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Dec 16, 2012 11:47 AM

I'm running a Black Macbook 2.0 C2D OS 10.5.8. All software up to date.

 

I normally use FireFox, but this happens with Safari as well. Any time I go to the log-in pages for eBay or Hotmail, the browsers crash. I've tried resetting the browsers, repairing permissions, deleting cookies, cache, etc. I've also run the F-secure flashback trojan scanner, which says it did not detect that malware on my computer.

 

Any insight? I'm having a hard time finding a fix for this issue with older versions of OSX.

Macbook Black 2.0GHz C2D, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2GB RAM, 120GB HD
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to fiveightandten)

    Hello,

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to fiveightandten)

    Nick, seems there must be more problems, let's start with this...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to fiveightandten)

    fiveightandten wrote:

     

    Hi there. Thanks for the reply. Console hasn't logged any messages since August 2010. That's the most recent dated entry in there. It's a bunch of things logged for a 2 week period back then. Nothing before, nothing after.

    Which log are you looking at (highlighted in the left, log list column)? If the colunn is not showing click the Show Log List icon at the top left. Most all errors will appear in the system.log. The All Message and Console Messages show too much routine stuff. You should also take a look under LOG FILES->~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter for the latest Safari or FireFox crash to see what thread crashed it.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to fiveightandten)

    fiveightandten wrote:

     

    Any other ideas in light of this? This problem has gotten quite annoying.

    Post the most recent crash report in it's entirety, or at least everything down to the words "Binary Images:".

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 6:12 PM (in response to fiveightandten)

    First guess for me would be Silverlight, as it's been known to cause issues.  Make certain it's the latest version you can run with Leopard and consider removing it if you don't use it.

     

    Crash reports aren't my strong suit, so others may have better ideas.

     

    Your Firefox is out-of-date (v18 is out), but that probably isn't the problem.

     

    Have you considered updating your OS X to at least 10.6?  It's more secure than what you are using now.

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