Virus or not?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rye9, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I left my iBook unattended for about 15 minutes, with just Safari open with the Macrumors homepage showing. I had previously been browsing beforehand however. So after being online, leaving the window open, and coming back later... I heard the fan on, and the temperature I read was in the 160's. This has never happenned in the 1.5 years I've owned this. What could be the cause of this?
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    Some background app went funny, spotlight comes to mind.

    or safari went funny maybe displaying some flash/ other.
     
  3. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Mine will do that. I have to force quit the airport process. It's a semi common problem. Next time open up activity monitor and see what it is...

    Nuc
     
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  5. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right I thought not. ^^ and I opened Activity Monitor and Safari was taking up 50% CPU so I know that Safari is the culprit... but as long as it's not serious I guess I'm fine.
     
  6. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I occasionally have the same problem that Safari gets out of control...it's not that a big deal though...I usually force quit safari restart and everything is back to normal. I also have heard that this happens rather frequently.

    byakuya
     
  7. I'm a ROb macrumors member

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    You mean restart safari or reboot your Mac?

    Yesterday my iBook went berserk. I was browsing with safari via the airport and doing a lot of plug - unplug of an USB stick (and reading / writing to it from the Terminal). A IM was on as well.
    The Finder frooze and wouldn't restart. I had to reboot my Mac :(
     
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  9. I'm a ROb macrumors member

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    If you're referring to my problem: I was browsing the MR website for most of the time. I didn't surf to much other things...

    I did notice in the activity monitor that the page-outs had increased quitte a lot, so perhaps there lies the answer to my problem.

    Today I'm doing basically the same thing (althoug I now first cope the data to the HD before accesing it with the terminal) and all goes well.
     

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