5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 6:46 PM by shippo0708
shippo0708 Level 1 Level 1

This has been a constant nuisance for me since Safari 6 came out.

I will click on a link, either to open or open in a tab, and safari just goes poof without a crash report or anything.


All there is is a console log

Safari: received invalid message from web process


This seems totally random, the same link that caused it may or may not cause it again but then another link might cause it.



Safari 6.0.2

iMac20,1 Mac 10.8.2

MacBook7,1 Mac 10.7.5


Both these machines are fully updated, except for iTunes. They both have SSDs for the main drive, but this was happening before I got rid of the hard drives.

iMac10,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • shippo0708 Level 1 Level 1

    Safari extensions installed right now is just Folx Downloader extension. I've tried in a brand new install of OSX and it starts happening after updating safari. Java and Flash are now installed since the problem happens before installing them

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X

    Did you get rid of the Folx Downloader?

  • shippo0708 Level 1 Level 1

    Negative, its being going on regardless of having that extension/app installed so i saw no need in removing it.


    I did try downloading the installer and reinstalling Safari and resetting it, so i am going to see if that fixes the problem...

    If not i'm going to have to get more eccentric in finding out whats really going on..

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether your problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.


    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.  The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • shippo0708 Level 1 Level 1

    I couldnt check on my iMac because i had already reinstalled Safari from a pkg i found.


    On my MacBook, it crashed immediately after a few links :/


    Havent had a crash on my iMac since reinstalling it, so maybe the update service screwed it up, too bad it was such a pain to find the pkg to reinstall Safari, wasnt on Apples KB pages at all (like everything else usually is)