hey everyone! as of two nights ago, my internet started acting up on my macbook. the computer is about a year old and it's my first mac. anyway, i figured it was because of the massive amounts of tabs i keep open. so i closed the window and started fresh. this did not help! i started to realize that the internet would freeze when i went on twitpic or my own facebook page and some other sites like stikegently.com (a music site). weird, right? this made me force quit and have to start over. this problem does not seem to be caused by my internet connection and is not affecting my family windows computer. i also updated to the latest versions of mozilla and safari but that did not help. i've also tried clearing the cookies and have found some strange sites listed there (2o7.net, doubleclick.net, tumri.net, tribalfusion.com) but it didn't help. the problem is getting progressively worse, i get the spinning ball symbol every few seconds now. is it possible i have a virus? do macs even get viruses? if so, what do i do! i apologize in advance for not searching the forums....trying to open a topic froze my internet! and it doesn't help that my nearby apple store closed YESTERDAY for a month!! the nearest is now over an hour away. and my mac genius neighbor is away on vacation! i really hope you can help! any info is appreciated! thanks, alex ps. i obviously get spam in my thread, awesome.