This is a Safari virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jimtkm, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. jimtkm macrumors newbie

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    Every now and then Safari title bar start showing "**** th3 w0rld!"
    Any ideas if this a virus? Or maybe how can I fix this?

    Here are some info:
    Mac OS X 10.5.5
    Safari 3.1.2 (5525.20.1)
     

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  2. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    i probably might think so
    looking at the header.. im not sure.. lol take it to apple genius or sumtin
    i also notice dem chinese text lol, dunno if thats yours or from the lil virus you caught
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's not a virus. If it's anything, it's a custom script designed to put that there. Use AppDelete or something similar to get rid of all of your preferences and settings and then delete and reinstall Safari.

    Or just reset Safari and see if that works.
     
  4. dckj95 macrumors member

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    no one can tell if its a virus except a genius. bring it down to a apple store and they'll help you. :D
     
  5. jimtkm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will try reinstalling Safari and wipe out Safari preferences. Thanks anyway
     
  6. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Websites that display "**** th3 w0rld!" just got pwned due to a vulnerability in how their "title" element is handled on their web page. Your copy of Safari is probably fine.
     
  7. goobimama macrumors regular

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    Can't believe it took so many replies to get the right one out.
     
  8. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I doubt its a vulnerability in the Apple site, or it would be happening to everyones computer, wouldnt it?

    Just reset Safari, should be fine.
     

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