. Do a RAM and Hardware test.
     
  5. rocinante721 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. That is it.

    I have had no problem until the last 2 days.

    What do I do? Specifically
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Have you recently upgraded your RAM memory?
     
  7. rocinante721 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, Leopard, not Tiger
     
  8. rocinante721 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope.

    I have done nothing except recently move a month ago & install a wireless router (though my Mac is still connected directly to web via ethernet hub).

    This crash happened 2 days ago & has happened about 4 times so far, always loading a webpage.

    Note: this last restart was scary. It went to the white 'apple' start-up page, shut down, & restarted on its own 3-times before it finally rebooted.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Open Disk utility and:
    repair permissions
    verify disk
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    That may have been from an Apple updating installing and needing to restart the machine. Certain updates do that.
     
  11. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Run the Apple Hardware Test, too, to see if it's a hardware fault.
     

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