Go Back   The macosxhints Forums > OS X Help Requests > Applications



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
krideau
Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Uninstall PcPhoneHomePro

Safari 5.0.6 keeps crashing on OS X 10.5.8, and I get a message that says,
"The application Safari quit unexpectedly. The problem may have been caused by the .PcPhonehomePro.tmp plug-in."
Trouble is, I can't find such a plugin on my computer at all. I contacted Brigadoon's tech support, and they sent me an uninstaller which did nothing.
Anyone know how to get rid of this thing?

About the same time this started, I also started getting several other apps quitting unexpectedly the second I try to open them.

I've tried Disk Utility, Preferential Treatment, AppleJack—nothing helps.

Should I just back up everything and move up to 10.6 and get on with life?

The Mac is a 2 x 2.26 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon, if that helps.

—kr
krideau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
krideau
Prospect
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
In case anyone else has a similar problem, I think I have figured it out.
Safari has not crashed due to this "plug-in" for several hours,
and other apps have not quit unexpectedly upon opening.

I used the free Flashback Removal Tool from here:
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/troj...shback_k.shtml

It reported that it found Flashback on my system and that it removed it.

I also disabled Java in Safari preferences, which was a precaution mentioned on a support page on the Apple site.

—kr
krideau is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site design © IDG Consumer & SMB; individuals retain copyright of their postings
but consent to the possible use of their material in other areas of IDG Consumer & SMB.