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Safari 3.2 Crashes - possible solution

5850 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2008 12:19 PM by dacoelec RSS
  • 1madapple Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:18 PM (in response to mandm)
    Hello all. For the past 2 days Safari has been crashing after 2-3 minutes of being opened. It didn't matter what web site I was on. I started looking on these discussion boards yesterday, but could only stay on 2-3 minutes at a time. Then I read this thread today. I tried what mandm suggested about unchecking the "Warn when visiting a fraudulent website". I also noticed there was a note under the checkbox warning. It has now been 12 minutes since I unchecked the box. Safari has not crashed again. I don't know enough about these issues but unchecking the box seems to have stopped Safari from crashing (at least for now). Funny thing is that I've been using 3.2 since it came out, and up until yesterday it has been working great. I don't remember updating anything or installing anything since then as I too am too cautious of 3rd party plug ins. Just wanted to let everyone know. Thanks for your time and advice.
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  • Apple a day Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:42 PM (in response to 1madapple)
    1madapple do you have PithHelme installed?
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  • 1madapple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2008 7:22 PM (in response to Apple a day)
    Apple A Day, no I don't have that installed. I just did a spotlight search for it and it did not come up. I have never heard of it until I read it here. Interestingly, My desktop is an iMac G5. It's the ones that came out right before they released the intel machines. Anyway, I just updated to Safari 3.2 today and I went to preferences to uncheck that box too, and it wasn't the same description next to the box. It has the same description that Rachel R posted in the picture.
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  • 1madapple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2008 7:26 PM (in response to Apple a day)
    Let me clarify what I just posted. The description next to the check box in preferences on my iMac G5 has the same description but didn't have the note underneath (the one with the exclamation point in the yellow triangle.
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  • Rachel R Level 6 Level 6 (18,700 points)
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    Nov 18, 2008 5:46 AM (in response to mandm)
    mandm wrote:
    Here is the crash log (I hope this is what you are asking for, it's all Greek to me!)


    Same here, honestly. Although sometimes things jump out as being obviously problematic, and I don't see anything like that in this report.

    But others are better at reading crash reports, so I'm hoping those reading this post might find some clues in yours.
    15" MacBook Pro Core Duo, 2GB RAM; Windows XP Pro on Parallels, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Mac Mini 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB/120GB; Airport network; 8GB iPod nano
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,405 points)
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    Nov 18, 2008 6:36 AM (in response to Rachel R)
    Rachel,

    The crash indicates that Safari crashed within its own code, but the problem is that some plugins and especially "haxies" do their work by actually inserting themselves into Safari's code.
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  • Rachel R Level 6 Level 6 (18,700 points)
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    Nov 18, 2008 6:56 AM (in response to William Kucharski)
    William Kucharski wrote:
    Rachel,

    The crash indicates that Safari crashed within its own code, but the problem is that some plugins and especially "haxies" do their work by actually inserting themselves into Safari's code.


    Thanks, William.

    Since mandm is quite clear on not having any Safari hacks or add-ons installed, and since he has an error message in his Safari preferences pane regarding the Google Safe Browsing service (now built into Safari), I have a feeling this is a Safari problem, somehow related to a failure to connect to the Google Safe Browsing service. But what is causing it is still a mystery to me.

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  • rdalem Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Nov 18, 2008 8:41 AM (in response to mandm)
    re: Safari 3.2 crashes - I had PithHelmet installed as a plugin for Safari but on the info from several threads, I decided to uninstall. Here's how: Removing (trashing) the PithHelment.bundle from /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins folder will effectively remove PithHelmet from Safari.

    So far NO crashes! And I never got that yellow triangle warning under Preferences: Security

    Hope this helps.
    Dome iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 3 Airport Expresses & Time Capsule
  • dacoelec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2008 12:19 PM (in response to mandm)
    Hey gang, the easiest fix is to use Firefox till apple gets the bugs worked out. They are just doing the same thing they did with leopard. They know they have a bunch of people willing to donate their time and effort for free to try to work out the glitches that all their new builds are infested with. Leopard was very glitch y for about 6 months. Safari is the fastest browser out there, hands down which is what makes it so frustrating when it doesn't work.

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    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz 9 GB ATI 1900 Creative Xmod USB, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Macbook Pro 17 2GB, iMac 17 1 GB
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