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PPC Mini, Firefox and Safari crashes!
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TomR
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Aug 28, 2011, 09:52 PM
 
PPC Mac Mini. Firefox 3.6.20 and Safari 4.1.3. All of a sudden they both crash when using/navigating. Worked fine this morning/afternoon. REALLY strange. Downloaded ClamXav and currently running it. So far 2 issues seen, Exploit.PDF.19944 and Trojan.Counter.bytverify. Both deleted and Clam is still running. I have restarted the machine twice.

Any ideas what is causing this???
     
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Aug 29, 2011, 03:48 AM
 
Despite what you found, you can rest assured your problem isn't being caused by a virus. Do you have a crash log?

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Aug 29, 2011, 06:47 AM
 
I deleted and reloaded Firefox and now it won't even run. I get a "Firefox is already running, only one copy can be open at a time" message. It is NOT running! Ran termninal and Top and it doesn't show firefox running. These problems only started yesterday late afternoon. I'm perplexed.

Have firefox-bin crash log, 54k in size.
     
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Aug 29, 2011, 01:44 PM
 
I'm curious. Why are aren't you running Safari 5?

Also, you can install TenFourFox if you want to run a later version of "Firefox". They so far support up to Firefox 6. Their website is currently down though.
     
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Aug 29, 2011, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
I'm curious. Why are aren't you running Safari 5?

Also, you can install TenFourFox if you want to run a later version of "Firefox". They so far support up to Firefox 6. Their website is currently down though.
Because I like Firefox better and Safari crashes as much on me as Fix does. I am currently downloading an earlier version of Firefox to see if that helps.
     
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Aug 29, 2011, 08:52 PM
 
Well it seems both Firefox AND Safari are crashing. Anyone know what to try? This to me is really strange. Something must be corrupted yes?
     
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Aug 29, 2011, 09:21 PM
 
Part of webkit more than likely. Try something like MSN Messenger, see if you can crash that easily too.

I had that issue and needed an OS reinstall to fix it.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 3, 2011, 03:16 AM
 
Your internet plugins might be to blame - one might be corrupted. Or have a corrupted preference/plist file somewhere. Try pulling all the plugins out (/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ *and* /Users/you/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/) and retrying the browsers. If that solves it, add one plugin back at a time and retest.
     
   
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