Visited "" and My WhiteBook Froze

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tayloralmond, May 25, 2009.

  1. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2009
    Michigan, USA
    Someone in another thread mentioned the website "" for checking the worth of an old mac. I thought I'd just jump on there just for fun and when I got there, my whole computer just froze. I could still move my cursor, but everything else was locked. I thought it was just a fluke, so I restarted my WhiteBook and tried it all over just to receive the same outcome. There was a flash based advertisement on the top of the page both times it locked up (an HP ad I think). Anyone have any idea what may have caused this?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Works fine for me. What browser are you using? I am using Firefox 3.5b4 and I tried it with Safar 4.0b as well and no problems.

    This is just a situation with your computer alone, can't really say what would have caused it. I recommend trying another browser to view the site.
  3. tayloralmond thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2009
    Michigan, USA
    I just downloaded the latest version of Flash and it hasn't locked up since. I also tried it on Safari 3.2.3 and it didn't have any issues. I'm currently running Firefox 3.0.10. Hopefully, it was just a bug within Flash.
  4. secondfox macrumors member


    Apr 10, 2009
    You just discovered the first Mac virus. :(

    Better hide your computer and say it never happened. :)
  5. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    It was giving you a subtle hint to sell them your glitchy macbook :p
  6. gertruded macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    Northwestern Illinois
    I have the same early 2009 white macbook with the Nvidia chip. I noticed that you have 4gb of 667 ram. For information and for others with this model, I put in 4gb of 800 mh ram and it worked, that is, it ran at 800 mh. I also installed the 320gb 7200 HD. Purchased mine as a refurb.

    Mine did not lock up on this site.

    This machine is one fast Macbook for much less money.

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