Q QEMU emulator for Mac is wanting to download???

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ThatITGuy, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ThatITGuy macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    I have a strange one that I have never encountered before on my Mac.

    A week ago I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion to run a video chat program (ooVoo). So I am now currently running OS X 10.8.4 Build 12E55

    Anyway I don't know if it is related or not but since around then (certainly not before the upgrade) every now and then I get these very annoying licence "nag screens" that want me to agree to the licence of Q QEMU

    (I think it says something like Q-0.9.0a89.dmg - or some series of numbers.dmg)

    Thing is I always click "disagree" - which I have to click like 10 or more times to the licence "nag screen" disappears.


    Sometimes not for a day or a few days - but it comes back.:confused:

    Now I don't know if this is related to having either or both Mozilla Thunderbird &/or muCommander open - or whether that is just coincidence - but it certainly never used to happen with those or any other program I use.

    I do not want Q QEMU - or any other "emulator"!!!:mad:

    I have NEVER clicked anything to download this lousy program that just won't take no for an answer and keeps wanting me to download/install it.

    I have run Ccleaner for Mac several times (to delete temporary Internet files, cookies, Trash, etc), and I have scanned with Bitdefender Antivirus and it reports no infections.

    I also keep security at a modem and computer level very tight and I am not on any internal network. I use Mozilla Firefox for a browser and it is set to ask me if a web site wants to use cookies, or install anything and to delete cookies upon closing.

    Does anybody have any clue what is going on and how to stop this malware from continually wanting me to agree to its licence terms so it can install?

    Thank you
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I believe you, I believe you, I believe you. Now calm down.

    Here is the deal. QEMU is an emulator. It emulates the x86 processor. If you are running OS X 10.8.4, then there is no need for x86-emulation because you are using a real x86 processor or multiple such processors. Having said that the legitimate QEMU emulator is under opensource development. Presumably it is used for certain virtualization projects, even under Windows.


    Avoid the cleaning utilities like the plague.

    Give specific information about how you are encountering the demand to download QEMU.

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