Hello, I must first apologize as I'm not tech savvy. I did attempt to search this forum for "Download Freeze" I read through a couple of threads but nothing that appears close to my issue: My issue: Attempted Mac OS X Update 10.6.8 v1.1 that was suggested when I clicked the Software Update. Total update was 1.09 GB, system froze at 998.3 MB. I stopped the download and attempted the download again. Now froze at 977.8 The second attempt was even slower. I was able to locate and open the Activity Monitor. However, it might as well be greek. Patience and assistance appreciated. Thanks!