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Hi i really need help... I have been hearing random noises and voices coming out from my Mac laptop. I brought it last year and it has Mac OS X 10.5.8... It sounded like it was from a video.. oh and a popping noises when someone gives you a message from facebook...... It even sounded like a loud purr at one stage. Anyway... when it happened i hid all my applications that was open and... nothing was there. The noises sometimes goes on for like a few seconds. I dont now what the problem is and i dont now where the source is coming from. I went over to the Mac shop and he said that he needs the source so they can eliminate it... He also said that i could be that voice over application... but it wasnt even close to that noise... >.<"
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So, you've already made sure that VoiceOver is off?

What is checked under Sound Effects in the Sound prefs panel? Play with those.
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I just tried it again and it wasn't those applications that was causing the noise... Last night it happened again and it was a female fluent english and it seriously sounded like she was interacting with something... You now like in the movies. ><"
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I thought it was my macbook as well but it turned out to be voices in my head. :p

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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That's okay. But I'm serious here... The random noises/voices is getting annoying... and I researched put on the net saying that it could be a spy ware, widget, and poor speakers... But I don’t think its those... I deleted all the widget that was unnecessary... Also, this was happening a while back everyday around 3.... and when i mentioned in front of the laptop that i was going to get it checked it stopped... >.> And now since last week it started back again. But this time it's after midnight. I seriously think it's spyware... dammit.. I cant even find that stupid thing.
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The best I can advise without hearing it, or having a look at your system, keep activity monitor open, and when this is happening, take a screen shot and post it!
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There's more about this issue on M-F, but I'm darned if I can find it. Turned out it was the remnants of a game app that had been deleted. Another example to crop up was a radio station that had been used.

If you're using wireless, make sure it's secure and that your connection isn't being pirated.

Check your SysPrefs > Accounts > Login Items to see if anything there might be the cause of the mystery noises.

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or somthing... >.> and that went on for like a few seconds until i turned on the iantivirus to scan... >,<"
The above from your post on the other thread - try getting rid of the antivirus stuff - you don't need it and then the voices could well disappear. Read threads on Forum re antivirus - generally considered more trouble than they are worth.
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I got it because it was making that funky noise...I'll delete that now. Anyway i finally got the reading from the noise/random thing...
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The best I can advise without hearing it, or having a look at your system, keep activity monitor open, and when this is happening, take a screen shot and post it!

Okay here it is. Click to enlarge it.
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It's not spyware. For starters, Macs don't have any. But even if they did, the idea behind spyware is to be SNEAKY. Announcing oneself doesn't really sound like something a spy would do, does it?

Check your date/time settings to be sure you don't have the time set to announce itself, check the VoiceOver and Universal Access settings to make sure they're turned off.

Get in the habit of quitting all the apps you're not using when you're done with them. I'll bet anything that makes the "noises" go away, which will prove that it was something on your end all along.
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It's not spyware. For starters, Macs don't have any. But even if they did, the idea behind spyware is to be SNEAKY. Announcing oneself doesn't really sound like something a spy would do, does it?

Check your date/time settings to be sure you don't have the time set to announce itself, check the VoiceOver and Universal Access settings to make sure they're turned off.

Get in the habit of quitting all the apps you're not using when you're done with them. I'll bet anything that makes the "noises" go away, which will prove that it was something on your end all along.
Yeah... When it goes on tomorrow i will cancel all the app... See how it goes from there.... >.>"
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I thought it was my macbook as well but it turned out to be voices in my head. :p

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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There's more about this issue on M-F, but I'm darned if I can find it. Turned out it was the remnants of a game app that had been deleted. Another example to crop up was a radio station that had been used.

If you're using wireless, make sure it's secure and that your connection isn't being pirated.

Check your SysPrefs > Accounts > Login Items to see if anything there might be the cause of the mystery noises.

Ummm whats M-F? MAc forum? But if that is the case... im allready here 8D
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Ummm whats M-F? MAc forum? But if that is the case... im allready here 8D
Yeah, it's mac-forums.com, or M-F for short, except on weekends.

hugh means using the Search button for other threads.
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oh and a popping noises when someone gives you a message from facebook......
Haha, dude that's normal. Facbook chat makes a little pop noise when you receive a new chat message...


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