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  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    Tom, Logmein is not harmfull, but when you do not need it, it is better to uninstall it, it uses resources. I use Logmein "host" in two remote technical computers running XP, and I have the LMI client in my macs (is just a plugin for the browser), to run only when I need to access the remotes. I propose to uninstall and when ever needed, you download the latest version and install again.

    Lex

  • vermontom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, I've been trying to figure out how to uninstall the programs you listed and I need more advice.  I did see that 3iVX had an uninstall option, so I did that, but a lot of the others didn't.  Should I use a program like AppCleaner?

    I'm not exactly sure of the best way to get rid of all the things you put on the list.  Thanks again!

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    Appcleaner is doing a better job than just dragging to the Trash, but sometimes not all really. You can do that. Do a computer restart in between sometimes.

    Afterwards you can post a new Etrecheck list after a restart, to see if there are leftovers...

    Lex

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    LexSchellings wrote:

    - Sound software: in general I expect problems from software that digs in the system too deep, that is why I installed the VLC application and threw out all the others, including divx. Never had a problem since.

    Note that Silverlight does not 'dig' into the system; it is just an Internet plug-in. Besides, as Tom mentioned it is necessary for anyone using the Netflix streaming video service to watch movies on their Mac. VLC is no substitute for that.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    I know, and also know that not every" sound" software is digging deep, otherwise I would not recommend VLC. It was a general remark about "digging deep" and not sound software alone, when you read carefully.

  • vermontom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    I tried to uninstall as much as I could.  Some applications wouldn't let me get rid of it (shapeshifter), some I thought I had removed, but it seems to still be there (trusteer) and some things like comapcpcpestart I wasn't sure if that was needed as it's connected to my apc backup shutdown battery.  But here's a new Etrecheck that I ran:

     

    Let me know what you think.  Thanks again,

    Tom

     

     

     

    Hardware Information:

              iMac (24-inch, Early 2008)

              iMac - model: iMac8,1

              1 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

              2 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

              ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro - VRAM: 256 MB

     

    Audio Plug-ins:

              BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0

              AirPlay: Version: 1.9

              AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0

              iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3

     

    Startup Items:

              comapcpcpestart - Path: /Library/StartupItems/comapcpcpestart

              MySQLCOM - Path: /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM

     

    System Software:

              OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 7:27:52

     

    Disk Information:

              ST31000524AS disk0 : (1 TB)

                        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                        Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 999.35 GB (313.76 GB free)

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

     

    USB Information:

     

              Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

     

              Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub

                        Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard

     

              Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

     

     

              Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

     

     

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Thunderbolt Information:

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              com.logmein.driver.LogMeInSoundDriver          (1.0.2)

              com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          (1.5.1)

     

    Problem System Launch Daemons:

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

     

    Launch Daemons:

              [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist

              [loaded] com.freemacsoft.appcleanerd.plist

              [loaded] com.lacie.desktopmanager.service.plist

              [not loaded] com.logmein.logmeinblanker.plist

              [loaded] com.logmein.logmeinserver.plist

              [invalid] com.rogueamoeba.hermes.plist

              [loaded] com.sonos.smbbump.plist

              [loaded] com.trusteer.rooks.rooksd.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

              [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

              [loaded] com.flipvideo.FlipShare.AutoRun.plist

              [loaded] com.lacie.eventsactions.launcher.agent.plist

              [failed] com.logmein.LMILaunchAgentFixer.plist

              [loaded] com.logmein.logmeingui.plist

              [loaded] com.logmein.logmeinguiagent.plist

              [not loaded] com.logmein.logmeinguiagentatlogin.plist

              [loaded] com.trusteer.rapport.rapportd.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [failed] com.apple.SafariBookmarksSyncer.plist

              [loaded] com.facebook.videochat.tom.plist

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist

              [failed] com.veoh.webplayer.startup.plist

     

    User Login Items:

              LMILaunchAgentFixer

              Quıcĸsıɩⅴεʀ

              SpeechSynthesisServer

              Mail

              Calendar

              AppCleaner Helper

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              APC PowerChute Personal Edition

              DivX

              Flash Player

              Flip4Mac WMV

              Logitech Control Center

              MySQL

              ShapeShifter

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              AdobePDFViewer.plugin

              ContentUploaderPlugin.plugin

              CouponPrinter-FireFox_v2.plugin

              Default Browser.plugin

              DirectorShockwave.plugin

              DivXBrowserPlugin.plugin

              Flash Player.plugin

              FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

              Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

              iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

              JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

              Mozillaplug.plugin

              QuickTime Plugin.plugin

              RealPlayer Plugin.plugin

              Silverlight.plugin

              Unity Web Player.plugin

              Veoh Plugin.plugin

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

              BrowserPlus_2.9.8.plugin

              fbplugin_1_0_3.plugin

              Move-Media-Player.plugin

              Picasa.plugin

              VeohTV2Version.plugin

     

    Bad Fonts:

              None

     

    Time Machine:

              Skip System Files: NO

              Auto backup: YES

              Volumes being backed up:

                        Macintosh HD: Disk size: 999.35 GB Disk used: 685.59 GB

              Destinations:

                        LaCie [Local] (Last used)

                        Total size: 2 TB

                        Total number of backups: 15

                        Oldest backup: 2012-06-24 01:15:17 +0000

                        Last backup: 2013-11-08 20:47:56 +0000

                        Size of backup disk: Too small

                                  Backup size 2 TB < (Disk used 685.59 GB X 3)

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

                   2%          WindowServer

                   1%          EtreCheck

                   0%          fontd

                   0%          Safari

                   0%          rapportd

                   0%          SystemUIServer

                   0%          aosnotifyd

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

              104 MB             Mail

              100 MB             Pages

              100 MB             Safari

              82 MB              mds_stores

              59 MB              WindowServer

              49 MB              com.apple.WebKit.Networking

              31 MB              Finder

              25 MB              DashboardClient

              20 MB              EtreCheck

              20 MB              CalendarAgent

     

    Virtual Memory Statistics:

              50 MB              Free RAM

              765 MB             Active RAM

              742 MB             Inactive RAM

              269 MB             Wired RAM

              634 MB             Page-ins

              14 MB              Page-outs

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    Your questions:

    - Leave comapc in, for the APC, I agree.

     

    1. When you uninstalled Lacie software: now just remove the leftover  com.lacie.eventsactions.launcher.agent.plist    from the /LaunchAgents/ folder: there is one in user /Library/ and  HDD /Library/. If you do not find the entry there, look in /System/Library/LaunchAgents (be careful there!!).

    Then remove the leftover 

    com.lacie.desktopmanager.service.plist     from the HDD /Library/LaunchDaemons/ folder.

    2. Trusteer: delete  com.trusteer.rapport.rapportd.plist   from the LaunchAgents folder(s) and

    com.trusteer.rooks.rooksd.plist   LaunchDaemons folders.

    secure empty the Trash.

    Restart. Download FindAnyFile from  http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/  , install, type trusteer in the search field, in the list move to trash all entries that contain trusteer. Then close FAF and secure empty the Trash.

    Restart again. A new E list here.

    Lex

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    LexSchellings wrote:

    secure empty the Trash.

    I am curious about why you suggest securely emptying the trash. The regular "non-secure" method of emptying the trash removes all references to trashed files from the file system so they can't somehow reappear or be accessed, short of using specialized file recovery software like Data Rescue 3.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    Often a normal empty does not want to empty all (when still in mem eg)

    Then secure and restart solve the problem.

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    LexSchellings wrote:

    Often a normal empty does not want to empty all (when still in mem eg)

    Then secure and restart solve the problem.

    A secure erase doesn't have anything to do with that. Files can't be erased when they are in use or the OS thinks they are. A restart usually is all it takes to solve that because once in the trash, the file won't be accessed after the next start up.

  • vermontom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    Here's the latest Etrecheck.  Thanks.

     

    Tom

     

    Hardware Information:

              iMac (24-inch, Early 2008)

              iMac - model: iMac8,1

              1 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

              2 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

              ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro - VRAM: 256 MB

     

    Audio Plug-ins:

              BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0

              AirPlay: Version: 1.9

              AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0

              iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3

     

    Startup Items:

              comapcpcpestart - Path: /Library/StartupItems/comapcpcpestart

              MySQLCOM - Path: /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM

     

    System Software:

              OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 0:1:58

     

    Disk Information:

              ST31000524AS disk0 : (1 TB)

                        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                        Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 999.35 GB (313.94 GB free)

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

     

    USB Information:

              Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

     

              Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub

                        Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard

     

     

     

     

              Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

     

     

              Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Thunderbolt Information:

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              com.rogueamoeba.InstantOn          (6.0.2)

     

    Problem System Launch Daemons:

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

     

    Launch Daemons:

              [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

              [loaded] com.freemacsoft.appcleanerd.plist

              [invalid] com.rogueamoeba.hermes.plist

              [loaded] com.sonos.smbbump.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

              [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

              [loaded] com.flipvideo.FlipShare.AutoRun.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [loaded] com.facebook.videochat.tom.plist

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist

              [failed] com.veoh.webplayer.startup.plist

     

    User Login Items:

              LMILaunchAgentFixer

              SpeechSynthesisServer

              Mail

              Calendar

              AppCleaner Helper

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              APC PowerChute Personal Edition

              DivX

              Flash Player

              Flip4Mac WMV

              Logitech Control Center

              MySQL

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              AdobePDFViewer.plugin

              ContentUploaderPlugin.plugin

              CouponPrinter-FireFox_v2.plugin

              Default Browser.plugin

              DivXBrowserPlugin.plugin

              Flash Player.plugin

              FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

              Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

              iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

              JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

              Mozillaplug.plugin

              QuickTime Plugin.plugin

              RealPlayer Plugin.plugin

              Silverlight.plugin

              Unity Web Player.plugin

              Veoh Plugin.plugin

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

              BrowserPlus_2.9.8.plugin

              fbplugin_1_0_3.plugin

              Move-Media-Player.plugin

              Picasa.plugin

              VeohTV2Version.plugin

     

    Bad Fonts:

              None

     

    Time Machine:

              Skip System Files: NO

              Auto backup: YES

              Volumes being backed up:

                        Macintosh HD: Disk size: 999.35 GB Disk used: 685.41 GB

              Destinations:

                        LaCie [Local] (Last used)

                        Total size: 2 TB

                        Total number of backups: 15

                        Oldest backup: 2012-06-24 01:15:17 +0000

                        Last backup: 2013-11-08 20:47:56 +0000

                        Size of backup disk: Too small

                                  Backup size 2 TB < (Disk used 685.41 GB X 3)

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

                   1%          WindowServer

                   1%          EtreCheck

                   1%          mds_stores

                   1%          fontd

                   0%          SystemUIServer

                   0%          CalendarAgent

                   0%          mdworker

                   0%          mds

                   0%          System Events

                   0%          syncdefaultsd

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

              61 MB              Mail

              59 MB              mds_stores

              43 MB              Calendar

              43 MB              Dock

              31 MB              CalendarAgent

              27 MB              WindowServer

              23 MB              mds

              23 MB              soagent

              23 MB              SystemUIServer

              23 MB              Finder

     

    Virtual Memory Statistics:

              928 MB             Free RAM

              724 MB             Active RAM

              124 MB             Inactive RAM

              270 MB             Wired RAM

              179 MB             Page-ins

              0 B                Page-outs

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    Better. You use a lot of "sound" applications and codecs, which are eating a piece of Ram, but OK, if that is what you use the mac for, use it. Luckily Mavericks is very efficient with Ram.

    I don't expect problems, but I think you could put some extra Ram in, since it is so cheap these days. Your mac can handle 6GB of Ram, and it has 2 slots, so you can put in one 4GB module instead one slot, that makes the total 5, or you can put two 2 GB in both slots that makes 4, or 2 in one slot and 4 in the second slot.

    Important is that you use a good brand, Crucial or OWC, and have the EXACT specs, because macs are very "picky" about that.

    Use the configurator on their sites.

    Lex

  • vermontom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    Thanks so much for all your help!

    I do have one last question, that you can answer or not, but, do persons like yourself on the discussion site get paid for your help or do you just get the satisfaction of helping people?  Either way, I'm extremely grateful for people like yourself who are so knowledgeable about computers! 

     

    Thanks again,

     

    Tom

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,715 points)

    No Tom, nobody is paid here as far as I know. Some are from "the IT business" , most are not (I am not). This is just users to users. Helping out, learning, sharing. Most are not interested in the "points" (I am not), and helping also where the questions are not from the OP (original poster of the thread, only the OP can give points).

    Happy to be of help, I hope it made something better for you.

    Lex

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    vermontom wrote:

    I do have one last question, that you can answer or not, but, do persons like yourself on the discussion site get paid for your help or do you just get the satisfaction of helping people?

    Once we reach the highly revered (not!) level 6 status, we are richly rewarded: we get a black tee shirt with an Apple logo on the front.

     

    Considering the price of the shirt & how long it took me to get to level 6, I figure for me that worked out to a pay rate of about ½¢ an hour.