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    Laughing baby malware
    I have a malware on my MacBook. It makes the sound of a laughing baby. Anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it?

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    Virus? Mac os 10.5 laughing machine - The macosxhints Forums

    Read down a few posts and see if that is your issue. I know of no malware for OSX that laughs!

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    Welcome to the forums.

    It maybe.... but it's unlikely to be malware. Probably just an app that uses that sound to notify you of something.

    But to help we're going to need some more info:
    1. Which version of OSX do you have?
    2. Have you installed any software recently? If so, what?
    3. When does it do it?
    4. Is the action repeatable?
    5. Which apps do you have running and loading at start up? (See System Preferences - accounts - your user - login items)
    6. Does it persist if you disconnect from the internet?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    And that is really scary to hear a baby laugh out of no where. Creepy! hahahaha

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    My MAC is running 10.7.5.. I haven't installed any software recently. It seems to happen to happen when it goes to sleep, or power save mode. No it isn't very repeatable but I will keep an eye on it. Login items are iTunes helper, adobe resource synchronizer, WD security helper, dropbox and blackberry device manager. Not much..

    Currently I downloaded Intego virus software and am running a full scan.

    It maybe.... but it's unlikely to be malware. Probably just an app that uses that sound to notify you of something.

    But to help we're going to need some more info:
    1. Which version of OSX do you have?
    2. Have you installed any software recently? If so, what?
    3. When does it do it?
    4. Is the action repeatable?
    5. Which apps do you have running and loading at start up? (See System Preferences - accounts - your user - login items)
    6. Does it persist if you disconnect from the internet?[/QUOTE]

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