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My new Macbook pro seems "glitchy".

193 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 17, 2013 5:39 PM by Deborah Terreson RSS
Bob Pal Calculating status...
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My Macbook seems "glitchy".  All browsers (safari and chrome) run slow.  It's a fairly new one that I bought in June 2013.  I do not run any anti virus software and am wondering whether I should be.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), slow performance
  • Deborah Terreson Level 3 Level 3 (940 points)
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    Dec 17, 2013 5:39 PM (in response to Bob Pal)

    AV software is not really necessary as the OSX is all firewall. I have found that things like Norton slow the system considerably so have always given them a wide berth.

     

    What I find with my system running slow is that I usually have a whole bunch of apps still running, so try quitting everything but the browsers and see what that gets. Also, there are a lot of Flash-enabled websites that just run clunky no matter what. In fact, they seem to be increasing out there..

     

    I have a MacPro and USAToday's site stops my browser - all of them actually - in their tracks. You may be experiencing Flash-related security issues - part of why Apple and Adobe got a bit spiky with each other a few years back, is that Flash tries to grab onto too many system resources.

     

    Go to the adobe site directly and get the latest Flash update (11.9) and see if that works.

     

    Also, some of the Chrome plug-ins like Adblock and NotScript go a long way to trimming out the junk that afflicts the more mainstream poorly-coded commercial websites.

     

    Good luck!

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