Tune up your Mac here

Version 12
Last Modified: Jul 21, 2013 4:04 AM

Welcome to my User Tip.

 

 

One of our regulars here created a nifty little program to give us more experienced users a insight into your Mac and what's going on with it.

 

What you do is  run this little program and paste the results to a   forum post and ask others to assist.

 

The program will strip out personal data, but look it over to make sure anyway.

 

10.8 users may have to head to System Preferences > Security > General and "Allow Downloads from Anywhere" temporarily to accept software from the web or they can hold Control key or right clicking on the Etresoft software to run it.

 

It doens't need to be installed or uses the Admin password, so you can delete it afterwards if you wish by dragging it to the Trash can.

 

 

http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

 

 

Here is a sample output

 

Hardware Information:

          27" iMac (Mid 2010)

          27" iMac with widescreen LED display, introduced mid 2010.

          iMac - model: iMac11,3

          1 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 4 cores

          12 GB RAM

 

Video Information:

          ATI Radeon HD 5750 - VRAM: 1024 MB

 

Startup Items:

          HWNetMgr - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWNetMgr

          HWPortDetect - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWPortDetect

          StartOuc - Path: /Library/StartupItems/StartOuc

 

System Software:

          OS X 10.8.3 (12D78) - Uptime: 5 days 13:51

 

Disk Information:

          WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A0 disk0 : (1 TB)

                    disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                    Lakshmi (disk0s2) /: 999.35 GB (584.66 GB free)

                    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

 

          OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H 

USB Information:

          Apple Inc. iPhone

          Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

          Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

          Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

          LaCie LaCie Hard Drive USB

          Brother QL-570

          Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

          Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

 

FireWire Information:

 

Thunderbolt Information:

 

Kernel Extensions:

 

Problem System Launch Daemons:

 

Problem System Launch Agents:

 

Launch Daemons:

                 [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

                 [loaded] com.barebones.textwrangler.plist

                 [loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist

                 [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

 

Launch Agents:

 

User Launch Agents:

 

User Login Items:

          iTunesHelper

 

3rd Party Preference Panes:

          Flash Player

          Flip4Mac WMV

 

Internet Plug-ins:

          Flash Player.plugin

          FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

          Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

          GarminGpsControl.plugin

          iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

          JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

          net.juniper.DSSafariExtensions.plugin

          OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin.plugin

          QuickTime Plugin.plugin

          SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

          Silverlight.plugin

 

User Internet Plug-ins:

 

Bad Fonts:

          None

 

Top Processes by CPU:

              11%          screensharingd

               6%          mds

               3%          WindowServer

               1%          EtreCheck

               0%          warmd

               0%          ouc

               0%          SystemUIServer

               0%          mDNSResponder

               0%          imagent

 

Top Processes by Memory:

          221 MB          mds

          197 MB          Safari

          147 MB          coreservicesd

          140 MB          Finder

          123 MB          WindowServer

          74 MB          CVMCompiler

          74 MB          Dock

          61 MB          screensharingd

          61 MB          Dropbox

          49 MB          CalendarAgent

 

Virtual Memory Statistics

          Free:                    8.07 GB

          Active:                 2.18 GB

          Inactive:               679 MB

          Wired:                  1.09 GB

          Page-ins:              3.95 GB

          Page-outs:          0 B

 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

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