urgent: .app extension in applications

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chekurisrujan, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. chekurisrujan macrumors newbie

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    suddenly from past 2weeks....i see .app extension for all the applications... i worry that it is a bug or virus....please help me with is...:mad::confused: Screen Shot 2011-11-18 at 11.49.41 AM.jpg

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Go to Finder > Preferences > Advanced and uncheck "Show all file extensions".
    It's not a virus. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
     
  3. chekurisrujan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so how to remove that .app extension???

    thanks a lot...
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't remove the extension. You can choose not to show it, using what I suggested.
     
  5. chekurisrujan thread starter macrumors newbie

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