Safari Problem Report can't be submitted to Apple?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jroug, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. jroug macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Had a safari crash last night and as I usually do, went to send the Problem Report (an unusually long on, FWIW) to Apple - but was unable to. Even this morning, report will still not send and I get a "try again later" error message.

    Not like this is end of world, but somewhat concerned that it may be indicative of a larger issue, possibly virus? Any thoughts or similar experiences?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It can't be a virus. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. You cannot infect your Mac simply by visiting a website, unzipping a file, opening an email attachment or joining a network. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which cannot infect your Mac unless you actively install them, and they can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.

    It's not critical that you send a crash report to Apple every time Safari crashes. Apple has been having some issues with their site in recent months that may relate to your not being able to send a report. Also, there are many factors that can contribute to problems with Safari. Reset Safari, clearing your cache and cookies. Also, make note of what sites you're visiting at the time it crashes. It could be related to one or a few sites.

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