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Want to optimize MAC 0SX operations and prevent potential hacking

Recent installation of system security features for Safari browser. Since the installation, system has been sluggish, and am looking for some sort of registry cleaner to optimize system operations and speed as well as safegaurd against potential hacking

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    Don't know if it's from the system update or not, but Mac Mini seems to be running really slowly and I cannot figure-out why.

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There isnt one for mac. and you cant downgrade either so you need a complete new installation

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I cannot get my mails from google as I have been hacked and changed my password and told them that I have been hacked.


Hi Gerda
Hacked!
Who would have thought Google could be hacked!
A lot of people are becoming aware that anything connected with google is monitored, collected and available to the internet.
G Search, gmail, FBook etc is being monitored at least by the NSA if not also cracked by others.
Aviator.app & TorBrowser.app
are a secure free browser for the Mac... if you need it.

If you have been hacked then it is usually because your password and username has been figured out.
Rethink what you are using for the above.
Using an Email address for a username is pretty easy to figure.
So make you password stronger by making a silly sentence with the odd Uppercase character & a number in the middle.

Check the strength here:
http://www.passwordmeter.com/
Secure Browsers
Tor Browser
The WhiteHat Aviator Web Browser
Storing all your Passwords & Personal Info
SplashID Password Manager

Sep 15, 2015 | Apple iMac Mac Desktops

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How to Add Life and Pep to an iMac G3


The old iMac G3 desktop was an excellent machine in its day. Today, it can still be a great little computer to scoot around the Internet, create graphics, manipulate photos, and do schoolwork or almost any other use you can imagine.

If you haven’t already upgraded to OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you should deeply consider doing this. Currently, this version of the Mac operating system is the earliest still being supported by major browsers, and is the newest that works well on the iMac G3. If you can’t upgrade to Tiger, consider using Panther (OS X 10.3).

After you update your operating system, download the latest version of your favorite browser. Remember; Microsoft stopped including Macintosh in its updates of Internet Explorer when Mac launched Safari, so all Mac versions are sorely out of date. Firefox, Opera, Camino and, of course the default Mac browser, Safari, are the best browsers for your iMac. If you can only use Panther, the Opera browser is the only one still including Panther in updates. Also, if you enjoy using Yahoo! Messenger, Panther and earlier are not supported by Yahoo! Messenger either. Unfortunately, time has marched on. You can, however, use the web version of Yahoo! Messenger through your browser.

Update your software using the Software Update feature found in the System section of the System Preferences dialog box. Changes to Java, QuickTime and other frequently used components have more than likely occurred since your OS was created and updates are important to keeping your machine running on today’s web.

Replacing your CPU is not suggested due to the difficulty level, but a quick fix of RAM can give your elderly machine a big boost of energy. The later G3’s can handle 1 GB of SDRAM, just use two 512 MB sticks. You can find these for a good price on eBay.

Once you have all these upgrades and updates, your little iMac will be the fierce web adventurer it once was. Happy computing!
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on Mar 13, 2010 | Apple iMac G3 Desktop

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This seems to be a common problem with a lot of people. More often than not, it's because someone has installed MacKeeper or CleanMyMac, and these two applications have installed browser re-direct software.

First point of business: You don't need either of these two pieces of software. Use AppZapper to remove these applications. Now here are the steps that should get you back up and running:

  • Restart your computer holding down the Shift key. That will boot your computer into Safe Mode
  • Once it's up, open Safari... it should open fine in this mode.
  • Download a backup browser like Chrome or Firefox (Firefox also installs a bunch of junk that you may not want) for future safety.
  • Google "Adware Medic" (link below) and download the app. This is a small AppleScript that searches through your system to find the items that are causing Safari not to open.
  • Download and open the .dmg file and drag the app to your Applications folder.
  • Run the app and follow the instructions for removing the adware/browser re-direct software.
  • Restart your computer as normal.
This should bring your system back up to par...

... and stop downloading and installing things you don't need! :-) AdwareMedic

Sep 08, 2014 | Apple iMac Mac Desktops

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Unwanted pop ups on my mac


Chances are you downloaded and installed something that not only wasn't needed, but completely unnecessary for a Mac (MacKeeper or something else). These apps ALSO install unwanted and unasked for browser re-direct software.

You need to do two things immediately, followed by one very important step after that.
  1. If you haven't already done so, download a different browser software as backup for future issues (Firefox, Chrome or Opera are accepted as best alternatives).
  2. Click the link below for Adware Medic. Install this software, run the program, and then please donate to the developer if you feel a smooth running Mac is worth it to you. It will ask to restart your computer once it's done.
  3. Download AppZapper or AppCleaner. AppZapper gives you five free zaps and then you need to buy it, or just use AppCleaner to remove ANY AND ALL "Clean Up/Optimizing" software, ANY AND ALL anti-virus software... if you haven't noticed by now, AV software on a Mac is pretty pointless since it didn't snag your browser re-direct software.
That should solve your problems. If not, let us know here!

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Aug 17, 2014 | Apple 24" iMac Desktop

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How can 8 get rid of A pop up that froze safari on my Mac ?


If you don't have a second backup browser (like Firefox or Chrome), follow the steps below.

  1. Restart your Mac holding down the shift key... that boots it into Safe Mode.
  2. Once it's up and running, open Safari... chances are, you may have downloaded and installed software that installed browser re-direct software.
  3. Download Firefox (if you don't already have it) and install it. It won't be needed, but this is for future issues if the same issue happens again.
  4. Google "Adware Medic", download and install the software. This app is a virus-free AppleScript that looks for browser re-direct software on your system.
  5. Run the software and delete what it finds. You'll then be prompted to restart your computer.
  6. Once restarted, open Safari. You're issue should have been resolved.
I hope this info helps!

Aug 01, 2014 | Apple iMac Mac Desktops

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Why am I having trouble with facebook not fully loading on my pc


Could be your browser and/or Mac OS version. The G4s and even G5 Power PC Macs could only run operating systems up to 10.5.8. Minimum OS for running the latest versions of browsers, such as Safari and Firefox is 10.6. under the Intel chipset. Because the old browsers are slow, sites like Facebook and Google do not always support them.
OS 10.5.8 is more compatible than, let's say OS 10.4.9. Check your OS by going to About This Mac under the apple logo on the left side of the screen. It will tell you what your OS is. Your choices: Upgrade your OS to 10.5.8 or take a giant leap to an Intel Mac and run OS 10.6.8 or later. Eventually your old G4 will not be able to connect to anything because of the browser issues.

Jun 06, 2014 | Apple Power Mac G4 Desktop

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Blocked plug-in


You didn't say what web browser you are using, so I can only provide a generic answer. Your security settings or software may be blocking a browser plugin identified as a security risk, or the browser has in some manner determined that the plugin is incompatible with a newer version of a subsidiary application (such as Flash Player). Another possibility is that the browser security asked permission of one of the users to use the plugin and that permission was denied.
Find your plugin manager (perhaps in the browser preferences menu item) and remove the offending plugin. If it isn't a security issue and you really need it, you can download a new copy the next time you hit a page that uses it. It's also possible that all plugins have been blocked. Example: Safari:Preferences... menu item > Security tab > check "Enable Plugins" in the Web Content section.

May 24, 2013 | Mac Desktops

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How to view full screen browser


In short, it's not built in to Safari. You can either install a plug-in for Safari or try a different web browser such as Firefox or Camino.

Some plugins that may help:
  1. Saft (http://haoli.dnsalias.com/Saft/index.html) adds a new preference pane in Safari called Saft, and two extra menu items under Safari menu, just above the "Preferences...", called "Full Screen" and "Max Screen".
  2. Megazoomer (http://ianhenderson.org/megazoomer.html) will install for any program (not just Safari for web browsing) and allows you to put any window full screen.
Other browsers to use instead of safari include:
  1. Firefox (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/mozillafirefox.html)
  2. Camino (http://caminobrowser.org/)
I believe both of those browsers allow for full screen functions.

Mar 07, 2011 | Apple iMac Desktop

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The Safari browser on my EMaC is apparently


The first thing I'd try would be to delete its .plist settings file.

1. Click on Finder (the smiley Mac guy).
2. Click the "Go" menu at the top of the screen.
3. Click "Home". This will open a window showing your Home folder.
4. Double-click the "Library" folder.
5. Double-click the "Preferences" folder.
6 Look for the file called-> com.apple.safari.plist and drag it to the trash (or click once on it and press Command-delete).
7. Now run Safari and see if it works.

You can also probably (depending on the version of Safari):
1. Reset Safari from the Safari menu at the top of the screen *when you're running Safari*.'

If your operating system is Mac OS X 10.3 or earlier, upgrading to 10.4 will (in addition to lots of improvements) allow you to use a newer version of Safari.

Good luck and please let us know how well this works. Please rate me if this solved your problem. If not, please repost and we'll give further help.

Jul 16, 2010 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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Safari + OS 10.3.9 Updates


You can go to "updates" in your "apple icon" top left hand of the screen. It will check for updates for you. Install all updates. If you havent done this ever or in a while, it is going to take some time to update everything. If that still doesnt work for you, Download firefox, it is a much better web browser than safari.

Jul 02, 2008 | Apple Mac mini G4 Desktop

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