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iMac 21.5 inch frequent system crashes

1486 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2013 12:30 PM by MadMacs0 RSS
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,825 points)
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    May 26, 2013 8:58 AM (in response to Ethanace)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,825 points)
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    May 26, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to Ethanace)

    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?

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Ethanace)

    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.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to Ethanace)

    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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