4 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2013 10:13 PM by Linc Davis
ComradeVladimir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

It started close to a week ago.  It will work normally for like an hour or so, then it randomly starts lagging.  Every time I try to click something, the beach ball of death appears for 30 or so seconds, everything that I have open just STOPS working and stops responding.  This will happen for maybe 15-30 minutes, then it will return to normal, then it'll go back to being laggy.

- I haven't used more than 1/4 of the hardrive space, so its not short on space.

- I've used disk utlity, and the SMART status said Verified, so my hardrive seems to be OK.

- I've used repair disk permissions from Disk Utlity, an everything came out fine.

- I've cleaned out all my caches with CCleaner, it took out 9gb of ****.  This helped for like 15 minutes, then it went back to being really ******* laggy.

 

This has been ******* me off to the point in which I don't use my laptop because I can barely do anything for more than 30 minutes without it lagging. .

 

I/m thinking of just reinstalling Mountain Lion.  My qquestion with that is, if I partition my external hardrive between my backup data files and the new OSX, will I lose my files from the other partition when I reinstall mountain lion?  Will it wipe the whole external hardrive?

 

What do you think is wrong with my mac?  What other ways could I try and fix the problem?

 

My macbook is a late 2011 15 inch pro.  I bought it in September 2012 at my school, fresh in the box, no reburishing.

 

I didn't put any programs on in the past week that would have caused this.

Its ******* me off.

 

 

**** IT TOOK ME MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME TO TYPE THIS BECAUSE OF THE ******* LAG


MacBook Pro, iOS 6.1.4, M
  • 1. Re: Why is my macbook so laggy all of a sudden?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 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.

     

    • Reset the System Management Controller.
    • 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.
    • Check your keychains in Keychain Access for excessively duplicated items.

     

    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.

  • 2. Re: Why is my macbook so laggy all of a sudden?
    Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,575 points)

    How large is you HD and how much space do you have left?

     

    How much RAM do you have?

     

    Troubleshoot the spinning beach ball

     

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    User Tip:  Why is my computer slow?

     

    What to do when your computer is too slow

     

    Speeding up your Mac

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 3. Re: Why is my macbook so laggy all of a sudden?
    ComradeVladimir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Top CPU Usage Process: It alternates between WindowServer (2-4%) and kernel_task (1-3%).

    % User:  0.63-0.87%.

    % System:  1%

    % idle:  98%

     

    Page Outs:  0 bytes

    Swap used:  0 bytes

    Reads in/sec:  0

    Write outs/sec:  0

     

    Console Logs

    1. 2013-05-05 12:14:21.189 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670800]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/Users/***********/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Webpage Previews/.6A6737556AB984A2AA6A8598077F2442.jpeg-2fpU", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    2. 2013-05-05 12:14:27.898 AM mdworker[312]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    3. 2013-05-05 12:14:28.037 AM mdworker[309]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    4. 2013-05-05 12:14:28.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(320) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    5. 2013-05-05 12:14:28.474 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670600]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C/com.apple.Launch Services-0360.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    6. 2013-05-05 12:14:28.594 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670400]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    7. 2013-05-05 12:14:31.160 AM sandboxd[320]: ([312]) mdworker(312) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    8. 2013-05-05 12:14:31.167 AM sandboxd[320]: ([309]) mdworker(309) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    9. 2013-05-05 12:14:36.237 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670500]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/Users/***********/Library/Caches/.dat012d.000", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    10. 2013-05-05 12:14:38.483 AM sandboxd[320]: ([330]) QuickLookSatelli(330) deny file-read-data /Users/***********/Music/library/iTunes Library.itl
    11. 2013-05-05 12:14:38.492 AM sandboxd[320]: ([330]) QuickLookSatelli(330) deny file-read-data /Users/***********/Music/library/iTunes Library.itl
    12. 2013-05-05 12:14:38.501 AM sandboxd[320]: ([330]) QuickLookSatelli(330) deny file-read-data /Users/***********/Music/library/iTunes Library.itl
    13. 2013-05-05 12:14:38.592 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670600]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    14. 2013-05-05 12:14:50.208 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670300]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C/com.apple.Launch Services-0360.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    15. 2013-05-05 12:15:04.827 AM sandboxd[337]: ([336]) mdworker(336) deny file-read-data /Library/Filesystems/NetFSPlugins (pre-ls-info fstype:mtmfs fsflag:4100009 flags:200000056 diag:0 uti:com.apple.application-bundle plugin:/Library/Spotlight/Application.mdimporter - find suspect file using: sudo mdutil -t 72057606943403636)
    16. 2013-05-05 12:15:04.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(337) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    17. 2013-05-05 12:15:04.831 AM sandboxd[337]: ([336]) mdworker(336) deny file-read-data /Library/Filesystems/NetFSPlugins (pre-ls-info fstype:mtmfs fsflag:4100009 flags:200000056 diag:0 uti:com.apple.application-bundle plugin:/Library/Spotlight/Application.mdimporter - find suspect file using: sudo mdutil -t 72057606943403636)
    18. 2013-05-05 12:15:08.963 AM mdworker[341]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    19. 2013-05-05 12:15:08.967 AM mdworker[340]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    20. 2013-05-05 12:15:09.398 AM sandboxd[337]: ([341]) mdworker(341) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    21. 2013-05-05 12:15:09.529 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670900]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    22. 2013-05-05 12:15:09.702 AM sandboxd[337]: ([340]) mdworker(340) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    23. 2013-05-05 12:15:15.253 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670b00]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C/com.apple.Launch Services-0360.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    24. 2013-05-05 12:15:38.062 AM WebProcess[318]: objc[318]: Object 0x7f8ca1c1cb20 of class NSUserDefaults autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
    25. 2013-05-05 12:15:38.069 AM WebProcess[318]: objc[318]: Object 0x7f8ca1c1cb20 of class NSUserDefaults autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
    26. 2013-05-05 12:16:10.392 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670300]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    27. 2013-05-05 12:16:10.399 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670700]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C/com.apple.Launch Services-0360.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    28. 2013-05-05 12:16:38.000 AM kernel[0]: nspace-handler-unblock: did not find token 353
    29. 2013-05-05 12:16:58.412 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670a00]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.WebPro cess+com.apple.Safari/mds/mdsObject.db_", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    30. 2013-05-05 12:16:58.414 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670800]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.WebPro cess+com.apple.Safari/mds/mdsDirectory.db_", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    31. 2013-05-05 12:17:10.480 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670800]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    32. 2013-05-05 12:17:16.556 AM WebProcess[351]: objc[351]: Object 0x7ffd5141cb40 of class NSUserDefaults autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
    33. 2013-05-05 12:17:16.564 AM WebProcess[351]: objc[351]: Object 0x7ffd5141cb40 of class NSUserDefaults autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
    34. 2013-05-05 12:17:52.080 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670251]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/AdobeReader/..namedfork/rsrc", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    35. 2013-05-05 12:17:52.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(357) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    36. 2013-05-05 12:17:52.619 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670400]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    37. 2013-05-05 12:17:52.784 AM sandboxd[357]: ([356]) QuickLookSatelli(356) deny file-read-data /Users/***********/Music/library/iTunes Library.itl
    38. 2013-05-05 12:17:53.681 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670281]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/System/Library/Components/AUSpeechSynthesis.component/Contents/MacOS/AUS peechSynthesis/..namedfork/rsrc", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    39. 2013-05-05 12:17:53.842 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[006702d0]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/Users/***********/Downloads/BetterTouchTool.app/Contents/Resources/getba tterystate.scpt/..namedfork/rsrc", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    40. 2013-05-05 12:17:53.844 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[006701d1]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/Users/***********/Downloads/BetterTouchTool.app/Contents/Resources/getba tterystate.scpt/..namedfork/rsrc", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    41. 2013-05-05 12:19:32.182 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670a00]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    42. 2013-05-05 12:20:32.581 AM mdworker[371]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    43. 2013-05-05 12:20:32.585 AM mdworker[370]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
    44. 2013-05-05 12:20:32.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(372) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
    45. 2013-05-05 12:20:32.668 AM sandboxd[372]: ([371]) mdworker(371) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    46. 2013-05-05 12:20:32.676 AM sandboxd[372]: ([370]) mdworker(370) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
    47. 2013-05-05 12:20:33.143 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670600]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C/com.apple.Launch Services-0360.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    48. 2013-05-05 12:20:33.145 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670700]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    49. 2013-05-05 12:21:54.420 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670700]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"
    50. 2013-05-05 12:22:28.264 AM esets_daemon[103]: summ[00670300]: vdb=13754, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/bt/bjdndm1d4cvgnfcdnwncmdgc0000gn/C/com.apple.Launch Services-036501.csstore~", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned", hop="accepted"

     

    ******It was not lagging when I got this information above.

    RAM:  4 gb

    Hard Drive:  750gb, used 178gb.

  • 4. Re: Why is my macbook so laggy all of a sudden?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    Uninstall ESET by following the instructions on this page:

       
        
    If you have a different version of the product, the procedure may be different. Back up all data before making any changes.