Spyware or a hacker in my ibook

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Bible John, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Bible John

    Bible John Guest

    Is it possible that someone is monitoring my ibook while it is connected
    to the net? I dont have a firewall and am on a wifi network.

    Lately my machine has been much slower, and I see that round ball often
    when I am connected to the net. I did not have this problem a week ago,
    and no I did not install any software.


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    Bible John, Aug 26, 2005
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  2. No. I'm assuming you're running OS X. There isn't any spyware, nor
    are there any viruses, for the current Mac OS. None.
    The first thing I'd try is go into Applications, into Utilities, and
    run Disk Utility. Run the Repair Disk Permissions command on your hard
    disk, and see if that helps things. A friend's PowerBook has similar
    symptoms, and that cleared things up.

    Of course, I had similar problems with my G4 iMac, and the ultimate
    solution ended up being a new hard disk. But try the permissions
    first; it's quick and free.
    Garner Miller, Aug 26, 2005
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