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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:48 pm    Post subject: safari shuts down Reply with quote

My safari shuts down randomly and I get a error message. I have a 2010 mac with 8 gig of ram and have current updates. I am also running norton anti virus. Help
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god, there is a virus in the wild that infects Mac computers, it's called "Norton-anti". Smile
All joking aside, if you do even a bit of research you'll find that Norton products are NOT recommended for Mac computers. I'm not saying that this is your problem with Safari but it very likely could be.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What should I use my wife is concerned. We got hacked on our pc so that is one of the reasons that we switched. When we got hacked they changed the pass words to our email.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would venture to guess that you were hacked because you were phished.

You should use multiple accounts, with an Admin account, your account and an account for your wife. I believe that 10.6 and newer have mandatory Guest accounts so that should cover any other users, other than children(who should also have their own accounts).

Overall, I've heard of three viruses for OS X. One is from China and mostly affects Chinese printshops, one is downloaded with pirated versions of iLife or iWork, and there is one general virus. There might be more, but these are the main ones I've heard of.

Make sure to have good privacy practices and only sign into websites from an existing link and not a link sent in an email.

Remember, OS X is not Windows. Also remember that the easiest way to attack a computer is through the users, and not the OS.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow you installed a virus scanner don't get me wrong you need a small virus scanner but mac's are not affected by malware or spyware like microsoft win blows 7 so i wouldn't be to concerned and if they changed your password for your e-mail don't go accessing your e-mail online go through the mail app on the mac it's safer.
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