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Question: Strange file transfer sound

I work on an Imac OS X Yosemite. I have recently been hearing quite frequently the "transfer complete" ping sound on my Mac without doing anything, while I am working on something or even when I am away from my computer, as if something was being dropped into a folder somewhere. But I can't find what it is or where it comes from.


When I check into the "Edit" Finder menu, to see if I can undo the last action that occurred, it doesn't show any action has been done ("Undo" and "Redo" are greyed out).


My computer has also been acting out recently, like it suddenly gets super slow, keeps "grinding" and I get the spinning wheel for several minutes. It very rarely crashes, but this stuff keeps happening, and I am wondering if something or someone has somehow hacked into it.


Any idea, anyone?

PowerPC G4, Mac OS X (10.3)

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Yes, there are four slots that will each handle up to 4Gb modules each for a total max of 16Gb. You can replace the original 2Gb modules or simply leave them in place and add 2x2Gb or 2x4Gb modules to the empty slots. I ran with my original 2x2 and an additional 2x4 for a few years before I finally replaced the originals. You don't need to match all four modules.

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Dec 15, 2017 3:24 PM in response to Mike Sombrio In response to Mike Sombrio

Thanks for your answer, Mike.

I downloaded Etrecheck and ran it. Here is the report:


EtreCheck version: 3.4.6 (460)

Report generated 2017-12-15 15:16:07

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 5:13

Performance: Below Average


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Problem: Computer is too slow

Description:

Computer has become slower over the past months, especially after updating Mozilla Firefox.


Hardware Information:

iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010)

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

iMac - model: iMac11,2

1 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 (i3) CPU: 2-core

4 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]

BANK 0/DIMM0

Empty

BANK 1/DIMM0

Empty

BANK 0/DIMM1

2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok

BANK 1/DIMM1

2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok

Handoff/Airdrop2: not supported

Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n


Video Information:

ATI Radeon HD 5670 - VRAM: 512 MB

iMac 1920 x 1080

SA230 1920 x 1080


Disk Information:

ST31000528AS disk0: (1 TB) (Rotational)

[Show SMART report]

(disk0s1) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB

Macintosh HD (disk0s2 - Journaled HFS+) / [Startup]: 999.35 GB (347.13 GB free)

(disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB


HL-DT-STDVDRW GA32N ()


USB Information:

EHCI Root Hub Simulation

hub_device

Western Digital My Passport 25AA 1 TB

Canon MX920 series

Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

EHCI Root Hub Simulation

hub_device

USB2.0 Hub

Patriot Memory 16.02 GB

Mitsumi Electric Apple Optical USB Mouse

USB2.0 Hub

Canon Pro9000II series

Wacom Co.,Ltd. CTL-460

Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver


Virtual disks:

My Passport for Mac (disk1s2 - Journaled HFS+) /Volumes/My Passport for Mac : 999.83 GB (208.92 GB free)

Physical disk: (null) 999.83 GB (208.92 GB free)

PATRIOT (disk3s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) /Volumes/PATRIOT : 16.01 GB (3.53 GB free)

Physical disk: (null) 16.01 GB (3.53 GB free)


System Software:

OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F2511) - Time since boot: about 15 days


Gatekeeper:

Mac App Store and identified developers


Possible adware:

Adware: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.updater.mcy.plist

Adware: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.updater.watch.mcy.plist

2 possible adware files found. [Remove/Report]


Clean up:

/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper.plist

/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper

Executable not found!

~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.Livestation.plist

/Volumes/Livestation/Livestation.app/Contents/MacOS/Livestation -startup

Executable not found!

~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-[redacted]@me.com-SharedSer vices.Agent.plist

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/OSServices.framewo rk/Versions/A/Support/CSConfigDotMacCert -l ~/Library/Logs/CSConfigDotMacCert.log -u [redacted]@me.com -t SharedServices -s

Executable not found!

~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.jdibackup.ZipCloud.notify.plist

open /Applications/ZipCloud.app/Contents/Resources/Utility.app --args 7 1

Executable not found!

4 orphan files found. [Clean up]


Kernel Extensions:

/System/Library/Extensions

[not loaded] com.wacom.kext.pentablet (Pen Tablet 5.2.1-3) [Lookup]


System Launch Agents:

[not loaded] 5 Apple tasks

[loaded] 137 Apple tasks

[running] 49 Apple tasks

[killed] 21 Apple tasks

21 processes killed due to insufficient RAM


System Launch Daemons:

[not loaded] 44 Apple tasks

[loaded] 130 Apple tasks

[running] 71 Apple tasks

[killed] 17 Apple tasks

17 processes killed due to insufficient RAM


Launch Agents:

[not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-04-12) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager.plist (? 70f708f7 c1ab4162 - installed 2010-10-21) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist (? 40cdc1ff 21868ea0 - installed 2017-04-12) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2017-09-27) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 6eadd839 72ac4dde - installed 2017-07-29) [Lookup]

[running] com.wacom.pentablet.plist (? ace6eaba 40dbb42d - installed 2009-10-30) [Lookup]


Launch Daemons:

[loaded] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist (? 68cad67 0 - installed 2012-10-10) [Lookup]

[running] com.adobe.agsservice.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-09-29) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-11-27) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2017-10-12) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (Shell Script e3fefdd2 - installed 2017-07-21) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper.plist (? 9f7f4405 0 - installed 2016-07-01) [Lookup] - /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.wdc.WDPrivilegedHelper: Executable not found!

[loaded] jp.co.canon.MasterInstaller.plist (Canon Inc. - installed 2017-06-10) [Lookup]


User Launch Agents:

[failed] com.Livestation.plist (? 9c06641 0 - installed 2010-11-10) [Lookup] - /Volumes/Livestation/Livestation.app/Contents/MacOS/Livestation: Executable not found!

[loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-04-12) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2014-11-01) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2013-05-22) [Lookup]

[running] com.amazon.music.plist (? 7c73c27a 706944c1 - installed 2016-04-05) [Lookup]

[failed] com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-[redacted]@me.com-SharedServices.Agent.plist (? ? ? - installed 2010-10-11) - /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/OSServices.framewo rk/Versions/A/Support/CSConfigDotMacCert: Executable not found!

[loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2017-08-10) [Lookup]

[failed] com.jdibackup.ZipCloud.notify.plist (? 1fc78ead 0 - installed 2016-11-27) [Lookup] - /Applications/ZipCloud.app/Contents/Resources/Utility.app: Executable not found!

[loaded] com.updater.mcy.plist (? e74ab1a3 4c59232b - installed 2016-11-13) Adware! [Remove/Report]

~/Library/Application Support/updater_mcy/updater_mcy

[loaded] com.updater.watch.mcy.plist (? 6c0552f1 4c59232b - installed 2016-11-13) Adware! [Remove/Report]

~/Library/Application Support/updater_mcy/updater_mcy


User Login Items:

iTunes Application

(/Applications/iTunes.app)

iTunesHelper Application - Hidden (Apple, Inc. - installed 2017-04-30)

(/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)

Dropbox Application

(/Applications/Dropbox.app)

Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX Application - Hidden

(/Applications/Canon Utilities/IJ Network Scanner Selector EX/Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX.app)

AdobeResourceSynchronizer Application - Hidden

(/Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/Support/AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app)

WDDriveUtilityHelper Application

(/Applications/WD Drive Utilities.app/Contents/WDDriveUtilityHelper.app)

RealPlayer Downloader Agent Application

(~/Library/Application Support/RealNetworks/RealPlayer Downloader Agent.app)


Internet Plug-ins:

o1dbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (installed 2015-12-15) [Lookup]

WacomNetscape: 1.1.0-4 (installed 2009-10-30) [Lookup]

Default Browser: 600 (installed 2015-07-16)

AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin101750: AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.17 (installed 2015-04-16) [Lookup]

Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: 3.3.4.4 (installed 2015-04-04) [Lookup]

RealPlayer Plugin: Unknown (installed 2011-04-21) [Lookup]

AdobeAAMDetect: AdobeAAMDetect 1.0.0.0 (installed 2017-04-12) [Lookup]

FlashPlayer-10.6: 28.0.0.126 (installed 2017-12-12) [Lookup]

AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: 10.1.12 (installed 2014-11-01) [Lookup]

DivXBrowserPlugin: 1.4 (installed 2009-04-02) [Lookup]

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2017-11-28)

Flash Player: 28.0.0.126 (installed 2017-12-12) [Lookup]

googletalkbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (installed 2015-12-11) [Lookup]

iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (installed 2010-05-06)

AdobePDFViewer: 10.1.12 (installed 2014-11-01) [Lookup]

Silverlight: 5.1.41212.0 (installed 2016-02-13) [Lookup]

WacomSafari: 1.1.0-4 (installed 2009-10-30) [Lookup]

EPPEX Plugin: 10.0 (installed 2013-04-18) [Lookup]

JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 144 build 01 (installed 2017-07-29) Check version


3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2017-11-27) [Lookup]

Flip4Mac WMV (installed 2015-03-04) [Lookup]

Growl (installed 2010-11-14) [Lookup]

Java (installed 2017-07-29) [Lookup]

Perian (installed 2011-07-23) [Lookup]


Time Machine:

Skip System Files: NO

Mobile backups: OFF

Auto backup: YES

Volumes being backed up:

Macintosh HD: Disk size: 999.35 GB Disk used: 652.22 GB

Destinations:

My Passport for Mac [Local]

Total size: 999.83 GB

Total number of backups: 79

Oldest backup: 10/8/16, 1:42 AM

Last backup: 12/15/17, 3:07 PM

Size of backup disk: Too small

Backup size 999.83 GB < (Disk used 652.22 GB X 3)


Top Processes by CPU:

5% mdworker

5% mdworker

5% mdworker

4% WindowServer

3% mds


Top Processes by Memory:

620 MB kernel_task

298 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

265 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

211 MB Finder

194 MB Safari


Top Processes by Energy Use:

33.56 plugin-container

33.22 plugin-container

33.22 plugin-container

33.10 plugin-container


Virtual Memory Information:

728 MB Available RAM

17 MB Free RAM

3.29 GB Used RAM

710 MB Cached files

5.48 GB Swap Used


Software installs (last 30 days):

Flux Player: (installed 2017-11-24)

OneDrive: 17.3.7078 (installed 2017-11-28)

Adobe Flash Player: (installed 2017-12-12)


Install information may not be complete.


Diagnostics Events (last 3 days for minor events):

2017-12-14 13:50:30 Finder.app Crash [Open]

Cause: Assertion failure in -[QLDisplayBundle dealloc] (line 242): (_activation & ((QLPreviewDeactivatedActivationState|QLPreviewDiscardedActivationState))) != 0

2017-12-13 17:01:22 Adobe Photoshop CS5.app High CPU use [Open] [Details]

2017-11-30 14:37:58 Last shutdown cause: 3 - Hard shutdown

Dec 15, 2017 3:24 PM

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Dec 15, 2017 4:05 PM in response to Christophe Vacher In response to Christophe Vacher

You have a few problems, none major.

1.You have adware installed, click the "remove/report" link in the report to let Etrecheck remove it for you.

2. You have some orphaned files that need to be cleaned up, click the "clean up" link on the report to let Etrecheck clean them up for you.

3. You do not have enough ram installed to comfortably run the OS and any apps. Reducing the number of login items may help some but you really need to upgrade. Fortunately installing ram is easy, your iMac can use as much as 16Gb and I recommend at least 8Gb and 16 would be better. Install memory in an iMac - Apple Support

Only buy ram from trusted vendors that actually test their ram in Macs like OWC Apple Mac Upgrades - RAM, SSD Flash, External Drives and More or Crucial http://www.crucial.com/

Dec 15, 2017 4:05 PM

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Dec 16, 2017 2:06 PM in response to Mike Sombrio In response to Mike Sombrio

Thank you, Mike, I truly appreciate the help.

I cleaned up the adware and the orphaned files.

I am in the process of ordering new ram, but I have a question:

I haven't opened the computer yet, but you mentioned that I can get as much as 16GB of total ram. Right now, I have two slots filled with two 2GB modules. However, it looks like the maximum I can order per new module is 4GB, which would mean 2 modules of 4GB for the two slots that are still empty.

Does it mean I can also replace the existing two 2GB modules with two new 4GB modules as well (so it makes a total of 16G, like you were mentioning)?

Dec 16, 2017 2:06 PM

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Dec 16, 2017 7:40 PM in response to Christophe Vacher In response to Christophe Vacher

Yes, there are four slots that will each handle up to 4Gb modules each for a total max of 16Gb. You can replace the original 2Gb modules or simply leave them in place and add 2x2Gb or 2x4Gb modules to the empty slots. I ran with my original 2x2 and an additional 2x4 for a few years before I finally replaced the originals. You don't need to match all four modules.

Dec 16, 2017 7:40 PM

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