blocked sites

Created at: 2021-05-27 20:03:07
Questioner General

I had an automatic update on my iMac two days ago. When I sat down to pay bills, even certain random bank sites were blocked, as well as random websites. Does anyone know what downloaded/updated to cause this? How do I regain personal use of my iMac.

Answer #1:

By: Miss Elmira Padberg MD

I had an automatic update on my iMac two days ago. When I sat down to pay bills, even certain random bank sites were blocked, as well as random websites. Does anyone know what downloaded/updated to cause this? How do I regain personal use of my iMac.

Answer #2:

By: Prof. Katherine Raynor Sr.

Does it happen to say "An error repeatedly occurred..." when you try to access the sites?

Answer #3:

By: Kristopher Tillman

This is related to a Safari 14.1 update. You can see more about it here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252705424 . The short but unliked answer/workaround is to use another browser until apple issues another update. Several alternatives are presented in the above thread.

Answer #4:

By: Marianna Rowe

Hi cantbe,



What site blocker are you using? What message do you see?



Cheers,



Jack

Answer #5:

By: Dean Renner

Please post an Etrecheck report of your system. My guess is it is due to som to Hong you installef on it. Also, please be specific about what sites you are referring to and what the error is.

Answer #6:

By: Kali Thompson

+1 on EtreCheck



EtreCheck is a useful app to diagnose and identify issues, both hardware and software. It is trusted by many users. Please follow the steps outlined below:



  1. Navigate to: https://etrecheck.com and get the free version of EtreCheckPro.
  2. Download it. It is a free and trusted app. It is often recommended here on Apple Support Communities. 
  3. Open EtreCheck, and before running the report, be sure to check “Allow full Drive Access” at the bottom of the EtreCheckPro window.
  4. Run the report, and put it in a post, as seen here: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-250000211. We will then examine the report for issues in your Mac.



Cheers,



Jack

Answer #7:

By: Maribel Morar II

Does it happen to say "An error repeatedly occurred..." when you try to access the sites?

Answer #8:

By: Mellie Daugherty

As others have asked what happens when you try to access those sites? Do you get a message? If so what is it?



Boot into Safe Mode according to Start up your Mac in safe mode - Apple Support and see if the problem persists. Then reboot normally and try again.



NOTE: Safe Mode boot can take up to 10 minutes as it's doing the following; 

• Verifies your startup disk and attempts to repair directory issues, if needed

• Loads only required kernel extensions (prevents 3rd party kernel/extensions from loading)

• Prevents Startup Items and Login Items from opening automatically

• Disables user-installed fonts 

• Deletes font caches, kernel cache, and other system cache files



Answer #9:

By: Dr. Martine Sanford

Please read the original question. Thanks.

Answer #10:

By: Mrs. Letha Casper

My guess is I have onstalled nothing. It appeared when the auto- update occured, as indicated by question.

Answer #11:

By: Anita Heaney

So, actually, you haven’t a clue or any knowledge of Apple’s recent update. Thx.

Answer #12:

By: Pauline Streich

Similar... yes.

Answer #13:

By: Mr. Matteo Ferry V

This is related to a Safari 14.1 update. You can see more about it here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252705424 . The short but unliked answer/workaround is to use another browser until apple issues another update. Several alternatives are presented in the above thread.

Answer #14:

By: Dr. Carmela O'Reilly

Thank you so much! I will go from here.

Answer #15:

By: Mr. Cletus Brakus II

The update is not the cause of your problems. It is sound and work quite well for millions of other users.



As stated 2x before please do the following.'



Please navigate to www.Etrecheck.com and download the free version of EtreCheck. Once you have you downloaded the app and installed it, please run the report and save it. This report will help us get a good idea what has been installed on your system and help us be able to diagnose what may be wrong.



When you have your report, you can attach it when you reply to this message and we can then review it and help you determine what is needed to get your system running well again. 



For instructions on how to download your EtreCheck report and attach it to your reply to this message please click https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-250000211



Otherwise there is nothing to we can do to help you as you are not providing us with anything useful.

Answer #16:

By: Ellen Bartell

According to other users w/ same prob, you are incorrect.

Answer #17:

By: Mr. Buck O'Conner

That other user may have had another experience. Please run EtreCheck and post the report as me and others have said.



Cheers,



Jack

Answer #18:

By: Edwina Fahey I

Well good luck then, you seemed determined to not want help, so I'm happy to oblige.