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Imac 7.1 OSX10.6.8 Safari: Missing install app

by denroth1 / February 15, 2013 2:41 PM PST

Tried to install tuneupmymac and got the message "Safari can't open this file because no available application can open it."
This happens often when I try to install apps. I assume that I accidentally deleted an important install app. Would appreciate help... not very tech savvy, so please try to keep it simple. Thx!<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

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I'd delete that and forget about such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2013 10:31 PM PST
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Thank you, Bob
by denroth1 / February 16, 2013 4:13 AM PST

Thx for your input Bob, but that doesn't address my problem of the missing install app. I'm not one to fool around with downloading unnecessary things. I'm extremely careful about what I click on. But, without this missing install app, I'm not able to install things like an anti-virus app.

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Wait a second.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 5:32 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you, Bob

What virus is there for Mac OS X? If I can't find a virus, what is this antivirus looking for?

You see a lot of Windows users "programmed" to install an antivirus and they try to do that on all devices.

I'd like to avoid seeing you post "I installed virus cleaner 2013 and it mess up my Mac."

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Thanks again, Bob...
by denroth1 / February 16, 2013 7:17 AM PST
In reply to: Wait a second.

Every good Internet tech website has been telling us that as Mac sales are on the upswing, they're more and more likely to be targeted. Cnet recommends a few free anti-virus softwares. Trying to upload one of them is how I discovered my missing install app problem. Thx very much for you input, Bob, but I think you've helped me all you can.

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We can do more but so far.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 7:20 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks again, Bob...

Without a file name to work with, I can't get specific. You've brought up a few titles that if you ask the moderators you should read them telling you to forget about them.

Unlike Windows there is no installer system like that. If you want to dig into this more, all we need is the full file name.

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