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    macbook pro with weird virus?

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    hi ya'll!!
    im very new to this forum and hope im at the right place...

    so the thing is that i have a macbookpro late 2008 { first model of the new mac's running with osx 10.5.8.

    since 2 days ago my ipod and mac { i noticed this first on my ipod} are both mixing the alphabetical order of any list i have anywhere. itunes, ipod in anyway i decide to categorize { album ,artist etc } and also in finder . it will start with a' move to d' go to u' and so forth, in some cases one letter will be diveded into 2 groups in 2 different locations on the list....
    help???
    thanks

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    macbook pro with weird virus?

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    It's not a virus, just a problem. I have no insight beyond that, but someone probably will.

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    in a way i hope youre right. i kinda like that "no viruses for mac" thing after years of pc suffering... thanks anyways..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kishta View Post
    hi ya'll!!
    im very new to this forum and hope im at the right place...

    so the thing is that i have a macbookpro late 2008 { first model of the new mac's running with osx 10.5.8.

    since 2 days ago my ipod and mac { i noticed this first on my ipod} are both mixing the alphabetical order of any list i have anywhere. itunes, ipod in anyway i decide to categorize { album ,artist etc } and also in finder . it will start with a' move to d' go to u' and so forth, in some cases one letter will be diveded into 2 groups in 2 different locations on the list....
    help???
    thanks
    Chances are it's not a virus. While it's possible, it's highly unlikely. There are many other possibilities. I'm sure someone will come along that can help you.

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    I am pretty sure that we wouldn't find out here about a Mac virus , It would be front page of every newspaper in the world and all the networks would break in to 24 hour coverage !


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    To mention nothing of the AV software manufacturers. You would be able to hear them trumpeting from down here in Australia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    To mention nothing of the AV software manufacturers. You would be able to hear them trumpeting from down here in Australia!

    Oh lord I can hear them now !
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayneal View Post
    I am pretty sure that we wouldn't find out here about a Mac virus , It would be front page of every newspaper in the world and all the networks would break in to 24 hour coverage !
    Ten points for the great humor! Actually I don't think the Mac community is big enough to get that kind of coverage. After all if viruses were as bad as everyone makes them out to be...everyone would be buying Macs. But with a slim 8% of
    all computers being Macs its not a big deal. For us Mac enthusiasts, yes. For everyone else, its only a computer. No big deal.

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    Actually that is not true. If there was a TRUE Successful Virus on OSX, it would be all over the net. DailyTech news for one would have it as the lead story as would OS News and like was said, the AntiVirus makers. Trust me, I have seen even the FALSE so called OSX Virus's and what the news did.

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    Not to mention Ars, Giz, Wired, MacDailyNews, and CNet to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestRitual View Post
    Not to mention Ars, Giz, Wired, MacDailyNews, and CNet to name a few.
    For sure! Many more also!

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    It's kind of hard to ascertain the problem as I'm not really sure what you're saying. Can you send a screen shot? It sounds like what happens when you click on the headings to organize by song title, artist, album, etc. If you accidentally clicked on the running time heading, and the songs are all listed by length, they'll all be out of alphabetical order.

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    OOPS sorry to the OP , guess we did kinda of hijack your thread !


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    I wish I could help also but have never had this issue on any of my Macs with iTunes or any of my ipods. Will search around and see if I can find anything.

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    macbook pro with weird virus?

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    Talking virus ha?
    so im glad to find true spirits in your sails about the viruses and macs and all and its also nice to know that it isnt one... i found the solution..

    while trying to define languages on preferences so ill have my native tounge as well, under international, i changed the language under "order for sorted lists".
    finder got it quick , itunes needed to be shut and back on again, and it makes sense again.

    well, that was fun!!
    thanks for caring.

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