Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 4:14 AM (in response to sig)
Thanks for the reply and the link - very useful info although it didn't provide an answer as to how to solve my problem. So from what I read I must hace a hacker. I was on an open wiFi network when I first noticed the problem. It may have been a swollen battery under the trackpad, however as it's opening applications and not just scrolling around randomly on the screen I really think it must have been hacked.
What do I do? I'm not on that wiFi netwrok now so if anyone has any solutions please please help
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 4:35 AM (in response to binoculars)
I doubt you've been hacked. Why not just take the MBP to an Apple store or AASP and have them check the "swollen" battery and your trackpad.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to binoculars)
This is very interesting. I have also been experiencing these exact symptoms with my late 2011 macbook pro running Lion for the past few weeks. Though one thing that is different is that I was connected to the internet while this occured. The last occurence was a couple of minutes ago and I was watching a youtube video when all the sudden my iCal opened up and showed an event from months ago opened up for editing. It was very odd because I have no clue how this could have happened and I had no reason to open that particular event from months ago. If I continue to have problems I might contact someone over at apple through my applecare.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to binoculars)
Disconnect from the network by turning off Wi-Fi and/or unplugging the Ethernet cable or USB modem, if applicable. Does the unwanted behavior stop?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I've just tried this and it seems to be fine so far but still slightly erratic mouse.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to binoculars)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 7:32 PM (in response to binoculars)
I have encountered a similar problem a few months ago . I did a complete shut down, took a small amount of glass cleaner on a paper towel and wiped down my MBP. I left it open to dry completely, and booted back up. Problem free since.
If this doesn't help then I would definitely stick with Linc Davis.
A few questions to ask yourself to consider before jumping to the conclusion that you've been cracked.
A you a high profile individual?
Do you frequent open networks? For example coffee shops.
Have you recently entered your admin password for no apparent reason?
As a White Hat Skiddie I have read it is more difficult to install and open a Trojan on a Mac than on other OS's. Not impossible, but unlikely.
Ds Store really puts out some good user tips. here are 2 I like.
My only disagreement about this one is, yes WPA2 can be cracked. However it is much more secure. wish I could PM Ds store.
Hang in there.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to binoculars)
Okay, i had something related to this happen again a few minutes ago. I was on youtube and I was watching a video. I pressed pause and then left my laptop to go walk away for a minute. I looked back a couple minutes later and noticed the video had been rewinded back about a minute or so (not to the beginning). it was as if something had moved the scroll back to a new time. It had not been touched or knocked up against accidently because no one else was around. I checked the screen when I left it so I know it wasn't me me accidently hitting up against it when I left the keyboard. i've never experienced this on my other laptops.
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