Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to X423424X)
360ControlDaemon (this is a folder)
tap (this is a folder)
tun (this is a folder)
VirtualBox (this is a folder)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 8:14 PM (in response to andrew199)
I just (5 minutes ago) got rid of this on my macbook. Its a flash add that was running in safari here and there - a flashing rectangular add with a happy face in it. I forgot to take a screenshot before getting rid of it - sorry.
Here's what I did:
Go to the adobe flash player settings manager - google it if you don't want to trust my link:
If you've never used it before, that is actually it running on the web page. Go to the "Website storage settings panel" (second tab from the right - a file folder with a green arrow pointing into it). I clicked the "delete all sites" button. Then I restarted Safari. So far, no more "Congratulations". Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to andrew199)
Try what MatthewDJ says. I've used that site. While it is a public web page it actually edits the flash cookies on your machine. Alternatively the later versions of flash also install a preference pane which you probably have. I think you can delete the flash cookies with the prefpane too (Storage, Delete All...). Doing this will probably mean you have to type passwords to all sites where you have flagged to remember passwords but that no big deal (well, unless you don't remember the passwords of course).
I hope this works because then it would save me having to look at all those startup items I asked you to post.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to X423424X)
i used that site on all three of my installed browsers to delete all and i also deleted all through the preference pane so fingers crossed that it works i don't hear that annoying audio again! Thank you both for all your help and if it continues I will let you know.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to andrew199)
Before trying to see if it is any of your startup items you listed earlier (and by the way you didn't list your login items back then so please post those too) is it possible for you to run with another account for a while? If you can and the words continue could you run by booting in safe mode? Safe mode boot will suppress all the startup items and login items (clear a few caches too). That's why I qualified these requests with "if you can".
I don't know whether you need all these to run minimally or not. But these tests are a quick way to determine if any of these guys is a possible suspect. Not having the problem while logged into another account would point to something specifically in your account. Still having the problem that way would point to something outside your account, possibly one of the global startup items.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to X423424X)
sorry, my login items are: HyperDock Helper, WeatherEye, Echofon, iTunesHelper and Splashtop Streamer. Also, I don't have any other accounts on this computer and so my only option would be to create a new account and then I'd have to re-install a bunch of programs (which I really dont want to have to do if possible)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 4:10 PM (in response to andrew199)
Exact same thing is happening to me. Definitely nothing to do with a ham radio. It's always when my google chrome browser is open but no website that it would be the source from. It's happened twice now, (once per day) and it's starting to get annoying. There's lots of threads on how to fix it in Windows but obviously those don't apply to me. Any suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to andrew199)
also, another problem I'm having is when i go to a webpage it will load and then sometimes the page just goes blank, however this is only in chrome. and when i watch a video online and i try to make it fullscreen the screen goes blank until i press escape to get out of fullscreen, and this happens in all of my browsers but only after the browser has been open for awhile. I don't know if any of this is related to my original problem that I'm still having but thought maybe its all being cause by the same thing. Any of you have a good suggestion for an anti virus program for mac that I could try running to find out if maybe theres something on my computer thats causing the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to andrew199)
Googling Splashtop Streamer, I'd suspect that it might be the source of your problem since your Mac can be controlled remotely.....
Also, I try to keep my login items to actually necessary processes to keep the login process quick and lean and I don't see one in yours - the apps will still run, they just will not launch automatically at login.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to andrew199)
i deleted splashtop streamer and its still happening. Anyone else got suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to andrew199)
If you can't safe boot and it is inconvenient to crerate another account, then like Splashtop Streamer, you are going to have to start eleiminating login items, launch agents and daemons, and startupitems one-by-one to see if any of these are responsible for the problem.
While you have a lot of additional stuff you can make some educated guesses of what to try first as babowa did with Splashtop Streamer.
From my point of view I would first eleminate ones I don't recognize on your lists or can't obviously eliminate with a google search, or I'm just too lazy to google in the first place. So here's my list:
360ControlDaemon (for xbox?)
tap (what is this?)
tun (what is this?)
I'm not saying any of these are the source of the problem only that I would pick these as the initial suspects.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to andrew199)
That sounds like the kind of message that might be generated by cross-platform malware. Install the free Mac version of Sophos antivirus and run it and see if it can find the source of the problem.