1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 14, 2013 11:20 AM by BDAqua
Kohi29 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm running version 10.5.8 with build 9L31a

 

Applications keep failing and I have to reinstall them when I want to use them. It is perhaps interent access related and started with Integro, then Mackeeper now Logitec Media Server. When I try and run the applications they just become unresponsive and the only solution is to reinstall but that only works until the iMac is rebooted and then the problem reoccurs. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,925 points)

    Hello,

     

    I have no idea how they can get away with advertising MacKeeper at all.

     

    I even avoid linking to sites that advertise it.

     

    You really really need to uninstall it, but maybe not using their uninstaller.

     

    Klaus1's great post on MacKeeper...

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3027#comment-2156

     

    More...

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15732233#15732233

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2779849?start=0&tstart=0

     

    http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/

     

    Your Intego SW may be a problem also.

     

    See if the Disk is issuing any S.M.A.R.T errors in Disk Utility...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029

     

     

    Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?

     

    How much free RAM & free Disk space do you have also, click on the Memory & Disk Usage Tabs.

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

     

    In the Memory tab of Activity Monitor, are there a lot of Pageouts?

    AMPageouts.gif

     

    One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive

     

    Reboot, test again.

     

    If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts (Users & Groups in later OSX versions)>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed. Or an errant process eating up RAM.

     

    Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.

     

    Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...

     

    /private/var/run/StartupItems

     

    /Library/StartupItems

     

    /System/Library/StartupItems

     

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons