Safari crash.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cungee, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Cungee macrumors newbie

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    Hi ,
    I have a macbook pro and my safari browsder has been having more and more access problems.
    It would not open myspace or utube in peak times (utube now opens) and will never open google(!!!).
    Today it actually crashed and said in the report "kern protection failure"
    Is there any malware or such I may have picked up to cause this problem?
    Thanks for any feedback.:)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Safari 2 (came with your computer) or Safari 3?

    Open Disk Utility. Choose your hard drive, and press Repair Disk Permissions.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    try (in order)
    1. clear safari's cache
    2. clear safari's cache and cookies
    3. clear safari's cache and cookies AND delete pref file
    4. repair OS permissions and repair disk
    5. clear system cache
    6. use firefox/opera
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Common link seems to be Flash... What version of Flash do you have?
     
  5. Cungee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks very much!

    I will try all of the above. It is great to get this help off complete strangers and for free. I am not real good at computer stuff but I'll sure to pass on the good karma to someone else!
     
  6. Cungee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have safari that came with computer,

    not sure which flash ,

    and couldnt find system cache to clear it!

    I did repair disk permissions and clear safari cache and still wont open google so i can get mozilla/firefox.....sorry!
     
  7. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    Try out http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ and see if it has the same problems. You are running Safari 2. It is pretty stable, this is not a normal problem. Do you see a similar issue with any other programs?
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    to clear system cache: goto http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582 install OnyX its a system maintaining and cleaning tool.

    if you can't open certain website, its very possible that some sort of system pref is wrong. so trying another browser like firefox or opera will confirm that.
     
  9. Cungee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, thanks again(I say that a lot here) I got Onyx and cleaned out pretty much everything and now I can open all the problem sites. It seems quicker too. Should I bother changing browsers or just use Onyx regularly?
     
  10. Cungee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow that was quick!

    It worked once and now it won't open them again.

    I should have got Firefox that one time it worked!!
     
  11. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, get firefox when you get a chance. You can also download it from another computer and move it over on a flash drive.
     
  12. Cungee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, I shouldnt have posted this stupid thread ("Blutack")as after a bit of searching on the forums I got answers to BOTH of my problems as they were linked.
    First my safari wasnt going well THEN i found those log reports with "bluetack". It turns out that someone else had the same problem.
    I used to use a program called "peer guardian" and then I thought I dont really need this so I quit the app. It is a P2P protection program that checks "lists(Bluetack)" of bad ?ISP locations and doesnt let them connect to you.
    Even though i quit the program, two smaller programs were still active on my computer-pploader and pplogger and THESE were inhibiting my Safari's connectability to certain sites so I force quit them and trashed peer guardian and everything is cool again.
    Cungee
     

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