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hello. new user here.

i think i may have a virus. i don't know though. i was surfing myspace and a friend had posted a bulletin about a virus. or at least i think it was her. i stupidly clicked on it and now my computer's voiceover utility won't shut off. earlier, i couldn't sign off of yahoo messenger and i couldn't reboot. there are some double entries under the apple menu. all that's showing up under the system folder is library. i can't remember if anything is supposed to be there. i'm running clamxav now. any suggestions??! thanks!

i have 10.4.9.
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i manually shut off voiceover and i think things are ok. but why would it turn itself on like that? i didnt hit command F5.
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Macs do not get viruses. Remember that 99.9% of viruses are just PC programs and usually depend on the Windows Registry and flaws in Internet Explorer to run.
You'd be surprised how easy it is to catch keys. You might have touched F5 when you pressed 5 or 6.
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PCs don't get viruses either it is only a piece of different hardware, software that run on them and particularly Windows based do get viruses, and mostly this is because Windows and its Platform SDK was deigned in a way for this to happen, one of the reasons from a bunchof them being that someone has to be able to make more money by selling antiviruses.
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Macs do not get viruses. Remember that 99.9% of viruses are just PC programs and usually depend on the Windows Registry and flaws in Internet Explorer to run.
To clarify:

Yes, there are currently no viruses for OS X.
Yes, the vast majority of viruses are written to infect Windows.
However, the statement that "Macs do not get viruses" is false. Macs (and ANY computer for that matter) are perfectly capable of getting a virus.
NO computer is completely immune to such attacks.
It is extremely misleading for new Mac users to say that Macs don't get viruses. The fact is that there just aren't any viruses for Mac OS X.... not the same thing as saying they can't get them.

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The fact is that there just aren't any viruses for Mac OS X.... not the same thing as saying they can't get them.
Wait a minute! Are you saying the iGarlic-bulb modem dongle I bought doesn't do anything?
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Wait a minute! Are you saying the iGarlic-bulb modem dongle I bought doesn't do anything?
Well, it smells bad, but other than that.....

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NO computer is completely immune to such attacks.
It is extremely misleading for new Mac users to say that Macs don't get viruses. The fact is that there just aren't any viruses for Mac OS X.... not the same thing as saying they can't get them.
6 years of OS X and not a single virus out there, along with hardly anyone running any kind of anti virus software is good enough in my book to say 'Macs do not get viruses'.

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Mac OS X was designed for high security, so it isn’t plagued by constant attacks from viruses and malware like PCs. Likewise, it isn’t plagued by never-ending security dialog boxes like those in Vista. So you can safely go about your work — or play — without interruption.
'Not on a Mac' and 'safely go about' being the key phrases here.

You can say the sun is not necessarily going to come up tomorrow, just because it has done in the past, but I think it's safe to say it will do so. It's the same situation here. Never say never, but for all intents and purposes, Macs do not get viruses.
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