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Question: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running slow please Help

Hi guys Im using my Mac book pro for about 3-4 years , i have re installed OS every year , i do restart my mac atleast once a week but i has started to run slow ... following are the specs of my device

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro

Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2

Processor Name: Intel Core i5

Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 2

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 3 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Do i need to buy a new one or is there any other way i can fix it .

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Nov 15, 2017 6:43 AM in response to ritesh116 In response to ritesh116

Please download and run EtreCheck, created by one of own helpers here in ASC. It is a diagnostic tool that's very useful to us in finding problems. Also it will give us further specs on your Mac. After it runs post the log file here. It will contain no personal information.

Nov 15, 2017 6:43 AM

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Nov 15, 2017 6:56 AM in response to ritesh116 In response to ritesh116

Problem: Computer is too slow

Hardware Information:

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

[Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service]

MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,2

1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 (i5-3210M) CPU: 2-core

4 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]


2 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok


2 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

Handoff/Airdrop2: supported

en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 1371

iCloud Quota: 4.93 GB available

Video Information:

Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 1536 MB

Color LCD 1280 x 800

Disk Information:

APPLE HDD HTS547550A9E384 disk0: (500.11 GB) (Rotational)

[Show SMART report]

EFI (disk0s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted>
[EFI]: 210 MB

(disk0s2) <not mounted>
[CoreStorage Container]: 499.25 GB

Recovery HD (disk0s3 - Journaled HFS+) <not mounted>
[Recovery]: 650 MB


USB Information:



Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)




Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller


Thunderbolt Information:

Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

Virtual disks:

Fly (disk1 - Journaled HFS+) /
[Startup]: 498.88 GB (347.26 GB free)

Encrypted AES-XTS (Unlocked)

Physical disk: disk0s2 499.25 GB Online

System Software:

macOS Sierra
10.12.6 (16G29) - Time since boot: about 3 days


Mac App Store and identified developers

Kernel Extensions:


[loaded] com.paragon-software.filesystems.ntfs (14.2.288 - SDK 10.5) [Lookup]

System Launch Agents:

[not loaded] 6 Apple tasks

[loaded] 172 Apple tasks

[running] 74 Apple tasks

[killed] 33 Apple tasks

33 processes killed due to insufficient RAM

System Launch Daemons:

[not loaded] 42 Apple tasks

[loaded] 171 Apple tasks

[running] 81 Apple tasks

[killed] 24 Apple tasks

24 processes killed due to insufficient RAM

Launch Agents:

[running] com.paragon-software.NTFS.fsnotify.agent.plist (? dcda45f4 848b1897 - installed 2017-05-10) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.paragon-software.facebook.agent.plist (? 95fb0bd4 e9648c48 - installed 2017-05-10) [Lookup]

Launch Daemons:

[loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (? 2afb3af7 defea098 - installed 2017-10-26) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2017-11-02) [Lookup]

[running] com.paragon-software.NTFS.fsnotify.daemon.plist (? 66744841 b1cb5590 - installed 2016-08-29) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.paragon.NTFS.launch.plist (Apple, Inc. - installed 2017-07-15)

User Launch Agents:

[loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2017-09-28) [Lookup]

[running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist (Spotify - installed 2017-11-12) [Lookup]

User Login Items:

iTunesHelper Application (? 0 - installed 2017-11-01)


BitTorrent Application


Spotify Application - Hidden


Viber Application - Hidden


goproapp.devicedetection SMLoginItem - Hidden (Woodman Labs, Inc. - installed 2017-05-10)

(/Applications/GoPro Quik.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/goproapp.devicedetection.app)

FunterLauncher SMLoginItem - Hidden (Sergiy Savenko - installed 2017-11-05)


Internet Plug-ins:

FlashPlayer-10.6: (installed 2017-11-15) [Lookup]

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2017-08-23)

Flash Player: (installed 2017-11-15) [Lookup]

SharePointBrowserPlugin: 14.0.0 (installed 2010-08-26) [Lookup]

3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2017-10-26) [Lookup]

Paragon NTFS for Mac® (installed 2017-05-10) [Lookup]

Time Machine:

Time Machine not configured!

Top Processes by CPU:





Google Chrome

Top Processes by Memory:

612 MB kernel_task

153 MB Google Chrome Helper

146 MB Google Chrome

99 MB Preview

84 MB Google Chrome Helper

Top Processes by Network Use:

Input Output Process name

655 KB 103 KB mDNSResponder

121 KB 13 KB netbiosd

33 KB 16 KB Mail

12 KB 14 KB apsd

1008 B 1 KB ntpd

Top Processes by Energy Use:

27.86 Google Chrome Helper

9.68 Google Chrome

5.58 WindowServer

2.56 Google Chrome Helper

2.56 hidd

Virtual Memory Information:

723 MB Available RAM

80 MB Free RAM

3.29 GB
Used RAM

643 MB Cached files

1.25 GB
Swap Used

Software installs (last 30 days):

Adobe Flash Player:
(installed 2017-10-17)

Adobe Flash Player:
(installed 2017-10-26)

Microsoft AutoUpdate:
(installed 2017-11-02)

Microsoft Word for Mac:
(installed 2017-11-02)

Adobe Flash Player:
(installed 2017-11-15)

Install information may not be complete.

Diagnostics Events (last 3 days for minor events):

2017-11-13 20:51:09 Preview.app High CPU use [Open] [Details]

2017-11-12 11:18:13 Last shutdown cause: -60 - Corrupt filesystem

Nov 15, 2017 6:56 AM

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Nov 15, 2017 7:08 AM in response to ritesh116 In response to ritesh116

Your report is showing a corrupt filesystem. Boot into Recovery Mode and use Disk Utility > First Aid to repair the hard drive. Let us know what it reports.

Also, you have only 4GB RAM. While the system specs list 2 GB as a minimum, that is unrealistic and 6 to 8GB is a better minimum for efficient operation.

Also, I'd uninstall BitTorrent. Torrents are a great way to get malware. It hides in the downloads and you'd never know it is there.

Nov 15, 2017 7:08 AM

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