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**Mac help needed urgently!**

Discussion in 'Apple Forum:' started by joco, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. joco

    joco New Member


    I logged onto my Mac yesterday and all of my usual web/email font (Arial) has been replaced by some dodgy cartoon style font...almost as though it's got a virus? I can't read it at all!

    I really need help on sorting this out as I work for myself so my computer is my livelihood, eek!!! I've tried clearing the font cache but to no avail.

    Any ideas or suggestions? Is this a virus do you think?


  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  3. joco

    joco New Member

    Hmm no, i don't have any Damon. Will try that link out (it's scanning as i speak) and also invest in some for my Mac. What's the best to get for Mac? Norton Anti-Virus??

    Thanks for your help, appreciated!!!

  4. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    I am really shocked that in this day and age you don't have any antivirus running!! :icon_scared:
  5. joco

    joco New Member

    Yeah I know, i have it on my PC but not on my Mac. I'm downloading some free anti virus software now!!!
  6. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

  7. Eagle

    Eagle Member


    But Macs don't get viruses, right?... :icon_rolleyes:
  8. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Aye, I was waiting on that old chestnut :icon_biggrin:
  9. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Hey Jo

    Did you get it sorted? Was it a virus??
  10. KevJaques

    KevJaques Member

    Quick way to sort it, find the nearest green bin and bin it ;) it's called the iBin ;)
    Facepalm, if I had a penny for the times I've done that I'd be a rich man roflmao ;)
  11. dot design

    dot design Member

    Far less than PC's :icon_biggrin:
  12. pcbranding

    pcbranding Member


    Have you installed any type management software?
    Or have you deleted/moved any fonts? Both of these are likely suspects of causing the default typefaces to revert to something else. The mac does still need half a dozen system fonts to keep things running smoothly and these need to remain in the correct folders.

    Re. viruses. PCs get them, Macs don't as a rule. Invest in a hard drive and backup regularly. Or simply use Time Machine which is already on your mac if it is vaguely up to date.
  13. Douchebag3000

    Douchebag3000 New Member

    it's not a virus... it's just a mac os x fontbook problem.

    i had the same. all you have to do is find the font that it is and delete it, and if you still want it, reinstall it. simple.
  14. Holding

    Holding New Member

    Of course :icon_thumbup:
    That's why I use Mac.
    Still it's necessary to instal some additional software to protect your Mac...
    NetMine may be useful for you. It's a firewall that remove all the threats (like viruses, spyware, Trojans, etc) and monitors network.
    That's the only thing that protects my Mac, and still I have nothing to worry about :icon_thumbup:
  15. dot design

    dot design Member

    Yep as do I, I have full virus, firewall blah blah protection of course, can never be too careful!
  16. Holding

    Holding New Member

    Are you a Mac-user? :icon_dunno:
    Sorry for stupid question :icon_blushing:
  17. dot design

    dot design Member

    Yes I'm a Mac User... have been for over 12 years now, PC's scare me :icon_tongue_smilie:
  18. Holding

    Holding New Member

    me too, after I became acquainted with Mac :icon_smile:
  19. dogsbody

    dogsbody Member

    So did I only mine substituted helvetica for helvetica fractions, oh the fun sorting that one out.

    I don't have ant AV software either, and haven't for well over 15 years. Apart from a worm under os9 I don't know anyone who has a mac to ever have a problem......yet!

    (touches as much wood as is feasibly possible)
  20. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    If you have clients, you really ought to run AV. Think about it.

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