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woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there!

 

My Macbook Pro 2011 slowed down drastically after the Mountain Lion installation (it wasn't a clean installation... just updated it straight, from Snow Leopard). I just heard about the combo update http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581 so was wondering if this will fix the issue or it's no point since I'm already using 10.8.2... Btw, when I installed Mountain Lion the version I got was 10.8.2...

 

Just wondering...

 

Thanks!!


Logic Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    You could try it. It may fix something if the something was modified in the update.

    However, the something may be incompatible third-party software. 

  • woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!

     

    I'll just check it out and see... Just that my boot up speed is over one minute and it really bugs me... Sometimes extends up to 1.5-2 minutes... So you think a 3rd party software might be the culprit?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    It could be as you suspect, something just didn't go right in the install. The combo may fix it, or you may have to reinstall completely.

     

    If you've ever installed anything that purports to help your Mac, that's likely the culprit.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    How many items do you have in your System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items?

  • woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

    Reinstalling the whole OS again is what I dread to do!!

  • woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

    Zero items... I don't have any login apps...

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    Well, that was worth a shot. Other than that, do you have any AV software installed? Or any other "cleaning" type of apps?

  • woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

    I have MPlayerX, VLC, Rip, Smart Converter and then Sophos (this is the virus guard)... Any of these?

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    If you uninstall Sophos, does the performance improve? The other two (Rip, Smart Converter) seem to be rippers? I don't know if they can cause a problem or not. I'd try uninstalling Sophos - are you running Windows? If not, why do you feel you need Sophos? Since there are no viruses currently for Mac, the guard seems to be a bit superfluous.

  • woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

    Gotta try and uninstall Sophos and see... The thing is my office uses windows so I transfer files between the computers occasionally... Don't want any viruses carried via the flash drives, even though they don't affect my Mac.. Yes those others are rippers... I don't run Windows, btw...

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    I'd try the Sophos; after that, I'd try the rippers - we aren't really allowed to discuss anything that has to do with circumventing DRM/copyright issues, so depending on what you use those for, we might not be able to help troubleshooting those. Couldn't you scan your flash drives on the office Windows machine before you take them home?

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,167 points)
  • woofmatix Level 1 (0 points)

    I uninstalled Sophos and the rippers... Now the machines seems to be a bit faster... but only after the boot up... The bootup is still sluggish... takes over a minute...

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    1) Did you uninstall using Sophos' uninstaller? Just wondering if there is something still arround.

     

    2) What is slow about the bootup? Is it stuck on the gray screen for a while, or is it slow loading up all the programs that were left open when you restarted?

     

    3) You might try ClamXAV for scanning those files you transfer. It can just sit there and not do anything until you want to scan those files with it. However, you might be able to set up Sophos to not be so intrusive, also.

    Thomas has a lot of good advice, here: Mac Malware Guide

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