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psmadden Calculating status...
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Jan 22, 2014 11:12 AM

Like many others, my MBP has slowed considerably since installing Mavericks. Before the install, it was a screaming machine, meaning, it was fast. I run Clean My Mac and MacKeeper regularly, but nothing is helping. I've emptied my cache in Chrome (the only browswer I use). Still nothing. I found a post here about running a program called EtreCheck, which I've done. Below are the results. Can anyone tell me if there are things listed that need to be fixed/deleted/updated/etc.? I would so appreciate it.

 

 

Hardware Information:

          MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)

          MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro5,4

          1 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

          4 GB RAM

 

Video Information:

          NVIDIA GeForce 9400M - VRAM: 256 MB

 

System Software:

          OS X 10.9.1 (13B42) - Uptime: 0 days 0:58:2

 

Disk Information:

          FUJITSU MJA2250BH FFS G1 disk0 : (250.06 GB)

                    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                    disk0s2 (disk0s2) <not mounted>: 249.2 GB

                    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

 

          MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-868 

 

USB Information:

          Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

 

          Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

 

          Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

 

          Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

 

          Logitech Trackball

 

          Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

                    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

 

FireWire Information:

 

Thunderbolt Information:

 

Kernel Extensions:

 

Startup Items:

          ArcanaStartupSound: Path: /Library/StartupItems/ArcanaStartupSound

 

Problem System Launch Daemons:

 

Problem System Launch Agents:

 

Launch Daemons:

          [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2.Agent.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.rim.BBDaemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.sonycorporation.BloggieInstallerAgent.plist 3rd-Party support link

 

Launch Agents:

          [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.hp.help.tocgenerator.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.rim.BBLaunchAgent.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.sony.BloggieSoftware.AutoRun.plist 3rd-Party support link

 

User Launch Agents:

          [loaded] .data3f5.000 (hidden)

                    osascript -e tell application "Folder Actions Dispatcher" to tick

          [loaded] com.facebook.videochat.[redacted].plist 3rd-Party support link

          [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.helperTool.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.trashSizeWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.diskSpaceWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.scheduledScan.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.trashWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [failed] com.wondershare.mobilegodaemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist 3rd-Party support link

          [loaded] ws.agile.1PasswordAgent.plist 3rd-Party support link

 

User Login Items:

          iAntiVirus

 

Internet Plug-ins:

          DirectorShockwave: Version: 11.5.6r606 3rd-Party support link

          o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 5.1.2.17113 3rd-Party support link

          Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 7.1 3rd-Party support link

          Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9

          Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 2.3.8.1 3rd-Party support link

          AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin1016264: Version: Unknown

          OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: Version: 12.2.0 3rd-Party support link

          Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20125.0 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

          FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 11.9.900.170 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

          Flash Player: Version: 11.9.900.170 - SDK 10.6 Outdated! Update

          iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0

          googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 5.1.2.17113 3rd-Party support link

          npgtpo3dautoplugin: Version: 0.1.44.29 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

          QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3

          CouponPrinter-FireFox_v2: Version: 1.1.10 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

          SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

          JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.9.0 - SDK 10.7 Outdated! Update

 

Audio Plug-ins:

          BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9

          AirPlay: Version: 1.9 - SDK 10.9

          AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0 - SDK 10.9

          iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9

 

User Internet Plug-ins:

          Move-Media-Player: Version: npmnqmp 071505000006 3rd-Party support link

 

3rd Party Preference Panes:

          Flash Player  3rd-Party support link

          Growl  3rd-Party support link

          ArcanaStartupSound  3rd-Party support link

 

Bad Fonts:

          None

 

Old Applications:

          /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0

                    Microsoft Error Reporting:          Version: 2.2.8 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Ship Asserts:          Version: 1.1.3 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link

          Solver:          Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Add-Ins/Solver.app

          SLLauncher:          Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight/OutOfBrowser/SLLauncher.app

          /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office

                    Open XML for Excel:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Office Setup Assistant:          Version: 14.2.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Alerts Daemon:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    SyncServicesAgent:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Database Daemon:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Graph:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Database Utility:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Office Reminders:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Upload Center:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    My Day:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Chart Converter:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Clip Gallery:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

          /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011

                    Microsoft PowerPoint:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Excel:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Outlook:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Word:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    Microsoft Document Connection:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

          Microsoft Language Register:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Additional Tools/Microsoft Language Register/Microsoft Language Register.app

          Wondershare Helper Compact:          Version: 2.2.5.6 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

                    /Applications/Wondershare Helper Compact/Wondershare Helper Compact.app

          Microsoft AutoUpdate:          Version: 2.3.6 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link

                    /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app

 

Time Machine:

          Skip System Files: NO

          Auto backup: YES

          Time Machine not configured!

 

Top Processes by CPU:

               4%          WindowServer

               2%          EtreCheck

               1%          Google Chrome

               1%          Adobe Photoshop Elements

               1%          coreservicesd

 

Top Processes by Memory:

          172 MB          Google Chrome

          139 MB          com.apple.IconServicesAgent

          119 MB          Finder

          106 MB          Adobe Photoshop Elements

          74 MB          WindowServer

 

Virtual Memory Information:

          213 MB          Free RAM

          1.70 GB          Active RAM

          1.39 GB          Inactive RAM

          453 MB          Wired RAM

          725 MB          Page-ins

          0 B          Page-outs

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53 GHz), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), Using Chrome Browser
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,830 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 11:22 AM (in response to psmadden)

    I would un-install CleanMyMac and definitely un-install MacKeeper.

     

    Myth of the Dirty Mac

     

    CleanMyMac - Uninstall

     

    CleanMyMac2 Un-install

     

    MacKeeper – Do Not Install

     

    MacKeeper – Do Not Install (2)        See  SDW2001’s post

     

    MacKeeper – Do Not Install (3)


    I would also un-install iAntiVirus. It isn't up dated enough to do much good.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,070 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 11:21 AM (in response to psmadden)

    The first thing to do is get rid of CleanMyMac2.  It's considered malware around here.  Same goes for MacKeeper.  Also get rid of iAntiVirus.  It's not needed with OS X and anti virus software is known to slow down Macs.

     

    Find Any File is a good tool to locate all files with CleanMyMac in the file name in order to remove if there's no uninstaller available.  

     

    OT

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,830 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 11:32 AM (in response to psmadden)

    For the most part, the Mac OS pretty well takes care of itself. Using 'clean up' programs can cause a disaster because occasionally the programs will delete files that should not be deleted and totally corrupt the system.

  • arthur Level 4 Level 4 (3,905 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 4:26 PM (in response to psmadden)

    You may have to do a clean install. MacKeeper and CleanMyMac can damage your OS beyond repair.

    More RAM may help. 4GB is really a minimum for Mavericks.

    Also the Google Keystone agent is a frequent flyer on this discussion for slowing things down with its excessive phoning home.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,555 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 5:15 PM (in response to psmadden)
    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It changes nothing, for better or worse, and therefore will not, in itself, solve your problem.
        
    If you don't already have a current backup, back up all data before doing anything else. The backup is necessary on general principle, not because of anything in the test procedure. There are ways to back up a computer that isn't fully functional. Ask if you need guidance.
       
    Below are instructions to run a UNIX shell script, a type of program. All it does is to gather information about the state of your computer. That information goes nowhere unless you choose to share it on this page. However, you should be cautious about running a program at the instance of a stranger on a public message board. If you have doubts, search this site for other discussions in which this procedure has been followed without any report of ill effects. If you can't satisfy yourself that the instructions are safe, don't follow them.

    Here's a summary of what you need to do: Copy a line of text from this web page into the window of another application. Wait about a minute. Then paste some other text, which will have been copied automatically, back into a reply on this page. The sequence is: copy, paste, wait, paste again. Details follow.

    You may have started the computer in "safe" mode. Preferably, these steps should be taken in “normal” mode. If the system is now in safe mode and works well enough in normal mode to run the test, restart as usual. If you can only test in safe mode, do that.

    If you have more than one user, and the one affected by the problem is not an administrator, then please run the test twice: once while logged in as the affected user, and once as an administrator. The results may be different. The user that is created automatically on a new computer when you start it for the first time is an administrator. If you can't log in as an administrator, test as the affected user. Most personal Macs have only one user, and in that case this paragraph doesn’t apply.

    The script is a single long line, all of which must be selected. You can accomplish this easily by triple-clicking  anywhere in the line. The whole line will highlight, though you may not see all of it in your browser, and you can then copy it. If you try to select the line by dragging across the part you can see, you won't get all of it.

    Triple-click anywhere in the line of text below on this page to select it:

    clear; Fb='%s\n\t(%s)\n'; Fm='\n%s:\n\n%s\n'; Fs='\n%s: %s\n'; Fu='user %s%%, system %s%%'; PB="/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c Print"; A () { [[ a -eq 0 ]]; }; R () { o=; [[ r -eq 0 ]]; }; Pm () { [[ "$o" ]] && o=`sed 's/^ */   /' <<< "$o"` && printf "$Fm" "$1" "$o"; }; Pc () { o=`egrep -v '^[[:blank:]]*($|#)' "$2"`; Pm "$1"; }; Pp () { o=`$PB "$2" | awk -F'= ' \/$3'/{print $2}'`; Pm "$1"; }; Ps () { o="${o##+( )}"; [[ ! "$o" =~ ^0?$ ]] && printf "$Fs" "$1" "$o"; }; id | grep -qw '80(admin)'; a=$?; A && sudo true; r=$?; t=`date +%s`; clear; { A || echo $'No admin access\n'; A && ! R && echo $'No root access\n'; system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType | sed '8!d;s/^ *//'; o=`system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | awk '/Mem/{print $2}'`; o=$((o<4?o:0)); Ps "Memory (GB)"; o=`system_profiler SPDiagnosticsDataType | sed '5,6!d'`; [[ "$o" =~ Pass ]] || Pm "POST"; o=`pmset -g therm | sed 's/^.*CP/CP/'`; egrep -q 'No th|pms' <<< "$o" && o=; Pm "Thermal conditions"; o=`pmset -g sysload | grep -v :`; grep -q '= [^GO]' <<< "$o" || o=; Pm "System load advisory"; o=`nvram boot-args | awk '{$1=""; print}'`; Ps "boot-args"; d=(/ ""); D=(System User); for i in 0 1; do o=`cd ${d[$i]}L*/L*/Dia* && ls | grep -v 'ag$' | tail | awk -F_ '{$NF=a[split($NF,a,".")]; print}'`; Pm "${D[$i]} diagnostics"; done; o=`syslog -F bsd -k Sender kernel -k Message CReq 'GPU |hfs: Ru|I/O e|n Cause: -|NVDA\(|pagin|SATA W|ssert|timed? ?o' | tail -n25 | awk '/:/{$4=""; $5=""; print}'`; Pm "Kernel messages"; o=`df -m / | awk 'NR==2 {print $4}'`; o=$((o<5120?o:0)); Ps "Free space (MiB)"; o=$(($(vm_stat | awk '/eo/{sub("\\.",""); print $2}')/256)); o=$((o>=1024?o:0)); Ps "Pageouts (MiB)"; s=( `sar -u 1 10 | sed '$!d'` ); [[ s[4] -lt 85 ]] && o=`printf "$Fu" ${s[1]} ${s[3]}` || o=; Ps "Total CPU usage" && { s=(`ps acrx -o comm,ruid,%cpu | sed '2!d'`); o=${s[2]}%; Ps "CPU usage by process \"$s\" with UID ${s[1]}"; }; s=(`top -R -l1 -n1 -o prt -stats command,uid,prt | sed '$!d'`); s[2]=${s[2]%[+-]}; o=$((s[2]>=25000?s[2]:0)); Ps "Mach ports used by process \"$s\" with UID ${s[1]}"; o=`kextstat -kl | grep -v com\\.apple | cut -c53- | cut -d\< -f1`; Pm "Loaded extrinsic kernel extensions"; R && o=`sudo launchctl list | sed 1d | awk '!/0x|com\.(apple|openssh|vix\.cron)|org\.(amav|apac|calendarse|cups|dove|isc|ntp|post[fg]|x)/{print $3}'`; Pm "Extrinsic system jobs"; o=`launchctl list | sed 1d | awk '!/0x|com\.apple|org\.(x|openbsd)|\.[0-9]+$/{print $3}'`; Pm "Extrinsic agents"; for d in {/,}L*/{La,Priv,Sta}*; do o=`find "$d" -type f -exec sh -c 'file -b "$1" | egrep -q "XML|bin|exec"' {} {} \; -print`; Pm "$d"; done; o=`find -L /S*/L*/E* {/,}L*/{A*d,Compon,Ex,In,Keyb,Mail,P*P,Qu,Scripti,Servi,Spo}* -type d -name Contents -prune | while read d; do ID=$($PB\ :CFBundleIdentifier "$d/Info.plist") || ID="No bundle ID"; egrep -qv "^com\.apple\.[^x]|Accusys|ArcMSR|ATTO|HDPro|HighPoint|driver\.stex|hp-fax|\.hpio|JMicron|microsoft\.MDI|print|SoftRAID" <<< $ID && printf "$Fb" "${d%/Contents}" "$ID"; done`; Pm "Extrinsic loadable bundles"; o=`find /u*/{,*/}lib -type f -exec sh -c 'file -b "$1" | grep -qw shared && ! codesign -v "$1"' {} {} \; -print`; Pm "Unsigned shared libraries"; o=`launchctl getenv DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES`; Pm "Inserted libraries"; o=`find {,/u*/lo*}/e*/periodic -type f -mtime -10d`; Pm "Modified periodic scripts"; o=`scutil --proxy | grep Prox`; Pm "Proxies"; o=`scutil --dns | awk '/r\[0\] /{if ($NF !~ /^1(0|72\.(1[6-9]|2[0-9]|3[0-1])|92\.168)\./) print $NF; exit}'`; Ps "DNS"; R && o=`sudo profiles -P | grep :`; Pm "Profiles"; for f in fstab sysctl.conf crontab launchd.conf; do Pc $f /etc/$f; done; Pc "hosts" <(grep -v 'host *$' /etc/hosts); Pc "User launchd" ~/.launchd; R && Pc "Root crontab" <(sudo crontab -l); Pc "User crontab" <(crontab -l); R && o=`sudo defaults read com.apple.loginwindow LoginHook`; Pm "Login hook"; Pp "Global login items" /L*/P*/loginw* Path; Pp "User login items" L*/P*/*loginit* Name; Pp "Safari extensions" L*/Saf*/*/E*.plist Bundle | sed 's/\..*$//;s/-[1-9]$//'; o=`find ~ $TMPDIR.. \( -flags +sappnd,schg,uappnd,uchg -o ! -user $UID -o ! -perm -600 \) | wc -l`; Ps "Restricted user files"; cd; o=`system_profiler SPFontsDataType | egrep "Valid: N|Duplicate: Y" | wc -l`; Ps "Font problems"; o=`find L*/{Con,Pref}* -type f ! -size 0 -name *.plist ! -exec sh -c 'plutil -s "$1" >&-' {} {} \; -print`; Pm "Bad plists"; d=(Desktop L*/Keyc*); n=(20 7); for i in 0 1; do o=`find "${d[$i]}" -type f -maxdepth 1 | wc -l`; o=$((o<=n[$i]?0:o)); Ps "${d[$i]##*/} files"; done; o=$((`date +%s`-t)); Ps "Elapsed time (s)"; } 2>/dev/null | pbcopy; exit 2>&-
       
    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C.

    Launch the built-in Terminal 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 Terminal in the icon grid.

    When you launch Terminal, a text window will open with a line already in it, ending either in a dollar sign ($) or a percent sign (%). If you get the percent sign, enter “sh” and press return. You should then get a new line ending in a dollar sign.

    Click anywhere in the Terminal window and paste (command-V). The text you pasted should vanish immediately. If it doesn't, press the return key.

     

    If you're logged in as an administrator, you'll be prompted for your login password. Nothing will be displayed when you type it. You will not see the usual dots in place of typed characters. Make sure caps lock is off. Type carefully and then press return. You may get a one-time warning to be careful. If you make three failed attempts to enter the password, the test will run anyway, but it will produce less information. In most cases, the difference is not important.

    If you're not logged in as an administrator, you won't be prompted for your password. The test will still run. It just won't do anything that requires administrator rights.

    The test may take up to a few minutes to run, depending on how many files you have and the speed of the computer. A computer that's abnormally slow may take longer to run the test. There wiil be nothing in the Terminal window and no indication of progress until it's done. Wait for the line "[Process completed]" to appear. If you don't see it within half an hour or so, the test probably won't complete in a reasonable time. In that case, close the Terminal window and report your results. No harm will be done.

    When the test is complete, quit Terminal. The results will have been copied to the Clipboard automatically. They are not shown in the Terminal window. Please don't copy anything from there. All you have to do is start a reply to this comment and then paste by pressing command-V again.

    If any private information, such as your name or email address, appears in the results, anonymize it before posting. Usually that won't be necessary.

    When you post the results, you might see the message, "You have included content in your post that is not permitted." That's because the forum software falsely identifies something in the post as a violation of the terms of use. If that happens, please post the results on Pastebin, then post a link here to the page you created.

    Note: This is a public forum, and others may give you advice based on the results of the test. They speak only for themselves, and I don't necessarily agree with them.

     

    ________________________________

      
    Copyright © 2014 Linc Davis. As the sole author of this work, I reserve all rights to it except as provided in the Terms of Use of Apple Support Communities ("ASC"). Readers of ASC may copy it for their own personal use. Neither the whole nor any part may be redistributed.
  • Grant Lenahan Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 6:18 PM (in response to psmadden)

    After reading and composing in my mind, i see others have beat me to it. but let me weigh in with 3 thoughts:

     

    I run Clean My Mac and MacKeeper regularly, but nothing is helping. I've emptied my cache in Chrome (the only browswer I use).

     

    Al 3 are thought to cause problems. Chrome i dont qutie understand why, the other two are crapware.

     

    I think those are your problems.  I really like Firefox, and Safari is technically a very godo browser. I dont like the interface as well as FF.

     

    I have the exact same machine as you and 10.9 was similar to 10.6.8. Once i put in 8GB RAM and an SSD, it flies.  So you do nto have hardware issues.

     

    Grant

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,555 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 6:36 PM (in response to psmadden)

    I don't feel comfortable digging this deeply into my system. Should I go to the Genius Bar?

     

    That's one option. But if you don't feel comfortable running a shell script, which is verifiable by anyone, you should feel even less comfortable about running "etrecheck," which is not verifiable at all (not to mention the scam "utilities" which you seem willing to trust.)

  • Thehabs Calculating status...
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    Jan 22, 2014 7:07 PM (in response to psmadden)

    I'm willing to bet your RAM is maxed out.

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,120 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 7:20 PM (in response to psmadden)

    You need to update all of your third party software if there are OS X Mavericks updates that can be applied. You may need to go the third party developers' websites if there are no updates through the Mac App Store.

     

    Update all of your Web browser Internet plugins, also.

     

    Also, if you have any third party devices, like keyboards, mice, drawing tablets, hubs, card  readers, etc, you need to update the drivers for these devices to OS X Mavericks compatible versions.

     

    Also, I noted you have Blackberry software installed. This could, also, become an issue as there may not be any Mavericks updates for this software.

     

    In addition, your year and model MacBook Pro can take a total of 8 GBs of RAM, max.

    I strongly advise purchasing and installing the additional RAM needed to max. you RAM out.

    Correct and reliable Mac RAM can be purchased from online Mac RAM sources Crucial memory or OWC (macsales.com).

    OWC will have, for sure the 8 GBs RAM kit. Here's the link.

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,120 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 7:25 PM (in response to psmadden)

    Etrecheck is developed by a long time contributor to these forums named Etresoft.

    Etrecheck is a small, unobstrusive app that compiles a snapshot of your entire Mac hardware system and installed software.

    I do not why some other regular contributors have an issue with this app.

    Etresoft is not making any money from this app and it is an app that is very easy to use and works as very good diagnostic tool.

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