Apple has a system in place that will download system software, including Safari updates, to your computer without the need to visit third party sites.
Software Update... can be found under the Apple menu at the top left of the screen. That will only show you the updates that are required, specifically, by your machine.
The easiest way to fix this problem is to use your Time machine backup to restore your bad copy of Safari back to the one you need. No Time Machine backup??? Why not?
If that is not a viable option, go over to the Apple website and download a copy of Safari, http://support.apple.com/downloads/#safari
That will give you an older copy of Safari. Now go to http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399 and download the combo update and run it.
Should do the trick
Last week I downloaded an Apple Safari update from CNET. I have done this before and had no problems. When it downloaded a message conveyed basically that the download was not compatible with my version of Safari which is OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8. What downloaded to my iMac was the Lion version. Now Snow Leopard browser has disappeared. I had to open another partition and had my brother send me via Skype a Firefox browser download.
I contacted CNET and this was their reply:
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:46 PM
Subject: Download uninstalled my os x snowleapord 10.6.8 [ ref:_00DE0ZiAl._500E04e6Fw:ref ]
It sounds like this is an Apple issue; Lion is not something Apple makes available outside of their own app store, so I don't think TechTracker could have downloaded it to your machine when you were updating Safari. I have forwarded your comments on to our product management team, however, just so they are aware of this.
Your best bet is probably to contact Apple support:
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Can someone please help me with this problem.