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G5 outdated firmware cause app's to crash?

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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Aug 22, 2013 9:37 AM (in response to OldmanM)

    You mentioned your first post that you had run an anti-virus. What application was that?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Aug 22, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to OldmanM)

    It was - good thinking!



    Norton Antivirus (made by Symantec) has a very long and illustrious reputation for mangling Mac OS X systems, sometimes to the point where a complete reinstall is necessary. Among other things, it installs kernel extensions which are known to cause kernel panics and system freezes; it contains known and documented bugs which can silently corrupt Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign files, destroy a user's ability to authenticate as an administrator, and (on PPC systems) can cause Classic to stop functioning; and Symantec has on at least two occasions now released flawed .dat file updates which erroneously report certain critical Mac OS X files as "viruses." (Deleting these "viruses" causes damage to the system that in some cases renders it unbootable.)


    Norton Removal Tool (Symantec Uninstaller): =en_US

    And now this, from 11 January 2012:

    Lawsuit Claims Symantec "Scareware" Warns Of Fake Threats To Sell Upgrades reware-warns-of-fake-threats-to-sell-upgrades/

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