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Old May 28, 2011, 10:50 AM   #1
TheSimple1
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Angry My iMac keeps freezing!

I'm really starting to get pissed off with my mac! Not too long ago when I was in Google Chrome it kept freezing like crazy! It froze up my whole system to were I had to do a hard restart! So I figured it was my internet. The next day I switched to safari.. Had the same problem.. Switched to Firefox, and guess what.. Had the same problem but with Firefox it only freezes when I am on YouTube's homepage! I don't get it! Please help!

Specs -
Chipset Model:NVIDIA GeForce 9400
1920 x 1200
iMac 24 inch
version 10.6.7
2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo
4gb 1067 MHz DDR3

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I do believe this problem started after downloading K9 blue coat
internet security.

PS. I'm lucky I was able to upload this without my computer freezing :P
thank you everyone for your time and help.
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Old May 28, 2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Does it only lock up when browsers are open?

If so, remove K9 blue coat and try browsing again.

If the lockups go away, you've found the cause.
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Old May 28, 2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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I'm really starting to get pissed off with my mac! Not too long ago when I was in Google Chrome it kept freezing like crazy! It froze up my whole system to were I had to do a hard restart! So I figured it was my internet. The next day I switched to safari.. Had the same problem.. Switched to Firefox, and guess what.. Had the same problem but with Firefox it only freezes when I am on YouTube's homepage! I don't get it! Please help!

Specs -
Chipset Model:NVIDIA GeForce 9400
1920 x 1200
iMac 24 inch
version 10.6.7
2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo
4gb 1067 MHz DDR3

Additional Details -
I do believe this problem started after downloading K9 blue coat
internet security.

PS. I'm lucky I was able to upload this without my computer freezing :P
thank you everyone for your time and help.

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Does it only lock up when browsers are open?

If so, remove K9 blue coat and try browsing again.

If the lockups go away, you've found the cause.
I would try removing the software and see if that works. If it doesn't, you can call Apple up, or backup your files and Apps, and do a fresh install of the OS. I've done this about 3 times on my Macbook Pro within the last year because it frees up space, gets rid of problems, and it feels like you just purchased a new machine (for about an hour or two)
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Old May 29, 2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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thanks! but..

This may sound weird but when I got blue coat I typed in a random password and deleted the password file because I was afraid I would get temped into porn as I got older lol Should I just call blue coat and ask for it to be deleted?
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