On Monday, my various Mac widgets (Accuweather, currency converter) etc stopped been updating. They do not connect to the internet. I also have the problem that if I go to Network Preferences, I get stuck in an endless loop with a drop down box which can only be broken out of by quick mouse moves (thanks to advice on another site, so this is a known problem). I also cannot not connect to Apple software updates. So my machine is mot functioning as it was on Sunday. Finally, the connection to the internet from Parallels has stopped working, whereas it did before.
On Monday I installed the latest Security Update from Apple. This may be the problem. I am still running Tiger 10.4.11 for VPN reasons back home, but the above problems occcur without any firewall or VPN activated. I have a MacBook 2GHz Intel Core Duo.
Here are the updates I did:
2008-09-29 16:21:04 +0200: Installed "MacBook EFI Firmware Update" (1.1)
2008-09-29 16:21:18 +0200: Installed "Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 7" (1.0)
2008-09-29 16:21:45 +0200: Installed "QuickTime" (7.5.5)
2008-09-29 16:26:19 +0200: Installed "iTunes" (8.0)
2008-09-29 16:29:25 +0200: Installed "Security Update 2008-006 (Intel)" (1.0)
Thanks for any help