Tune up your Mac here

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.






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:



3rd Party Preference Panes:

          Flash Player

          Flip4Mac WMV


Internet Plug-ins:

          Flash Player.plugin


          Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin






          QuickTime Plugin.plugin




User Internet Plug-ins:


Bad Fonts:



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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