Forum Question: Slow Mac when net-banking

My Mac is a bit wired lately. Is much slower, and when I want to go on my net-banking, is very very very very slow. Can it be something with Java? Sometimes the settings are changed, like the speed of my mouse is slower (I use it on max speed), in the same time with marking color on the http address on Safari (I have it on yellow and goes on blue). Should I worry about some hacking, phishing …etc?

Comments: 6 Responses to “Slow Mac when net-banking”

    9/30/11 @ 6:36 am

    I would not worry about hacking or anything like that. It is very unlikely.
    Do you know if your banking site using Flash, Java or anything like that?
    I’d make sure your Flash install is up-to-date (simply re-install). Same for Java if you think your banking site uses that.
    Then I would turn off all Safari extensions to see if that helps. If so turn them off one-by-one to find the culprit.
    Also, clear your cache and all cookies too to see if that helps.

    10/2/11 @ 2:57 pm

    I did that, it doesn’t help. I found this answer:
    “The first thing you can try is booting from your install disk and using Disk Utility

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc that came with your computer, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.
    3. Click the First Aid tab.
    4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.
    5. Select your Mac OS X volume.
    6. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk.

    Then reboot from your internal and repair permissions.

    Then try resetting the PRAM again.

    Please let us know how you make out.

    I had Leopard on my computer and upgraded to Snow Leopard later on.
    My question is what CD should I use, the one that came with the computer or the Snow Leopard?

      10/2/11 @ 7:08 pm

      Use the Snow Leopard disc.
      But first, skip right to the PRAM reset and try that before doing anything else. It is so quick to do that if it works it will saw you all the time of doing the rest.

    Shirl Parker
    10/3/11 @ 1:25 pm

    My Macbook goes out to lunch and doesn’t come back for the rest of the day. Sometimes, I’ll be across the room and menus will drop down from the menu bar.
    The mouse will stop functioning properly. I can move it and point to things but I can’t activate with a click. I have the magic mouse, and I will have to go to the mouse bar on the track pad to activate, or use the enter key on the keyboard. The wireless keyboard will still activate highlighted buttons.

    Just before Lion was released there was an update that said it was getting ready for Lion. I haven’t upgraded to Lion yet since I’m contemplating buying a Macbook Air. After that, the program I use to play bridge online wouldn’t work anymore, and that is directly related to java. I have to click a button to play and it starts a mechanism to give you another button to click. It doesn’t give that button because it’s not making the java connection it needs.

    After reading this post, I ran disk utility and it verified the disk as ok. I couldn’t try the other suggestions because the DVD/CD player won’t recognize the Snow Leopard startup disk.


    10/10/11 @ 10:43 am

    Hi again Gary,
    I did all that and … no result. Everything is the same. I did the PRAM reset after I ejected the Snow Leopard CD. I don’t think is a problem, is it?
    My netbanking uses Java. I did update it. And it still takes ages to open and to confirm a payment.
    What to do? If I’ll buy the Lion, will this go away?

      10/10/11 @ 11:02 am

      That’s a shame that your bank relies on Java when it clearly isn’t necessary for something like banking. There’s no way to predict if it will get better if you upgrade to Lion.

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