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Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-24-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
What do these console messages mean? 4/23/10...

What do these console messages mean?

4/23/10 4:06:32 PM com.apple.WindowServer[205] Fri Apr 23 16:06:32 Freds-MacBook.local WindowServer[205] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-24-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
Sorry for the double post, but I have another...

Sorry for the double post, but I have another question. I decided I wanted to try out Little Snitch. I got it from here:

Little Snitch for Mac - Free Mac software downloads and software reviews...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-24-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
Good afternoon everyone. I hate to say this...

Good afternoon everyone. I hate to say this because I don't want to jinx anything or seem cocky/arrogant, but I haven't really noticed anything too strange. When I first started my Macbook up today...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-23-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
In regards to the hackers I mention I can't say...

In regards to the hackers I mention I can't say that I know or that I feel like I'm being targeted by hackers. I certainly hope I'm not since I've done nothing to my knowledge to hurt or anger...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-23-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
Yes it did. I can't say for certain how long it...

Yes it did. I can't say for certain how long it took, but when I had given up on it and had dinner it was sitting on the desktop when I came back up. Fingers crossed that it's all good! :)
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-23-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
When I did the latest reformat I'm guessing it...

When I did the latest reformat I'm guessing it took more than 10 minutes while on the blue screen with the turning gear. On the latest reformat I didn't touch the power button, though I did unplug...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
A major thank you already for having answered my...

A major thank you already for having answered my questions and given me advice.

Let me explain the laptop/bed setup. Right as we speak I'm sitting on the bed with my laptop. Under the laptop...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,315
Posted By New2TheMac
I want to make sure I'm absolutely safe. Long, and lots of questions!

I am sure everyone things I'm extremely paranoid. I am definitely guilty as charged and can say nothing to the contrary. I am definitely trying to give up my paranoia for good and I'm hoping with...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-21-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 31,112
Posted By New2TheMac
Now I hate hate HATE to open up the paranoia can...

Now I hate hate HATE to open up the paranoia can again, but since I haven't experienced this sound just by browsing...well I have to ask the questions.

Would I have heard the Funk if someone was...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-21-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 31,112
Posted By New2TheMac
I don't know if it would have been that because I...

I don't know if it would have been that because I have adblock and noscript installed in Firefox.

Just when I'm getting comfortable something strange has to happen...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-21-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 31,112
Posted By New2TheMac
Why did my Macbook make this noise/sound?

I was browsing the internet and all of a sudden my Macbook makes this noise. The best way to describe this noise is "boop"

It's never done this while I was using the internet before, but I do...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By New2TheMac
Hey everyone. Like I said in my other topic I'm...

Hey everyone. Like I said in my other topic I'm no longer paranoid, but something happened that I would like your opinion on. I turned my Macbook on today and in the downloads folder I have...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-19-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By New2TheMac
Serial number, Apple support, and Firefox question/opinions needed

First off let me stress that I'm no longer paranoid. I know my last few topics probably made you think I was a nutcase or at least a moron. But thanks to everyone who has helped me I discarded that...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By New2TheMac
All right, if that one place is legit and saving...

All right, if that one place is legit and saving webpages can be like that sometimes then I suppose those aren't issues, and I suppose maybe my browser could be buggy, or an addon for it maybe. So...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By New2TheMac
Yes, I was doing file+save as. The first time I...

Yes, I was doing file+save as. The first time I think the page saved as a few bytes or KBs. When I saved it the second time because I thought something wasn't right it saved as 100 KBs or so.
...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By New2TheMac
Ok, I have some more questions which relates to...

Ok, I have some more questions which relates to the strange behavior I mentioned in my first post.

1. A few times, one of which was today, I would click on a link to go to another page. Before it...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By New2TheMac
I have nothing installed by Adobe. I just find...

I have nothing installed by Adobe. I just find this incredibly strange how when going to yahoo mail I see something of theirs loading at the bottom of the screen, and then going to American Express...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-18-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By New2TheMac
Ok, I really think something is up now.

I went to log in to my yahoo mail account and I noticed that one of the websites loading in the bottom bar of my browser was Akamai.net

I did a Google search on Akamai.net and they didn't get much...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By New2TheMac
I'm sorry for the double post, but what I did was...

I'm sorry for the double post, but what I did was look up a list of Mac processes and I found this page: Mac OS X: What Are All Those Processes?...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-17-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By New2TheMac
Sorry for the somewhat late response everyone. ...

Sorry for the somewhat late response everyone. The reason I ask about this is well...chas m got it right. While it's taken a while I have come around to understanding that unless I explicitly...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-17-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,122
Posted By New2TheMac
I'd like someone to check my activity monitor, but question first.

I am slowly but surely trying to make peace and gain confidence with my Mac. I'd like for someone to check out my activity monitor listing just to make sure things are on the up and up, but I have a...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-15-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By New2TheMac
Hello again everyone. Due to what you have all...

Hello again everyone. Due to what you have all said in this topic, and thank you all by the way for your responses, I'm going to try and tone down the computer paranoia and make a decision about the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-14-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By New2TheMac
If the ClamXav definitions website was...

If the ClamXav definitions website was compromised though would it be possible to have downloaded a trojan or keylogger when I updated the definitions? I know you need to enter your password to...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-14-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By New2TheMac
Did I FUBAR my computer? Identity theft here I come?

I know that few if any here recommend using anti virus programs and I understand why you say that, but please understand that I had an experience on a Windows computer which traumatized me quite a...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-24-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By New2TheMac
CWA's and other opinions are definitely welcome...

CWA's and other opinions are definitely welcome and begged for, but how certain are you that there is nothing to worry about after going to that link?
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