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SLOW MACBOOK PRO & Involuntary Restart

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Apr 24, 2013 6:12 PM

My Mac Book Pro shut off & Restart on it's own. @ Times Very sluggish & slow. I'm thinking a Virus of some kind. Any Idea or Real Software to clean it up?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • MonsterRayn Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to Iceberg)

    The likelihood of it being a virus are minimal in my experience. You could try Intego's VirusBarrier, or BitDefender for Mac.

     

    That said, there's likely usually something else going on. Have you checked how much free hard disk space you have? If you're down to 1GB or less, usable, that's going to muck things up considerably. That's one of the most common things. Also, having a significant amount of cache on your system. Clearing that out, at least once a year is a good thing.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,390 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to Iceberg)

    You don't have a virus and you don't need any kind of "anti-virus" software. What exactly happems when it restarts by itself?

  • Ioan007 Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2013 11:36 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Surprised you just didn't say to take it to the store?

     

    @iceberg - what are the symtoms of the restart? i.e. does it randomly just shut down (or restart) or does it happen after you do certain steps?

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