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BumbleBBB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  all seems fine but it is still slow ad trying my patience.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?


iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    MichelPM Level 6 Level 6 (8,075 points)

    How much RAM installed?

    Your iMac model can take up to 6 GBs of RAM.

    How Full is your hard drive?

    Do you run any antivirus software under OS X and/or any type of "crapware" like hard drive "cleaning" utilities?

    You can purchase and install reliable and correct RAM from online Mac RAM sellers Crucial memory or OWC (macsales).

  • 2. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (27,790 points)

    First, have you maximised the amount of RAM installable in the machine? You can put up to 6GB in that machine (4GB + 2GB) and I recommend you do so if you have much less.

     

    Second, how much hard drive space do you have, and how much do you use? You may just have a slow drive, and you'd be served by replacing it with a faster model or even a solid state drive if it's in your budget.

     

    I'd also experiment with installing a fresh (ie, clean, not an upgrade) system. When was the last time you've done that, if ever?

     

    Matt

  • 3. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,980 points)

    First, back up all data immediately, as your boot drive might be failing.

     

    There are a few other possible causes of generalized slow performance that you can rule out easily.

     

    • If you have many image or video files on the Desktop with preview icons, move them to another folder.
    • If applicable, uncheck all boxes in the iCloud preference pane.
    • Disconnect all non-essential wired peripherals and remove aftermarket expansion cards, if any.

     

    Otherwise, take the steps below when you notice the slowdown.

     

    Step 1

     

    Launch the Activity Monitor application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Activity Monitor in the icon grid.

     

    Select the CPU tab of the Activity Monitor window.

     

    Select All Processes from the menu in the toolbar, if not already selected.

     

    Click the heading of the % CPU column in the process table to sort the entries by CPU usage. You may have to click it twice to get the highest value at the top. What is it, and what is the process? Also post the values for % User, % System, and % Idle at the bottom of the window.

     

    Select the System Memory tab. What values are shown in the bottom part of the window for Page outs and Swap used?

     

    Next, select the Disk Activity tab. Post the approximate values shown for Reads in/sec and Writes out/sec (not Reads in and Writes out.)

     

    Step 2

     

    If you have more than one user account, you must be logged in as an administrator to carry out this step.

     

    Launch the Console application in the same way you launched Activity Monitor. Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

     

    Select the 50 or so most recent entries in the log. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V). You're looking for entries at the end of the log, not at the beginning.

     

    When posting a log extract, be selective. Don't post more than is requested.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.

    Important: Some personal information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting. That should be easy to do if your extract is not too long.

  • 4. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    BumbleBBB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help.  I have 15.72 gb available.  249. gb capacity.  maybe too full.

    i have 3 gb ram.

     

    % user   2.75

    % system 2.26

    % idle    96.52

     

    page outs  11.43 gb

    swap used  2.39 gb

     

    reads 20. kb

    written 0

     

     

    3/4/13 7:15:29.940 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:51646 to port 2223 proto=17

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    3/4/13 7:19:51.042 PM com.avast.proxy: Error reading receive buffer: read(): Connection reset by peer

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    3/4/13 7:24:38.388 PM iCal: Unexpected EOF, returning last token as fallback

    3/4/13 7:25:16.151 PM com.apple.launchd: (com.avast.account[63619]) Exited with code: 2

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    3/4/13 7:32:36.365 PM com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup

    3/4/13 7:32:37.750 PM com.apple.backupd: Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://roberta%20new;AUTH=SRP@upstairs-time-capsule.local/Data

    3/4/13 7:32:50.675 PM com.apple.backupd: Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/Data using URL: afp://roberta%20new;AUTH=SRP@upstairs-time-capsule.local/Data

    3/4/13 7:32:50.000 PM kernel: AFP_VFS afpfs_mount: /Volumes/Data, pid 63632

    3/4/13 7:32:51.873 PM mds: ERROR: _MDSChannelInitForAFP: AFPSendSpotLightRPC failed -1

    3/4/13 7:32:58.195 PM com.apple.backupd: QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    3/4/13 7:33:01.345 PM com.apple.backupd: Disk image /Volumes/Data/ Mac Pro (3).sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    3/4/13 7:33:03.334 PM com.apple.backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

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    3/4/13 7:33:36.079 PM com.apple.backupd: 1.47 GB required (including padding), 2.47 TB available

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    3/4/13 7:35:21.025 PM com.apple.backupd: Copied 1527 files (217.9 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    3/4/13 7:35:21.908 PM com.apple.backupd: 1.21 GB required (including padding), 2.47 TB available

    3/4/13 7:35:29.697 PM com.apple.backupd: Copied 254 files (93 bytes) from volume Macintosh HD.

    3/4/13 7:35:30.043 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:61700 to port 2223 proto=17

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    3/4/13 7:35:32.432 PM mds: (Error) Volume: Could not find requested backup type:2 for volume

    3/4/13 7:35:32.436 PM com.apple.backupd: Starting post-backup thinning

    3/4/13 7:35:47.115 PM com.apple.backupd: Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/ Mac Pro (3)/2013-03-03-192525 (4.3 MB)

    3/4/13 7:35:47.115 PM com.apple.backupd: Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    3/4/13 7:35:48.360 PM com.apple.backupd: Backup completed successfully.

    3/4/13 7:35:48.000 PM kernel: com.avast.AvastFileShield: Unmount of /Volumes/Time Machine Backups detected: Cleaning cached entries.

    3/4/13 7:35:57.331 PM com.apple.backupd: Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    3/4/13 7:35:57.000 PM kernel: com.avast.AvastFileShield: Unmount of /Volumes/Data detected: Cleaning cached entries.

    3/4/13 7:35:57.000 PM kernel: AFP_VFS afpfs_unmount: /Volumes/Data, flags 0, pid 63667

    3/4/13 7:35:58.224 PM com.apple.backupd: Ejected Time Machine network volume.

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    3/4/13 7:39:39.570 PM iCal: Unexpected EOF, returning last token as fallback

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    3/4/13 7:53:35.000 PM kernel: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=63678[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID

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    3/4/13 7:54:38.297 PM iCal: Unexpected EOF, returning last token as fallback

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    3/4/13 8:09:38.446 PM com.avast.proxy: Error reading receive buffer: read(): Connection reset by peer

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    3/4/13 8:12:35.094 PM System Preferences: /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args (exit status 1)

    3/4/13 8:12:35.163 PM System Preferences: /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args (exit status 1)

    3/4/13 8:12:36.206 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: Found /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi

    3/4/13 8:12:36.243 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: No /System/Library/CoreServices/mach_kernel

    3/4/13 8:12:36.244 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: Found //mach_kernel

    3/4/13 8:12:36.372 PM System Preferences:            OSXCheck: disk appears to be a valid OS X disk Volume Name: Macintosh HD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.

    ContextualData: {

        ProductBuildVersion = 11G63;

        ProductCopyright = "1983-2012 Apple Inc.";

        ProductName = "Mac OS X";

        ProductVersion = "10.7.5";

        SystemFolderPath = "/System/Library/CoreServices";

        SystemVersionMajor = 10;

    }

    3/4/13 8:12:36.375 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: being checked by DiskManagement

    3/4/13 8:12:36.507 PM System Preferences:           currentBootDevice: DONE checking by DM copyDiskForBootPreference, err = 0

    3/4/13 8:12:36.510 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice found _curBootDevice: Volume Name: Macintosh HD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.

    3/4/13 8:12:36.575 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: Volume Name: Macintosh HD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.

    3/4/13 8:12:36.790 PM System Preferences: Netboot rescan time interval set to 180 seconds

    3/4/13 8:12:37.538 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x400248e20  disk4s1

    3/4/13 8:12:37.543 PM System Preferences:                      mountable disk appeared: /Volumes/LastPass for Mac OS X 1

    3/4/13 8:12:37.546 PM System Preferences:                      Disk Image found and ignored: disk4s1 /Volumes/LastPass for Mac OS X 1

    3/4/13 8:12:37.546 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x400365f40  disk1s1s2

    3/4/13 8:12:37.550 PM System Preferences:                      isCDROM: 1 isDVDROM: 0

    3/4/13 8:12:37.551 PM System Preferences:                      mountable disk appeared: /Volumes/Untitled Disc

    3/4/13 8:12:38.070 PM System Preferences:                      -> So far so good, passing disk to System Searcher.

    3/4/13 8:12:41.395 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: No boot.efi in System Folder or volume root.

    3/4/13 8:12:41.398 PM System Preferences:                      WinCheck: Not a valid windows filesystem: /Volumes/Untitled Disc

    3/4/13 8:12:41.398 PM System Preferences:                      WinCheck: Not a valid windows filesystem: /Volumes/Untitled Disc

    3/4/13 8:12:41.443 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x400324820  disk3s1

    3/4/13 8:12:41.457 PM System Preferences:                      mountable disk appeared: /Volumes/LastPass for Mac OS X

    3/4/13 8:12:41.460 PM System Preferences:                      Disk Image found and ignored: disk3s1 /Volumes/LastPass for Mac OS X

    3/4/13 8:12:41.460 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x400313ee0  disk6s2

    3/4/13 8:12:41.477 PM System Preferences:                      No mount point (Apple_HFS)

    3/4/13 8:12:41.477 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x40030ba60  disk2s1

    3/4/13 8:12:41.482 PM System Preferences:                      mountable disk appeared: /Volumes/NO NAME 2

    3/4/13 8:12:41.485 PM System Preferences:                      Disk Volume Name: NO NAME 2. Kind: DADiskRef disk2s1.

    ContextualData: {

        kSDSelectDiskOnAddIfValid = 0;

    }

    can not boot this machine, removing from list.

    3/4/13 8:12:41.486 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x400249c60  disk0s2

    3/4/13 8:12:41.490 PM System Preferences:                      mountable disk appeared: /

    3/4/13 8:12:41.492 PM System Preferences:                      -> So far so good, passing disk to System Searcher.

    3/4/13 8:12:41.494 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: Found /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi

    3/4/13 8:12:41.495 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: No /System/Library/CoreServices/mach_kernel

    3/4/13 8:12:41.495 PM System Preferences:                      OSXCheck: Found //mach_kernel

    3/4/13 8:12:41.496 PM System Preferences:            OSXCheck: disk appears to be a valid OS X disk Volume Name: Macintosh HD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.

    ContextualData: {

        ProductBuildVersion = 11G63;

        ProductCopyright = "1983-2012 Apple Inc.";

        ProductName = "Mac OS X";

        ProductVersion = "10.7.5";

        SystemFolderPath = "/System/Library/CoreServices";

        SystemVersionMajor = 10;

        kSDSelectDiskOnAddIfValid = 0;

    }

    3/4/13 8:12:41.498 PM System Preferences:

     

     

                         -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x40036abe0  disk0s3

    3/4/13 8:12:41.505 PM System Preferences:                      No mount point (Apple_Boot)

    3/4/13 8:12:41.862 PM System Preferences: Saving cache: (

        "/System/Library/CoreServices"

    )

    3/4/13 8:12:41.871 PM System Preferences: willDeauthenticate: (null)

    3/4/13 8:13:30.238 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:58520 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:13:30.461 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:58520 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:14:30.244 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:53189 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:14:30.366 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:53189 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:15:30.249 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:63634 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:15:30.270 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:63634 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:16:30.254 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:51422 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:16:30.481 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:51422 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:17:30.259 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:51277 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:17:30.386 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:51277 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:18:30.265 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:53344 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:18:30.290 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:53344 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:19:30.269 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:55842 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:19:30.502 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:55842 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:20:30.274 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:56705 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:20:30.406 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:56705 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:21:30.279 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:65293 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:21:30.310 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:65293 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:22:30.285 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:53542 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:22:30.522 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:53542 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:23:30.290 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:55978 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:23:30.426 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:55978 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:24:30.296 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:57663 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:24:30.330 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:57663 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:24:44.876 PM iCal: Unexpected EOF, returning last token as fallback

    3/4/13 8:25:16.018 PM com.apple.launchd: (com.avast.account[63779]) Exited with code: 2

    3/4/13 8:25:30.301 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:58839 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:25:30.542 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:58839 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:26:30.306 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:64005 to port 2223 proto=17

    3/4/13 8:26:30.446 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:64005 to port 2223 proto=17

  • 5. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    MichelPM Level 6 Level 6 (8,075 points)

    Completely uninstall avast antivirus.

    It is not needed and is, probably, slowing your iMac.

    If the avast software has an official uninstaller, use it to completely remove this software.

    OS X doesn't need any antivirus software.

    It does more harm than good on Mac OS X.

  • 6. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,980 points)

    Uninstall "Avast" according to the developer's instructions, after backing up all data.

     

    1. This comment applies to malicious software ("malware") that's installed unwittingly by the victim of a network attack. It does not apply to software, such as keystroke loggers, that may be installed deliberately by an intruder who has hands-on access to the victim's computer. That threat is in a different category, and there's no easy way to defend against it. If you have reason to suspect that you're the target of such an attack, you need expert help.

    2. All versions of OS X since 10.6.7 have been able to detect known Mac malware in downloaded files, and to block insecure web plugins. This feature is transparent to the user, but internally Apple calls it "XProtect." The malware recognition database is automatically checked for updates once a day; however, you shouldn't rely on it, because the attackers are always at least a day ahead of the defenders.
       
    The following caveats apply to XProtect:
    • It can be bypassed by some third-party networking software, such as BitTorrent clients and Java applets (see below.)
    • It only applies to software downloaded from the network. Software installed from a CD or other media is not checked.
    3. Starting with OS X 10.7.5, there has been another layer of built-in malware protection, designated "Gatekeeper" by Apple. By default, applications and Installer packages downloaded from the network will only run if they're digitally signed by a developer with a certificate issued by Apple. Software certified in this way hasn't actually been tested by Apple (unless it comes from the Mac App Store), but you can be reasonably sure that it hasn't been modified by anyone other than the developer. His identity is known to Apple, so he could be held legally responsible if he distributed malware. For most practical purposes, applications recognized by Gatekeeper as signed can be considered safe.
        
    Gatekeeper doesn't depend on a database of known malware. It has, however, the same limitations as XProtect, and in addition the following:
    • It can easily be disabled or overridden by the user.
    • A malware attacker could get control of a code-signing certificate under false pretenses, or could find some other way to evade Apple's controls.         
    4. Beyond XProtect and Gatekeeper, there’s no benefit, in most cases, from any other automated protection against malware. The first and best line of defense is always your own intelligence. All known malware circulating on the Internet that affects a fully-updated installation of OS X 10.6 or later takes the form of so-called "trojan horses," which can only have an effect if the victim is duped into running them. The threat therefore amounts to a battle of wits between you and the malware attacker. If you're smarter than he thinks you are, you'll win.
        
    That means, in practice, that you never use software that comes from an untrustworthy source. How do you know whether a source is trustworthy?
    • Any website that prompts you to install a “codec,” “plug-in,” "player," "extractor," or “certificate” that comes from that same site, or an unknown one, is untrustworthy.
    • A web operator who tells you that you have a “virus,” or that anything else is wrong with your computer, or that you have won a prize in a contest you never entered, is trying to commit a crime with you as the victim. (Some reputable websites did legitimately warn visitors who were infected with the "DNSChanger" malware. That exception to this rule no longer applies.)
    • Pirated copies or "cracks" of commercial software, no matter where they come from, are unsafe.
    • Software of any kind downloaded from a BitTorrent or from a Usenet binary newsgroup is unsafe.
    • Software with a corporate brand, such as Adobe Flash Player, must be downloaded directly from the developer’s website. If it comes from any other source, it's unsafe.
    5. Java on the Web (not to be confused with JavaScript, to which it's not related, despite the similarity of the names) is a weak point in the security of any system. Java is, among other things, a platform for running complex applications in a web page, on the client. That was never a good idea, and Java's developers have had a lot of trouble implementing it without also creating a portal for malware to enter. Past Java exploits are the closest thing there has ever been to a Windows-style "virus" affecting OS X. Merely loading a page with malicious Java content could be harmful. Fortunately, Java on the Web is mostly extinct. Only a few outmoded sites still use it. Try to hasten the process of extinction by avoiding those sites, if you have a choice. Forget about playing games or other inessential uses of Java.
       
    Java is not included in OS X 10.7 and later. Discrete Java installers are distributed by Apple and by Oracle (the developer of Java.) Don't use either one unless you need it. Most people don't. If Java is installed, disable it — not JavaScript — in your browsers. In Safari, this is done by unchecking the box marked Enable Java in the Security tab of the preferences dialog.
      
    Regardless of version, experience has shown that Java on the Web can't be trusted. If you must use a Java applet for a specific task, enable Java only when needed for the task and disable it immediately when done. Close all other browser windows and tabs, and don't visit any other sites while Java is active. Never enable Java on a public web page that carries third-party advertising. Use it, when necessary, only on well-known, login-protected, secure websites without ads. In Safari 6 or later, you'll see a lock icon in the address bar with the abbreviation "https" when visiting a secure site.

    Follow the above guidelines, and you’ll be as safe from malware as you can practically be. The rest of this comment concerns what you should not do to protect yourself from malware.

    6. Never install any commercial "anti-virus" or "Internet security" products for the Mac, as they all do more harm than good, if they do any good at all. If you need to be able to detect Windows malware in your files, use the free software ClamXav — nothing else.
      
    Why shouldn't you use commercial "anti-virus" products?
    • Their design is predicated on the nonexistent threat that malware may be injected at any time, anywhere in the file system. Malware is downloaded from the network; it doesn't materialize from nowhere.
    • In order to meet that nonexistent threat, the software modifies or duplicates low-level functions of the operating system, which is a waste of resources and a common cause of instability, bugs, and poor performance.
    • By modifying the operating system, the software itself may create weaknesses that could be exploited by malware attackers.
    7. ClamXav doesn't have these drawbacks. That doesn't mean it's entirely safe. It may report email messages that have "phishing" links in the body, or Windows malware in attachments, as infected files, and offer to delete or move them. Doing so will corrupt the Mail database. The messages should be deleted from within the Mail application.
        
    ClamXav is not needed, and should not be relied upon, for protection against OS X malware. It's useful only for detecting Windows malware. Windows malware can't harm you directly (unless, of course, you use Windows.) Just don't pass it on to anyone else.
        
    A Windows malware attachment in email is usually easy to recognize. The file name will often be targeted at people who aren't very bright; for example:
      
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!H0TBABEZ4U!!!!!!!.AVI♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.exe
       
    ClamXav may be able to tell you which particular virus or trojan it is, but do you care? In practice, there's seldom a reason to use ClamXav unless a network administrator requires you to run an anti-virus application.
        
    8. The greatest harm done by anti-virus software, in my opinion, is in its effect on human behavior. It does little or nothing to protect people from emerging threats, but they get a false sense of security from it, and then they may behave in ways that expose them to higher risk. Nothing can lessen the need for safe computing practices.
      
    9. It seems to be a common belief that the built-in Application Firewall acts as a barrier to infection, or prevents malware from functioning. It does neither. It blocks inbound connections to certain network services you're running, such as file sharing. It's disabled by default and you should leave it that way if you're behind a router on a private home or office network. Activate it only when you're on an untrusted network, for instance a public Wi-Fi hotspot, where you don't want to provide services. Disable any services you don't use in the Sharing preference pane. All are disabled by default.

  • 7. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    BumbleBBB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will uninstall Avast.

     

    This problem with the slowness of my imac preceded my installation of Avast.  I thought I might have a virus that was causing the problem.  I have no video files or graphics on the desktop. Thinking this was part ;of the problem, I cleaned up my desktop and put everything away or trashed it. I have no expansion cards or anything like that.  Mine is a plain vanilla mac.

     

    If i uncheck all the boxes in ICloud, will I be able to set it up again or are you suggesting I not use Icloud?

     

    What did you think about the other requested information I sent you?  Looking at it, I think my hard disk is too full.

     

    I am backed up to a Time Capsule which seems to be running well. 

     

    Anything else I can tell you?

     

    Thanks again.

  • 8. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,980 points)

    Your problem is excessive swapping of data between physical memory and virtual memory.

     

    That can happen for two reasons:

     

    • You have a long-running process with a memory leak (i.e., a bug), or
    • You don't have enough memory installed for your usage pattern.

     

    Tracking down a memory leak can be difficult, and it may come down to a process of elimination. In Activity Monitor, select All Processes from the menu in the toolbar, if not already selected. Click the heading of the  Real Mem column in the process table twice to sort the table with the highest value at the top. If you don't see that column, select

      

    View ▹ Columns ▹ Real Memory

      

    from the menu bar.

      

    If one process (excluding "kernel_task") is using much more memory than all the others, that could be an indication of a leak. A better indication would be a process that continually grabs more and more memory over time without ever releasing it.

      

    If you don't have an obvious memory leak, your options are to install more memory (if possible) or to run fewer programs simultaneously.

       

    The next suggestion is only for users familiar with the shell. For a more precise, but potentially misleading, test, run the following command: 

    sudo leaks -nocontext -nostacks process | grep total

      

    where process is the name of a process you suspect of leaking memory. Almost every process will leak some memory; the question is how much, and especially how much the leak increases with time. I can’t be more specific. See the leaks(1) man page and the Apple developer documentation for details:

     

    Memory Usage Performance Guidelines: About the Virtual Memory System

  • 9. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,725 points)

    BumbleBBB wrote:

     

    3/4/13 8:26:30.446 PM Firewall: Deny Microsoft Excel data in from 10.0.1.15:64005 to port 2223 proto=17

    This is a small thing, but you don't need to have your Firewall turned on as long as you are on a trusted network behind a router that has it's own firewall at home or work. It will slightly slow  down many processes and is obviously using some time to log all those entries.  See Do I need a firewall?.

     

    If you also have a laptop and take to a public hotspot at Starbucks or the public library, then you will need to have the firewall on.

  • 10. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    BumbleBBB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    3796 Firefox
    0.540463.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41611 PepperFlashPlayer (Chrome Plug-In Host)
    2.643267.4 MBIntel
    41447 Lightroom
    1.119163.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41603 Google Chrome Renderer
    0.3685.0 MBIntel
    41577 Google Chrome
    0.13481.0 MBIntel
    41612 Google Chrome Helper
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    41589 Google Chrome Renderer
    0.31649.7 MBIntel
    189 Finder
    0.0431.4 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41586 Google Chrome Worker
    0.0525.8 MBIntel
    4754 Mail
    0.0920.8 MBIntel (64 bit)
    46828 Activity Monitor
    2.0219.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    20664 Safari
    0.01418.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    4772 iCal
    0.0517.9 MBIntel (64 bit)
    188 SystemUIServer
    0.0316.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    46587 mdworker
    0.0313.7 MBIntel (64 bit)
    258 bzbmenu
    0.0211.8 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41509 Firefox Plugin Process (Shockwave Flash)
    0.3710.3 MBIntel (64 bit)
    19424 Firefox Plugin Process (Shockwave Flash)
    0.3229.8 MBIntel (64 bit)
    207 FileSyncAgent
    0.059.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    2982 GrowlHelperApp
    0.068.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    848 Preview
    0.037.9 MBIntel (64 bit)
    10758 Address Book
    0.037.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    187 Dock
    0.037.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    236 com.avast.helper
    0.037.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    20672 DashboardClient
    0.086.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    20667 Safari Web Content
    0.086.2 MBIntel (64 bit)
    31 loginwindow
    0.026.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41549 diskimages-helper
    0.035.9 MBIntel (64 bit)
    22023 AAM Updates Notifier
    0.035.6 MBIntel
    46826 Quick Look Helper
    0.065.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    271 Image Capture Extension
    0.034.5 MBIntel (64 bit)
    233 AirPort Base Station Agent
    0.043.7 MBIntel (64 bit)
    19869 EpsonLowInkReminderAgent
    0.043.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    226 UserEventAgent
    0.033.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    211 diskimages-helper
    0.033.6 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41505 Firefox Plugin Process (Google Talk Plugin)
    0.053.2 MBIntel
    41510 VDCAssistant
    0.043.1 MBIntel (64 bit)
    270 aosnotifyd
    0.033.0 MBIntel (64 bit)
    205 fontd
    0.023.0 MBIntel (64 bit)
    597 AppleSpell.service
    0.022.7 MBIntel (64 bit)
    41508 GoogleTalkPlugin
    0.0102.1 MBIntel
    1187 iTunes Helper
    0.031.7 MBIntel (64 bit)
    182 launchd
    0.02848 KBIntel (64 bit)
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    You can see that Firefox, which has been hanging up alot lately.  The next entry I don't understand.  I started using Chrome bec Firefox giving me problems. I have no idea what that plug in is.   I will disable it. I do use Lightroom.  Can you tell from this if I have a memory leak?

     

    I cant find out how to disable the PepperFlashPlayer plug in host.  I will work on it.  I disables Avast and will deinstall it.

     

    <Edited By Host>

  • 11. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    BumbleBBB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I realized that I uploaded my name as part of the table I sent you last.  Can I delete that post and resned the table without my name?

  • 13. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,980 points)

    Avast was still installed, at least partially, when you captured that data. As long as it is, your system will be unmaintainable.

     

    Beyond that, nothing really stands out. You might benefit from installing more memory, if that's possible for your model (it may not be.) Otherwise I have nothing to add to my last comment.

  • 14. Re: my desktop mac is 6 years old. it is very very slow.  i have cleaned up my desktop, run diagnostics.  still slow.  i use it for email and accounting.  no photos or graphics.  i have 10.7.5 installed.  is it too old to be usable?
    BumbleBBB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help  I will uninstall Avast.  My decision is to put in more memory and perhaps a larger HD.  However by then, perhaps I should buy a new computer.  Im thinking about a mini.  Thoughts about that model?

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