Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to dotv)
Very difficult to help without any specific infromaton, such as version of OS X and what is "everything?" Try resetting the SMC, do a PRAM reset and run Activity Monitor and post results of RAM use.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to dotv)
Very hard to help you with the general and limited info you have given.
How much RAM is installed in your IMac?
How full is your Mac's hard drive?
What OS X version are your running?
What is Pogo?
Is this isome kind of hard drive "cleaning" application?
Most of these types of apps are considered " crapware" and do more harm to the OS X system than what the app actually claims to do.
These types of apps and other apps like MacKeeper are to be avoided and considered harmful to your Mac.
Do you run any antivirus software on your Mac? Antivirus software can slow down and affect the normal operation of OS X.
How many applications do you run simultaneously in the background while working in another application?
Have you downloaded anything recently or earlier that could've started the issues you are experiencing on your iMac?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 8:03 PM (in response to dotv)
Unfortunately my knowledge of iMAC is nil - I bought as my PC developed a worm when ISP had problems - and wanted something secure. I even went to local college to see if they had a Apple course - and the Community Center -- I feel it has something to do with JAVA etc., as I started playing Rummikub - and first game - and suddenly it will not download and that has been two months. I have had a PC since black and white monitor days -I have deleted history - someone from Apple said to Force Quit - cleared cache - -
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 8:23 PM (in response to dotv)
If you can't carry out the instructions above, make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store. It's a free service.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 8:41 PM (in response to dotv)
I think I seen your other posting here.
Seeing that you have little to no knowledge of Apple Computers or Macs, And since you still have AppleCare, you should call to make an appointment with your local Apple Store for diagnosis and make the needed software repairs to your iMac.
When you bring your iMac in for the repair appointment, explain the best you can the symptoms you are having with your iMac.
Another thing you can do, if you so not want to lug your iMac to an Apple Store, if you live within 50 miles of an Apple Store, you can have an Apple Tech come to your home to do the diagnostic and repair of your iMac.
Also, when you initially call, ask to see if there are any series of Mac basics classes or One on One classes you can take to learn about the basics of Macs and OS X and schedule a time for yourself and learn more about your iMac and OS X.