3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2013 12:48 PM by TowardYou
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My computer somtimes (several times today) plays a song suddenly through I-Tunes automatically but does not show any other symptoms of infection. So I downloaded Bitdefender and Avira and scanned the whole computer but could not find any infected files.


Question 1. Is my computer infected? If not, what else causes to play music?


Question 2. Should I purchase a more advanced anti-virus software?


Thanks for your help.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
Solved by PlotinusVeritas on Jul 26, 2013 6:12 PM Solved

No, you dont have a virus at all.


are you using your AppleTV remote, it can make your Itunes start up when you think youre giving commands to the AppleTV


Even if that isnt the case, that is no indication of a virus and currently there ARE NO VIRUS out there currently infecting Macs.



No that owns a Mac needs to buy anti-virus software. The only recommended malware / checker recommended often here on this board is free.



See also on ITUNES playing on its own:



Reply by Kappy on Jul 26, 2013 6:09 PM Helpful

You are not infected, but you obviously have something configured to play the song. May likely be a third-party application you've downloaded and installed.


Helpful Links Regarding Malware Protection


An excellent link to read is Tom Reed's Mac Malware Guide.

Also, visit The XLab FAQs and read Detecting and avoiding malware and spyware.

See these Apple articles:


          Mac OS X Snow Leopard and malware detection

          OS X Lion- Protect your Mac from malware

          OS X Mountain Lion- Protect your Mac from malware

          About file quarantine in OS X


If you require anti-virus protection I recommend using ClamXav.

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