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    every time i try to open certain applications on my powerbook in os 10.2.2 they dont even open, i just get the message "application **** has unexpectedly quit."

    it happens with internet explorer among many other apps while other apps like limewire seem to be ok. have tried norton virus and disc doctor repaired the permissions but nothing works. very perplexing.

    also now if i leave the pb on for ten minutes or so without doing anything on it it will crash.

    i havent installed anyhting new as far as i can remember.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    cheers
    dave

  • #2
    10.2.2 is NOT the latest update!


    try this from the mac website... it's called a "combo" update.


    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120244



    it will take you through all of the upgrates till 10.2.8 sequentially.. automatically. you should not need to back-up when you do this.

    let me know how it works!


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    • #3
      Originally posted by kellyvsgray
      10.2.2 is NOT the latest update!


      try this from the mac website... it's called a "combo" update.


      http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120244



      it will take you through all of the upgrates till 10.2.8 sequentially.. automatically. you should not need to back-up when you do this.

      let me know how it works!


      it's raining here in VA.. hows the wx in the UK?


      Good point. Having an OS Update button when there is an update available counts for a lot when the Os is being weird..
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      • #4
        IE sucks on panther too...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by edeye
          IE sucks on panther too...


          IE sucks period

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          • #6
            get the OS up to date. trash pref files, clear caches, etc. and DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT run any
            anti-virus software on your Mac, EVER. it will only matters worse. there has not been a virus for the Mac in history (that lame worm in 1989 doesn't count) and there will not be one in our lifetimes (no, that recent MP3 trojan horse invented by an anti-virus software company certainly doesn't count either). anti-virus software is about as useful for a Mac as lipstick is for a kangaroo. stay away from that stuff, especially on your music machine. i am an Apple Certified technician.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tjwett
              i am an Apple Certified technician.

              Who doesn't know what he's talking about.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Save The Pine Weasel

                Who doesn't know what he's talking about.


                so youre going to make a claim like that and not back it up with anything?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by flukewurm
                  so youre going to make a claim like that and not back it up with anything?

                  There have been plenty of Macintosh viruses (MDEF, CDEF, WDEF, nVIR) and Word macro viruses work just as well on a Mac as on a PC.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Save The Pine Weasel

                    Who doesn't know what he's talking about.


                    bite me.

                    CDEF was around in 90/91 and was rather lame. it corrupted hidden desktop files and never touched anything in the System folder. it also isn't been able to infect anything newer than System 6. if you're still running System 6 you may as well just consider yourself Amish.

                    MDEF was written by a kid from upstate NY around the same time. it was potentially more serious but did little damage in reality. think the kid got busted.

                    WDEF did nothing other than mess with invisible Desktop files, snooze.

                    nVIR we called it "Don't Panic". supposedly once it had chewed your machine apart for long enough it was say that with Mac Talk.

                    there was also SevenDust, the HyperCard stack virus, San Jose Flu, Eric...all lame and rare.

                    yes, there were viruses created for the Mac, most of which did nothing and were either benign or not widespread. i still stand behind the advice to keep any and all anti-virus software off your machine, especially your studio machine. do YOU have any idea what it does to your filesystem and what it's doing in the background? if you did, you wouldn't be using it. here's a solution to keep your machine clean; don't download stolen wares and files.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Save The Pine Weasel
                      ...and Word macro viruses work just as well on a Mac as on a PC.


                      **************** man, WORD is a virus. personally i wouldn't let any of Microsoft's invasionware touch my HD. if you must run MS products, be smart and at least create a separate User account for that kind of stuff. if you have one Mac and use it for everything then you should have two bootable partitions on your machine. one stripped down System that does nothing except audio work, and an other normal install of OS X for your email, internet, doing your taxes, termpapers, porn surfing, etc. at the very least, you should create a separate User account for this stuff.

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                      • #12
                        You just reeled off a list of viruses for a computer that has "never" had any.

                        With the abysmal state of Mac antivirus software, and the "I'M INVINCIBLE" attitude of Mac users towards viruses, it's just a matter of time before someone goes to the trouble of starting to write new ones.

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                        • #13
                          I second the trash the prefs for the offending application idea. This solved the same problem with MSWord for me. Often found here

                          Users::Library:Preferences

                          Good luck

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