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Nov 25, 2012 5:05 AM


I left my Mac connected to the internet and I think it downloaded a virus.


simtoms:  The cursor is moving by it's self, also cliking...


I used the Mac OS X install DVD, holding the "C" key as the computer booted. Once the computer booted from the DVD the problem ceased.

So it is a software problem.


I read the forums and I did not fin an answer that confirm solving the problem.


I resetted the PRAM holding the option, comand, P and R keys till I heard four times the boot chaim noice. I ran the Disk Utility sofrare for permits and for reparing the disk. I down loaded the trial version of MacScan and ran it. All these eforts did not fix the problem.


I have a MacBook Pro, running snow leopard 10,6,8


I am cover by apple care, my info:


Hardware Overview:


  Model Name:          MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacBookPro8,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core i5

  Processor Speed:          2.3 GHz

  Number of Processors:          1

  Total Number of Cores:          2

  L2 Cache (per Core):          256 KB

  L3 Cache:          3 MB

  Memory:          4 GB

  Boot ROM Version:          MBP81.0047.B27

  SMC Version (system):          1.68f98

  Serial Number (system):          C2******H2G

  Hardware UUID:         

  Sudden Motion Sensor:

  State:          Enabled



I am in Caracas Venezuela at this time.






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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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