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Dec 5, 2012 6:43 AM

Having recently downloaded google chrome I'm finding it a real problem. Often slow and comes up with the awsnap message far too often as well as wanting to kill connections. Also now three of the four apps on the home page are blank with no picture though the other has one. Anyone any suggestions please. I've tried deleting the history and cache etc, and am fed up of doing it to be honest. It seems to need doing every three days or so. Very annoying, even Safari was better. Anyone any suggestions please. Many Thanks. Imac os. 10.6.8

imac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,570 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to ziggy15)

    Run a test with Easy Find (a free app through App Store) or try Spotlight, to see if you have MacKeeper or anything from the Zeobit Stable.   Just type the words in.   My experience of Google Chrome led to just such a situation.   Post back if the result is positive.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,745 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to ziggy15)

    Your problem maybe that you are using apps that are at best worthless and at worse create problems with your system. I'm referring to MacKeeper, it is considered malware and should immediately be removed from your system. I am not familiar with Zeobit, what exactly is it and why did you install it? There are numerous threads on these communities about MacKeeper and if you Google it you will find it's only real supporter is the developer.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,570 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to ziggy15)

    Hi Ziggy15,

     

    Well, pleased to hear that anyway.   Mine was a nasty experience.   The other problem with Chrome is that it is from the Google stable and is therefore more commercially oriented.    Extensions were the source of my troubles and I later read they were not so thoroughly tested though that may have been someone even more disgruntled than I was.

     

    Just be aware; pop up ads for no reason, particularly from the two I mentioned.

     

    < RK > Zeobit is, I believe, the parent company of MacKeeper.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to ziggy15)

    Use Firefox, it will let you do things no other browser will.

     

    You can save any video, and it blocks virtually all advertising.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,745 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to ziggy15)

    Unfortunately you do otherwise those files would not have installed on your system. You need to locate them and remove them. You must have responded to an ad of some type or some other user on  your system did. Sorry to be that blunt but files don't just magically appear.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,570 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to ziggy15)

    Last thought, Ziggy.

     

    Google 'awsnap' and you'll find a host of comments and some suggestions.

     

    Though going back through the post I am beginning to wonder if Chrome is worth the trouble.  It looks like you don't absolutely need it and Safari / Firefox should be enough for anyone.

     

    Good luck, all the same.   I don't think I can add any more to the thread.

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