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  • 15. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    Ethanace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys, this is the reason why I don't like the idea of uninstalling ESET; please see below. Number of blocked attacks stands at 16. Also, my renewal date is coming up in just two months - which means it has been on my system for 10 months without error... I don't want to sound like I'm being overprotective here but can you see why uninstalling it would worry me?

     

    (Note for U.S users, the date format is for the UK so license is valid til 28th July 2013. Not that this is relevant.)

     

    Please bare in mind these 'attacks' are not merely virsues found during scanning, as my computer has only ever found 7 captured viruses/malware and none of them were compatible with OS X (all of them were Windows executable files of some variant.)

     

     

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  • 16. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,475 points)

    And what are these supposed "attacks" that it protected you from? Does it tell you? I don't use "ESET," so I must be getting such "attacks" all the time without even realizing it. I'd sure like to know what I'm missing.

  • 17. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    Ethanace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm assuming they could be hack attempts, or attempts by applications to make unauthorised changes... it doesn't specify nor does it warn me when it actually blocks anything like it does on Windows. According to activity monitor ESET uses 6MB of realtime memory while running in the background. By contrast my Safari frequently uses in excess of 250MB with only two tabs open and no videos.

  • 18. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,475 points)

    Since you don't have any idea what the "attacks" are, and therefore have no way of stopping them, how does this information help you exactly? Do you think your experience is typical, and most Mac users are at the mercy of "attackers" because they don't have the good sense to install ESET? Or do you think you're at some special risk? If the latter, what are you going to do about it -- or are just going to depend on ESET to protect you, indefinitely?

  • 19. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    Ethanace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    This is proof that Safari IS the problem, and removing ESET NOD32 has done nothing to solve my problem, despite almost everyone trying to convince me that it was the issue. Safari is currently eating over 1GB of RAM with only one window open and no tabs. NOD32 has no Safari plugins and is using only 40MB of RAM by comparison. Explaination please?

  • 20. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,735 points)

    Ethanace wrote:

     

    This is proof that Safari IS the problem

    Is what problem. Safari is using almost two GB of RAM with my setup. That's not a problem.

     

    You said you were experiencing crashes, which would be a problem, but have not posted any crash report or EtreCheck output to help you diagnose anything as I suggested over three months ago.

  • 21. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    Ethanace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know where I can find a crash report when I was not prompted for anything when my Mac crashed or when it recovered. Also this was from months ago and my Mac has not crashed once since I made my original post.

  • 22. Re: iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,735 points)

    Ethanace wrote:

     

    I don't know where I can find a crash report when I was not prompted for anything when my Mac crashed or when it recovered.

    They are stored in one of three Log folders for about 60 days and can be located with the Console app, but since you say that's no longer your problem, there's no reason to spend any more time on that. Since the subject of this thread is "frequent system crashes" I thought that's what we were talking about.

     

    If you are having issues, I recommend starting a new topic with an appropriate topic and describe what you are seeing.

     

    We have lengthy discussions here all the time about the wisdom of installing A-V software on a Mac and nobody ever changes their mind, so any further discussion of that matter here would simply waste your time and problably everybody else reading this old thread.

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