different programs on my mac are crashing on startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by justhania, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. justhania macrumors newbie

    justhania

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    so yea the titel sas it all, a couple of programs will crash when i try to start them up.

    programs that been crashing so far:
    first Starcraft 2 started to crash a few weeks ago. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1091892&highlight= ther is a part of an error log there)

    then 3 days ago photo booth crasht on launch

    also 3 day ago hegewars crasht (not when i was in the menu's but when the game it zelf launch, also only it happend whit the online function of hegewars)

    today i dit a compleet re-instal of my macbook pro and used Time Machine to recover my files.

    all the named programs fail on launch so i thought maby i got a virus
    so i got the free virus scanner ClamXav but when i klickt on the go scan buten it crasht

    (here is a part of the error log of photo booth:

    Process: Photo Booth [2173]
    Path: /Applications/Photo Booth.app/Contents/MacOS/Photo Booth
    Identifier: com.apple.PhotoBooth
    Version: 3.0 (115)
    Build Info: PhotoBooth-1160000~1
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [422]

    Date/Time: 2011-02-12 20:55:58.228 +0100
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)
    Report Version: 6

    Interval Since Last Report: 3587 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 1
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 4 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: 79311AD7-DB1D-4609-82A6-3E2018A47EF6

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
    Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 7
    )

    (and part of the error log of the virus scanner

    Process: ClamXav [2210]
    Path: /Applications/ClamXav.app/Contents/MacOS/ClamXav
    Identifier: uk.co.markallan.clamxav
    Version: 2.1 (239)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [422]

    Date/Time: 2011-02-12 20:57:51.478 +0100
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)
    Report Version: 6

    Interval Since Last Report: 3698 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 2
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 7 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: 79311AD7-DB1D-4609-82A6-3E2018A47EF6

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x000000000000000d
    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
    )

    so yea i know there not essential programs but its annoying as hel

    hope some one can help.
    because i don't know wtf is going on.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't have a virus, since none exist that can run on your Mac.
     
  3. justhania thread starter macrumors newbie

    justhania

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    yea the virus was like my last idee, i thought it unlikely
    but there was no harm in trying right :p
     
  4. skidmarc macrumors member

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    Have you tried uninstalling the programs that are causing the problems with an application like CleanApp (this will delete all associated files, don't know about saved games, etc.) and then reinstalling?

    Just a thought.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppZapper, AppCleaner, TrashMe, CleanApp, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
    AppZapper missed 13 items
    AppCleaner missed 11 items
    AppDelete missed 8 items
    Hazel missed 9 items​
    I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked below)

    The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  6. justhania thread starter macrumors newbie

    justhania

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    i already had don a compleet re-instal of starcraft 2 it had no effect.
    i think i'm gonna give the compleet re-instal another go and try photo booth be for i use time machine, if it stil crashes it got to be a harde ware problem right?? i could also try starcraft again?
     
  7. justhania thread starter macrumors newbie

    justhania

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    this may help, before this **** came on my mac i instalt mac ceeper (trail)
    i use it to clean op my mac and later to compleetly delete al the files of starcraft before i re-instad it.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the link I posted on fully deleting apps. If you use that method to search for "starcraft" after removing it with MacKeeper, I'll bet you find traces left behind that MacKeeper didn't remove.
     
  9. justhania, Feb 13, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011

    justhania thread starter macrumors newbie

    justhania

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    i fixt it:
    i dit a compleet re instal yet again but this time i only used time machine to restore my programs and file's.
    all the presets and stuff like that, i left out and now everything is working again

    thank you everybody for your input.
    :D:apple::D
     

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