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Old 11-17-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I've had my MacBook Pro for about 4 years and lately Safari quits unexpectedly Any advice on what might be wrong? Could it be a virus? Am I supposed to do regular "maintenance" on the Mac, like I used to do with the Windows PC ?

THANKS for any comments
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:23 PM
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What version? Any error message? Extensions? Plugins?

You could try disabling extensions and plugins and see if that stops it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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There are numerous things that can cause Safari to quit unexpectedly check these articles out:

Let me Bing that for you!

As far as preventive maintenance goes once every couple of months I'll run applejack to keep my system clean:

AppleJack Project Page

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Using AppleJack, you can repair your disk, repair permissions, validate the system's preference files, and get rid of possibly corrupted cache files. In most cases, these operations can help get your machine back on track. The important thing is that you don't need another startup disk with you. All you need to do is restart in Single User Mode (SUM), by holding down the command and s keys at startup, and then typing applejack, or applejack auto (which will run through all the tasks automatically), or applejack auto restart (which will also restart the computer automatically at the end of the process).
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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You can also run OnyX, which is a free application that can be downloaded from Apple and other places.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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You can also run OnyX, which is a free application that can be downloaded from Apple and other places.
The OP could also use Firefox or Chrome or Opera or Flock or Cruz or Camino or Shiira or Sunrise or Seamonkey or iCab....

The better thing for the OP to do is find out WHY Apples own browser on it's own OS won't work consistently...
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:29 AM
 
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I've had my MacBook Pro for about 4 years and lately Safari quits unexpectedly Any advice on what might be wrong? Could it be a virus? Am I supposed to do regular "maintenance" on the Mac, like I used to do with the Windows PC ?

THANKS for any comments
There was a Safari update a few weeks ago which caused me some problems with my 5 years old MacBook. Notably, sometimes the tab I was on would just freeze (it is easy to fix). So it could be due to that.

Unfortunately, Apple does not do backwards compatibility the way Microsoft does. So, later versions of Safari are really designed to work with later operating systems like Maverick and that, I think, is one of the reasons that a few gremlins can sneak in when you are using an older machine.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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There was a Safari update a few weeks ago which caused me some problems with my 5 years old MacBook. Notably, sometimes the tab I was on would just freeze (it is easy to fix). So it could be due to that.

Unfortunately, Apple does not do backwards compatibility the way Microsoft does. So, later versions of Safari are really designed to work with later operating systems like Maverick and that, I think, is one of the reasons that a few gremlins can sneak in when you are using an older machine.
I checked my software update and there was none. However, I use Yahoo as my primary email and Yahoo Mail wants me to install the newer version of Safari to make their email better and I haven't wanted to do that for fear it will make more problelms.

I appreciate all the comments so far; I'm not very tech savy
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Default just do it

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Yahoo Mail wants me to install the newer version of Safari to make their email better and I haven't wanted to do that for fear it will make more problelms.... I'm not very tech savy
Duh.
Install the updates.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I checked my software update and there was none. However, I use Yahoo as my primary email and Yahoo Mail wants me to install the newer version of Safari to make their email better and I haven't wanted to do that for fear it will make more problelms.

I appreciate all the comments so far; I'm not very tech savy
You checked "Software Update," found under the Apple menu at the top left corner of the screen? Run Software Update (it will take several seconds a couple of minutes), and it will tell you if your computer's software is up to date. You can set it so it checks for updates automatically, if you like. Otherwise run the application manually every other week.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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You checked "Software Update," found under the Apple menu at the top left corner of the screen? Run Software Update (it will take several seconds a couple of minutes), and it will tell you if your computer's software is up to date. You can set it so it checks for updates automatically, if you like. Otherwise run the application manually every other week.
I did that, clicked on the apple in the left corner and then clicked on software updates and it took about 15 seconds and said "your software is up to date".
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