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  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,580 points)

    LexSchellings wrote:

     

    My first impression is to make a clean install of OSX, and then only install your work apps, and then only the latest version.

    I would guess that nine out of ten Mavericks users have benefited from a simple OS X restore from the Recovery Partition. I know that when I had some major issues with 10.9 in the early days, that took care of everything.  It's relatively fast, only restores the OS and doesn't disturb any User files. It doesn't touch third party apps, though, so if it doesn't work, then a clean install is definitely in order.

     

    Oh, and let's not forget that Flash Player update.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    Write down the applications and utilities that you really want. give us the list. we will help you decide what is the best approach.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    Hi Mad, I understand that you also are against messing with the hosts file, but I want as often as possible stress the point.

    About the recovery: that is no solution here because it just refreshes the OSX and (all OSX components), thus that makes only sense when system components have changed. All non system files stay there to do their dirty work.

    In this case only a clean install (format and reinstall OSX) will be a robust solution when there is too much rubbish on the disk).

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,580 points)

    LexSchellings wrote:

     

    About the recovery: that is no solution here because it just refreshes the OSX and (all OSX components), thus that makes only sense when system components have changed. All non system files stay there to do their dirty work.

    In this case only a clean install (format and reinstall OSX) will be a robust solution when there is too much rubbish on the disk).

    That assumes that "rubbish on the disk" is the root cause of these issues, which is certainly a strong possibility, but as you well know there can be many reasons.  You suggested a discussion, so I just through out something that I've observed from talking to probably a couple hundred new Mavericks users and the fact that it worked for me when I doubted it would. Just threw it out for consideration since it only takes a few minutes and can't really hurt anything, assuming there's a solid backup available.

     

    But you are steering the ship now, so I'm not pushing and don't feel a need to discuss it further.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    You are right, we can do the Recovery, you never know, and it does not cost too much time.

    My concern also is that the rubbish of all these apps then still much be cleaned. Even if the issue is solved.

    And then the clean install solves everything at the same time.

  • xdaysee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @MadMacs0@LexSchellingsbut my photoshop cs5 and illustrator cs5.1 seems to still work on mavericks. should I delete them then reinstall the newest versions? and if i do that would all my work be deleted also?

     

    so what do i do now?

     

    and also, is it wierd that all the messags in this forum has gone blank?

     

    Thanks for the help guys

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    When you want to try first a Recovery (not my first choice) your data are not touched, but ofcourse you have backed-up your data)!

    When you want to do a clean install you must make sure that you have backups of your data, and you must reinstall all apps that you want (make a list first and be certain that you have the latest versions).

    your remark: "and also, is it wierd that all the messages in this forum has gone blank?" 

    They are there now.

    Lex

  • xdaysee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    okay, so shall i backup all my needed files and then just delete everything else and just reinstall after i do a clean install? so how do i do the clean install of the OS X?

  • geneaholik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU!!

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    Yes.

    For a clean install you can read this article, which is an easy to understand expose about the clean install.

    http://mashable.com/2013/10/23/clean-install-os-x-mavericks/

    Lex

  • praveensherman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too am getting an similar issue. Here is my data. Can someone suggest the steps that I need to get back my Mac to its original shape.

     

     

    Hardware Information:

              MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

              MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro7,1

              1 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

              4 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

              NVIDIA GeForce 320M - VRAM: 256 MB

     

    System Software:

              OS X 10.8.5 (12F45) - Uptime: 5 days 7:51:2

     

    Disk Information:

              ST9320325ASG disk0 : (320.07 GB)

                        disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                        Praveens Mac (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 159.35 GB (19.05 GB free)

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

                        OnlySuccess  (disk0s4) /Volumes/OnlySuccess : 100 GB (32.17 GB free)

                        Praveen (disk0s5) /Volumes/Praveen: 59.6 GB (4.29 GB free)

     

              HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GS23N 

     

    USB Information:

              Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

     

              Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

     

     

              Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

     

              Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

     

              Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Thunderbolt Information:

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice          (1)

     

    Startup Items:

              HWNetMgr: Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWNetMgr

              HWPortDetect: Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWPortDetect

              StartOuc: Path: /Library/StartupItems/StartOuc

     

    Launch Daemons:

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

              [invalid] com.Affinegy.InstaLANd.plist

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

              [System] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] PPPMonitord.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    Launch Agents:

              [System] com.Affinegy.InstaLANa.plist 3rd-Party support link

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

              [System] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] Swapper.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [not loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.diskSpaceWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.scheduledScan.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.trashWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    User Login Items:

              Stickies

              iTunesHelper

              Tweetie

              NambuHelper

              VMware Fusion Helper

              Evernote

              Microsoft Database Daemon

              Twitter

              Wunderlist

              Dropbox

              iSkysoft Helper Compact

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              DirectorShockwave: Version: 11.6.8r638 3rd-Party support link

              o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 5.1.5.17733 3rd-Party support link

              Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 6.1 3rd-Party support link

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 3.0.0.126   - SDK 10.8 3rd-Party support link

              AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.9 3rd-Party support link

              FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 12.0.0.70 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

              Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

              Flash Player: Version: 12.0.0.70 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

              iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0

              googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 5.1.5.17733 3rd-Party support link

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

              AdobePDFViewer: Version: 10.1.9 3rd-Party support link

              QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.1

              NPMySpeedPlugin: Version: 1.1 3rd-Party support link

              JavaAppletPlugin: Version: Java 7 Update 25 Outdated! Update

     

    Audio Plug-ins:

              AirPlay: Version: 1.7 - SDK 10.8

              iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.1 - SDK 10.8

     

    iTunes Plug-ins:

              Quartz Composer Visualizer: Version: 1.4 - SDK 10.8

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

              CitrixOnlineWebDeploymentPlugin: Version: 1.0.79 3rd-Party support link

              WebEx64: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              Flash Player  3rd-Party support link

              Flip4Mac WMV  3rd-Party support link

              Java  3rd-Party support link

              MacFUSE  3rd-Party support link

              Perian  3rd-Party support link

              SMART Board  3rd-Party support link

     

    Old Applications:

              None

     

    Time Machine:

              Skip System Files: NO

              Auto backup: YES

              Volumes being backed up:

                        Praveens Mac: Disk size: 148.41 GB Disk used: 130.67 GB

              Destinations:

                        Time Machine Backups [Local] (Last used)

                        Total size: 931.19 GB

                        Total number of backups: 10

                        Oldest backup: 2012-05-27 14:27:41 +0000

                        Last backup: 2014-01-05 12:52:04 +0000

                        Size of backup disk: Excellent

                                  Backup size 931.19 GB > (Disk size 148.41 GB X 3)

              Time Machine details may not be accurate.

              All volumes being backed up may not be listed.

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

                   5%          WebProcess

                   4%          Google Chrome

                   2%          Network Utility

                   1%          EtreCheck

                   1%          Skype

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

              253 MB          WebProcess

              156 MB          Google Chrome

              86 MB          Skype

              74 MB          Mail

              70 MB          WindowServer

     

    Virtual Memory Information:

              43 MB          Free RAM

              1.56 GB          Active RAM

              1.53 GB          Inactive RAM

              626 MB          Wired RAM

              47.27 GB          Page-ins

              18.39 GB          Page-outs

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    I can imagine, seeing your list.

    This thread is too long already. To get more attention, post your list in a new thread and post the link here, so that we find you quickly. In the mean time I will prepare a report what to do based on this list

  • Ferial souhail Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Lex
    Please check mine too... should i do anythng to make it lighter!!!

     

    Thanks in advance ^_^

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    Hardware Information:

              MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)

              MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,1

              1 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores

              4 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

              Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 384 MB

     

    System Software:

              OS X 10.9.1 (13B42) - Uptime: 0 days 0:44:27

     

    Disk Information:

              ST9500325ASG disk0 : (500.11 GB)

                        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                        Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 249.62 GB (102.33 GB free)

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

                        Lesbian -_- (disk0s4) /Volumes/Lesbian -_-: 249.49 GB (249.47 GB free)

     

              MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-8A8 

     

    USB Information:

              Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

     

              Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)

     

              Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

     

              Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Thunderbolt Information:

              Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          (1.6.6 - SDK 10.6)

              com.splashtop.driver.SRXDisplayCard          (1.6 - SDK 10.7)

              com.splashtop.driver.SRXFrameBufferConnector          (1.6 - SDK 10.7)

     

    Startup Items:

              HWNetMgr: Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWNetMgr

              HWPortDetect: Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWPortDetect

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

              [System] com.paragon.NTFS.trial.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.paragon.NTFS.upd.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    Launch Daemons:

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

              [System] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.bjango.istatmenusdaemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

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

              [System] com.splashtop.streamer-daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    Launch Agents:

              [System] at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.bjango.istatmenusagent.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.splashtop.streamer-for-root.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [System] com.splashtop.streamer-for-user.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.facebook.videochat.[redacted].plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.macupdate.desktop5.scanner.plist 3rd-Party support link

              [not loaded] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist 3rd-Party support link

     

    User Login Items:

              iTunesHelper

              Google Chrome

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 3.2.0.16   - SDK 10.8 3rd-Party support link

              FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 12.0.0.70 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

              QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3

              Flash Player: Version: 12.0.0.70 - SDK 10.6 Outdated! Update

              Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9

              SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.1.0 3rd-Party support link

              Silverlight: Version: 5.1.10411.0 - 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

     

    iTunes Plug-ins:

              Quartz Composer Visualizer: Version: 1.4 - SDK 10.9

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

              RealPlayer Plugin: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              Flash Player  3rd-Party support link

              Flip4Mac WMV  3rd-Party support link

              Growl  3rd-Party support link

              Paragon NTFS for Mac ® OS X  3rd-Party support link

              Perian  3rd-Party support link

     

    Old Applications:

              MiroVideoConverter:          Version: 2.6 - SDK 10.0 3rd-Party support link

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

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

              Auto backup: YES

              Volumes being backed up:

                        Macintosh HD: Disk size: 232.48 GB Disk used: 137.17 GB

              Destinations:

                        Time Machine Backups [Local] (Last used)

                        Total size: 0 B

                        Total number of backups: (null)

                        Size of backup disk: Too small

                                  Backup size 0 B < (Disk used 137.17 GB X 3)

              Time Machine details may not be accurate.

              All volumes being backed up may not be listed.

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

                   6%          coreaudiod

                   4%          WindowServer

                   4%          Dock

                   2%          Google Chrome

                   1%          iTunes

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

              131 MB          Google Chrome

              68 MB          Google Chrome Helper

              57 MB          iTunes

              41 MB          Finder

              41 MB          WindowServer

     

    Virtual Memory Information:

              41 MB          Free RAM

              1.27 GB          Active RAM

              1.24 GB          Inactive RAM

              1.02 GB          Wired RAM

              1.21 GB          Page-ins

              130 MB          Page-outs

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    Yes, this one has to be cleaned seriously too.

    A beautiful MBP, with crippling software.

    Can you please post this list in a new thread, and then post only the link here.

  • dave4mtexas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    LexSchellings,

     

    I bought the Macbook Pro in late 2012 and never been used a lot, but recently its very slow and having the spinning wheel problems. As per your instructions in the previous post i downloaded Etrecheck and here is the link for the log i posted

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6024392

     

    Please help me.

     

    Thanks in advance

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