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  1. #1

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    Apr 17, 2011
    Infinitly shaking password screen, suspicious login activity
    I think I may have unwittingly acquired a virus.

    It all started when I clicked on an image to view it on a larger screen (a safe image, mind you). When I tried to close it, it multiplied by two. When I clicked on another tab, it wouldn't let me open it and then it multiplied again.

    I force quit firefox, but then I began to hear a continuous "flipping" sound, as if someone was rapping on my computer from the inside.

    I disconnected all drives, but it continued.

    I reset my computer (via apple-reset). Not only did the flipping sound continue, but my login screen shook continuously; as if I was mashing the keyboard and pressing enter as fast as I could.

    On top of all this, I saw the screen show my password hint, and then my master password hint.

    Does anyone know what's going on??

    snow leopard 10.6

  2. #2

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    Sep 30, 2007
    The Republic of Neptune
    You don't have a virus. There ARE no viruses for OS X. Just a handful of trojans that can only be acquired by pirating software.

    Now then, where were we… oh yes...

    Unplug your keyboard and mouse. if the problem stops, then it's simply a stuck key.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

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