What is this junk on my new 17" I7 laptop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by happy2gomac, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. happy2gomac macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    Hi all,

    Just wondering what this is on my desktop? I haven't downloaded anything malicious. This is on my desktop and I can't get rid of it unless I restart the computer. No porn/dangerous sites either. Thoughts? First time uploading a file here so hope it's not too big. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    I get this when I have a Safari window open with a Flash Player component running for a few hours (e.g. Radio stations).

    I just close Safari and reopen it, and that fixes that.
  3. Pillar macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2010
    that's not good

    hopefully it's nothing major and somebody here directs you in the right way.
  4. happy2gomac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    It's weird, definite Russian looking text on there. I received it after going to NFL.com. Though I didn't watch any videos. Was just browsing their news sections. Interesting. Using latest Safari. To RR, did you get the same Russian text? Any way to make sure my icamera isn't turned on via remote?

    EDIT: Closing Safari doesn't remove it. Must restart the computer. Ugh.
  5. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    No Russian text at all.

    Make sure to Command+Q to completely quit Safari.
  6. happy2gomac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    Thanks. I will try that next time. I closed Safari by "quit Safari". Still wouldn't go away. Had to restart computer. Quite odd. One month old i7 17" MBP. I have 8 downloads and I'm sure all are safe. All for work or from my phone. Just seems like something I'd get from a Windows PC and not a Mac. Hopefully nothing malicious. Any way to scan the computer to find out? I have Macscan but that only finds tracking cookies that I can see. Thanks for any suggestions.
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's not anything malicious. Mac Virus/Malware Info
    If the green light is on, your cam is on. If there's no light, your cam is off.
  8. ComputersaysNo macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2010
    It's not Russian, its upside-down and mirrored.
  9. Chemical1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2009
    I had something similar on my i5, turned out to be a Flash 10.1 plug-in failure, went away when I downgraded to Flash 10.0
  10. happy2gomac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm brand new to macs. How do I "downgrade" to a lower flash version? Glad to know it's not malicious. Still paranoid as I'm an old windows user. Just looked weird and the fact I couldn't get rid of it without restarting really bugged me. Thanks again!
  11. neonkru macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009
    use firefox. simple. safari is only good for my ipod touch because it doesnt have flash :)
  12. happy2gomac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    Haha looks quite russian. But I see the McDonalds text so you seem to be correcto. Very funky!!
  13. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    I disagree. Safari is much better on the Mac (that's my opinion). Just use "Click to flash". The flash plug-in will mess up with your system regardless of the browser.
  14. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    "click to flash" is lame, browsers should work with you, not the other way around.

    get firefox, chrome.

    safari is apples greatest fail.
  15. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Flash is lame. End of story. Plug-ins should work with you, especially since they have such a high market penetration but the fact remains that flash on Mac is a big pile of monkeys poop.

    Safari is a wonderful webkit based browser.
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    ClickToFlash isn't lame at all. Just like ad blockers, it allows you to control which flash content you want to see. That means the browser is working even better for you. If you prefer another browser, that's your opinion, but Safari works perfectly fine with flash for the majority of users, and ClickToFlash makes it even better.

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