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Safari will no longer go online ... Just happened this morning. I tried rebooting the router many times. Also rebooted the Modem. Restarted my MacPro many times .... Trashed Safari and reinstalled fresh copy from Apple.

Safari still will not go online at all. Continue to get this error message:

"Safari can't connect to the server."

Safari can't open the page "http://www.google.com/" because Safari can't connect to the server "www.google.com".

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What does Network say in System Preferences about connection? Is the Mac Pro actually connecting to the net and can you download emails? Modems and routers do die, particularly if you have experienced electrical storms of late.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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What does Network say in System Preferences about connection? Is the Mac Pro actually connecting to the net and can you download emails? Modems and routers do die, particularly if you have experienced electrical storms of late.
Evidently this problem was caused by a virus ...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3278007

I followed the instructions from the link in the above thread ... Problem solved! Safari is back to normal now.

To answer your questions: Network showed that I was connected to the Internet. My Archos tablet was connected to the Internet. My son's computer was also connected to the Internet (all through my Router).

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Without looking it up it was not a virus, there are no Mac OS X viruses, but probably malware of some description. Anyone been downloading from dodgy sites by chance?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Malware from a file that got downloaded and installed called FlashPlayer.Pkg. Glad you got it fixed.
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What does Network say in System Preferences about connection? Is the Mac Pro actually connecting to the net and can you download emails? Modems and routers do die, particularly if you have experienced electrical storms of late.
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Malware from a file that got downloaded and installed called FlashPlayer.Pkg. Glad you got it fixed.
Yes, I remember now that had received a message telling me that my FlashPlayer was outdated and that I needed to download and install the most recent version, which I tried, but it didn't work ....

Guess I fell for the trap ....

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Yes, I remember now that had received a message telling me that my FlashPlayer was outdated and that I needed to download and install the most recent version, which I tried, but it didn't work ....

Guess I fell for the trap ....
When prompted to update something a good rule is to go to the mfg.'s site
also visit several forums to check compatibility and performance issues.
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When prompted to update something a good rule is to go to the mfg.'s site
also visit several forums to check compatibility and performance issues.
I can see now that I will need to be more careful .....

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A few days ago Safari would no longer go online, so I deleted the com.apple.Safari.plist file, then relaunched Safari and it worked!

This morning, I launched Safari, and it would not go online. I opened up Firefox with no problem, which is where I'm posting this message from.

I've tried trashing the com.apple.Safari.plist several times this morning, then relaunching Safari, but it will still not go online.

Any other ideas of how to solve this issue ... ???

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A few days ago Safari would no longer go online, so I deleted the com.apple.Safari.plist file, then relaunched Safari and it worked!

This morning, I launched Safari, and it would not go online. I opened up Firefox with no problem, which is where I'm posting this message from.

I've tried trashing the com.apple.Safari.plist several times this morning, then relaunching Safari, but it will still not go online.

Any other ideas of how to solve this issue ... ???
I ran Disk Warrior but Safari will still not go online ....

Tried trashing the plist several more times, but that didn't do any good either.

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