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**Mac help needed urgently!**


joco

New Member
#1
Help!

I logged onto my Mac yesterday and all of my usual web/email font (Arial) has been replaced by some dodgy cartoon style font...almost as though it's got a virus?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?

Thanks,

Jo
 

joco

New Member
#3
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!!!

Jo:icon_smile:
 
#10
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 ;)
 
#12
Font

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
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
Far less than PC's :icon_biggrin:
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:
 
#19
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.
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)