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Old June 26th, 2006, 08:34 PM
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Apple iBook G4 slow, spyware and virus check?

I have an Apple iBook that runs really slow when I am on the interent. Sometimes pages just close down by themselves and other times pages wont even open. What is my next step in trying to fix this?
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Old June 26th, 2006, 10:48 PM
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No such thing as spyware of viruses on the Mac currently.

First step would be explain more about the laptop... OS version, RAM... etc.

Second step would probably be to use Disk Utility to repair permissions.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 05:01 AM
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version 10.3.9

processor 933 MHz powerPC G4

Memory 256 MB DDR SDRAM

Now what should I do?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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Repair disk permissions, like I posted.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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How do I do that?
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Old June 27th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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Look in the Applications/Utilities folder for an application names Disk Utility, Launch it., Then click your hard drive on the left. Then click the "Repair Permissions" button. Don't do anything else while it's working. If it repairs a great deal of items, run it again until there's nothing it repairs.

You should do this before AND after any installation on the Mac.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 04:11 AM
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Is there anything else I should do? Do you think I need to update my browser. I am still using IE:Mac 5.2.3. If so, which one would you recommend?
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Old June 28th, 2006, 04:45 AM
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Oh definitely IE is no longer even made for the Mac. Why not use Safari? It comes with OSX.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Can you give me a link where I can download it at? I heard things about foxfire, is that any good?
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Old June 28th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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Safari is installed with OSX by default. You already have it. Look in your application folder. Firefox is decent too. www.firefox.com
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Old June 29th, 2006, 06:38 AM
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I found safari 1.3 (v312). Is there a newer version or is this version fine?
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Old June 29th, 2006, 07:48 AM
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There are newer version but I believe they require OS10.4+. The version you have is great for OS10.3.9
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Old June 29th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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Is there anywhere I can go to upade OSX and my browers for free? If so can you provide me with the links. Thank you for your help.
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