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Occasional Blue Screen


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#1 swens

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

I've had my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8) for a little over a year now and have noticed that every once in awhile while I'm using Hotmail on the web that sometimes my screen will go blue and I have to restart my machine. I haven't noticed it at any other time or while using any other programs or software. I typically don't use the mail program on the dock, I just use MSN Hotmail on the web. Don't know if that has anything to do with it or if perhaps I've picked up a virus. I've kept my software updated (daily) I also use iAntiVirus as well as Avast and have scanned with both to no avail. Can anyone assist me with advice/procedure to determine or eliminate the cause of this issue?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:33 AM

A bit late...but...using 2 antiviruses may be causing the blue screen.
Suggest uninstalling or disabling both to trouble shoot that possibility.

Here is a link to a site that gives some excellent advice on how best to secure your Mac:
10 Simple Tips for Boosting The Security Of Your Mac - Securelist
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