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Hey mac forum members, I created a account just to resolves these two issues

My hardware-Imac G5 running leopard

Issue #1

I always put my computer to sleep every night(when I go to sleep, so I don't have to hear the fans all night), every once in awhile my computer will spring awake in the middle of the night randomly waking me up.)

Any answers, outside of my computer is haunted(and no I don't have cats)

Issue #2

Every time use my web browser, when I go to certain websites or click of different links, My browser redirects me to a random website, sometimes right before the page I was attempting to go to fully loads. The majority of these sites are advertisement sites for various products. This has become very frustrating and has become such a problem that I have to use my brother's computer to surf the web.

I have used macscan to scan for spyware and such and all it seems to find lately is tracking cookies which I believe is there due to the safe eyes sofware I have loaded on the computer.

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Hey mac forum members, I created a account just to resolves these two issues...
So does this mean you're just going to pick our brains...and then say goodbye...never to be heard from again?

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I guess that would depend on my experience using this forum. I know myself, being somewhat tech-minded, enjoy a good challenge. I personally, after using macs for years, and even working for apple, have hit a road block on these two issues and hoped this would be a place where people with similar personalities to my own, could offer a bit of help.
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I always put my computer to sleep every night(when I got to sleep so I don't have to hear the fans all night), every once in awhile my computer awake will spring awake in the middle of the night randomly waking me up.
Then you have to spring into action and check Activity Monitor to see what's running.
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#1: In the Energy Saver control Pane, uncheck the box for "Wake for Network Access". This may or may not fix it, but give it a try. My wife's C2D iMac does the same thing on occasion. I have to see my iMac do it but I don't sleep the discs, just the display.

#2 Delete the cookies, all cookies.


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Thanks for the waking from standby suggest Baggss.

As far as #2 goes, I have deleted the cookies and fully reset safari several times. I even tried deleting safari all together and re-downloading it. The problem still persists. haha Im stumped man.
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Thanks for the waking from standby suggest Baggss.

As far as #2 goes, I have deleted the cookies and fully reset safari several times. I even tried deleting safari all together and re-downloading it. The problem still persists. haha Im stumped man.
Check out this LINK. Sounds like you have the same problem.
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The one and only Mac malware was called DNS Changer. Try this removal software:
DNSChanger Removal Tool for Mac - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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If you have any peripherals connected to your Mac, such as a Bluetooth mouse or a keyboard, they may be waking your Mac. I know that my Mighty Mouse will wake up my computer if the desk is given a firm thumping sometimes. Or it may just be sending wireless signals that are waking up your Mac. Try turning Bluetooth off or turning your devices off.
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I will try to do that, Although Im pretty out of it when it typically happens.
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The one and only Mac malware was called DNS Changer. Try this removal software:
DNSChanger Removal Tool for Mac - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Tried the removal software. Still no luck.
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For #2 I have had this happen to me once or twice and it wasn't the DNS bug. My resolution came in deleting any bookmarks I had for said web sites and then resetting Safari. After that I had to manually navigate to the web site I wanted and reload it a few times and then re-bookmark it. The first few times it would redirect me again but I would clear the browsers cache and reload the site. Eventually it just went back to normal. Funny thing is since my bookmarks sync across MobileMe one would assume my other devices might have the same issue yet none of them did.


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