The first thing I noticed was that my home page was gone and had been replaced with the apple home page (the default page). Then I noticed that the "home" button on my toolbar was gone - and it had been there just a moment before when I clicked on it and got taken to the apple home page! When I checked my safari preferences, I discovered that my "history" preference had been changed also - going from "delete manually" to "delete after one month." And when I checked my history, I discovered that everything prior to August 5 had indeed been deleted! Oh yes, and a slew of new bookmarks and bookmark folders had been added to my bookmark list - all of them the default bookmarks that came with Safari that I had long since deleted! So, what the heck is going on??? And, more importantly, is there any way to recover my browser history?