07-05-2011, 08:33 AM
Hi, all! My first post here.
First I got an iPhone a couple of years ago, then another 3 more iPhones(for my wife and upgrades), then iPads, then I bite the bullet and got myself a MBP! Then even a MacMini. My brother thinks I've gone apple nut. LOL. I am loving it. The systems run so smoothly I don't know how I used to put up with the window machines. hehe.
All had been running well but recently I am having a strange problem. I cannot seem to download from most of the web sites(dropbox.com, download.com, and many other) no matter what browser I am using. I have tried Safari, FF, and Chrome(think there is an IE for mac? but I just cannot bring myself to look for it!). The weird thing is, I can download from Gmail attachment and some other odd sites, but with most sites, the web pages just either become non-responsive or refresh itself.
Dropbox also stopped syncing(not sure if it is related), yet Sugarsync is still working. I have uninstalled Folx just in case, but the same.
Is there anything else I can try? Would greatly appreciate any input. Otherwise I would have to rebuild the entire system, not something I would enjoy doing.
It had been suggested to me that it could be a virus?(um.. I think not), and possibly a network problem. Yet my MacMini on the same network is not having any of the same issue.
I am running Mac OSX 10.6.7, 2.66 GHz Intel Core2Duo, with 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM.