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Question: Applications Not Responding

Very slow starting up.

When I launch ANY application after start up I get the spinning beach ball and when I hold down the icon in the dock it says "Application Not Responding".

Eventually it will start after a long time.

I looked for the .plist for the corresponding application to trash the files,

but couldn't find them in the Library.

Is there something I'm doing wrong?

MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.2)

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Mar 11, 2018 9:48 AM in response to fabtique In response to fabtique

What OS version are you using? If it is any application, it probably isn't a .plist.

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Etrecheck – System Information

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Mar 11, 2018 10:48 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

EtreCheck version: 4.1.3 (4A187)

Report generated: 2018-03-11 13:44:40

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 7:26

Performance: Below Average

Problem: Computer is too slow


Slow start up. Applications not responding. Applications do eventually start up after a long time.

Major Issues:

Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.

No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.

Adware - Adware detected.

Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.

Upgradeable hard drive - This machine’s hard drive could be replaced with an SSD. This would dramatically improve your machine’s performance.

Clean up - There are orphan files that could be removed.

Unsigned files - There is unsigned software installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed.

Low performance - EtreCheck report took over 5 minutes to run. This is unusual.

Hardware Information:

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro9,2

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

4 GB RAM Upgradeable


2 GB DDR3 1600 ok


2 GB DDR3 1600 ok

Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 244

Video Information:

Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 1536 MB

Color LCD 1280 x 800


disk0 - APPLE HDD HTS545050A7E362 500.11 GB (Mechanical)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA

disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

disk0s2 [Core Storage Container] 499.25 GB

disk1 - Macintosh HD (Journaled HFS+) 498.90 GB

disk0s3 - Recovery HD (Journaled HFS+) [Recovery] 650 MB

Mounted Volumes:

disk1 - Macintosh HD 498.90 GB (56.46 GB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /


Interface en0: Ethernet

Interface en4: iPhone

Interface fw0: FireWire

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

One IPv4 address

Interface en3: Bluetooth PAN

Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge

System Software:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88)

Time since boot: About 2 hours

System Load: 1.92 (1 min ago) 1.73 (5 min ago) 1.75 (15 min ago)


System Status
Gatekeeper Mac App Store and identified developers
System Integrity Protection Enabled


Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.spigot.ApplicationManager.plist

Reason: Adware name match

Executable: ~/Library/Application Support/Spigot/ApplicationManager --protect

Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.veoh.webplayer.startup.plist

Reason: Adware name match

Executable: /Applications/Veoh Web Player.app/Contents/MacOS/Veoh Web Player

Unsigned Files:

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.ProxyConfigDaemon.plist

Executable: /Library/RMC/ProxyConfigDaemon

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SwitchBoard/SwitchBoard.app/Contents/MacOS/launch.switchboard

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.torrents-time.helper.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.torrents-time.helper

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Kernel Extensions:

/Library/Application Support/Hotspot Shield

[Not Loaded] tun10.9.kext (AnchorFree Inc., 1.1.1 - SDK 10.8)

/Library/Application Support/Roxio

[Not Loaded] TDIXController.kext (2.0)


[Loaded] Soundflower.kext (MATT INGALLS, 2.0b2 - SDK 10.10)


[Not Loaded] ssuddrv.kext (DEVGURU Co., Ltd., 1.4.42 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] RoxioBluRaySupport.kext (1.1.6)


[Not Loaded] ssudmdmcontrol.kext (DEVGURU Co., Ltd., 1.4.42 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] ssudmdmdata.kext (DEVGURU Co., Ltd., 1.4.42 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] ssudmtp.kext (DEVGURU Co., Ltd., 1.4.42 - SDK 10.5)

[Not Loaded] ssudserial.kext (DEVGURU Co., Ltd., 1.4.42 - SDK 10.6)

System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 8 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 172 Apple tasks
[Running] 110 Apple tasks

System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 36 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 179 Apple tasks
[Running] 116 Apple tasks
[Other] One Apple task

Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-12-31)
[Loaded] com.epson.pma.launcher.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-10-19)
[Not Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? ffb65062 - installed 2017-12-31)
[Running] com.epson.scannermonitor.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-06-06)
[Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-01-27)
[Loaded] com.epson.esua.launcher.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-09-27)
[Other] com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist (? cd93600d - installed 2016-12-08)
[Running] com.epson.Epson_Low_Ink_Reminder.launcher.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-07-19)

Launch Daemons:

[Loaded] com.ProxyConfigDaemon.plist (? 9090e917 - installed 2017-06-22)
[Loaded] com.apple.installer.osmessagetracing.plist (Apple, Inc. - installed 2017-12-01)
[Loaded] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist (? 68cad67 - installed 2015-11-08)
[Loaded] com.adobe.acc.installer.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-12-31)
[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-01)
[Running] com.adobe.agsservice.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-01-27)
[Running] com.torrents-time.helper.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-02-12)
[Loaded] com.anchorfree.ajaxserver.plist (? b7821fb8 - installed 2016-02-19)
[Other] com.spotflux.Spotflux.tun.plist (Apple, Inc. - installed 2017-12-01)

User Launch Agents:

[Running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist (Spotify - installed 2016-03-31)
[Running] com.spigot.ApplicationManager.plist (? 0 - installed 2016-12-27)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-02-03)
[Loaded] Josepov.AppVemoral.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-19)
[Loaded] Josepov.disable.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-19)
[Loaded] Josepov.uadpte.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-19)
[Other] com.veoh.webplayer.startup.plist (? 0 - installed )
[Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-01-27)
[Loaded] Josepov.dolnwoad.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-19)
[Loaded] com.bittorrent.uTorrent.plist (? 0 - installed )
[Loaded] Josepov.btvlit.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-19)
[Loaded] com.leadertech.PowerRegister.EPS2.d82cc6f293d27ab6207a7ab92765e2f3.plist (? 0 - installed 2014-08-05)

User Login Items:

com.adobe.SwitchBoard.monitor.plist MachInit


Internet Plug-ins:

FlashPlayer-10.6: (installed 2018-02-10)

Flash Player: (installed 2018-02-10)

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2017-12-07)

PepperFlashPlayer: (installed 2018-02-10)

AdobeAAMDetect: (installed 2017-12-31)

User Internet Plug-ins:

RealPlayer Plugin: Unknown (installed 2018-01-28)

Safari Extensions:

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials.safariextz - DuckDuckGo - http://duckduckgo.com (installed 2018-02-10)
SaveFrom.net helper.safariextz - SaveFrom.net - http://savefrom.net (installed 2017-12-26)

3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2015-10-15)

Time Machine:

Time Machine Not Configured!

Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count) Source % of CPU
system_profiler (2) Apple 35
trustd (4) Apple 11
mdworker (9) Apple 7
Epson Scanner Monitor Seiko Epson Corporation 3
kernel_task Apple 1

Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count) Source RAM usage
kernel_task Apple 535 MB
system_profiler (2) Apple 380 MB
Safari Apple 351 MB
mdworker (9) Apple 181 MB
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent Apple 159 MB

Top Processes by Network Use:

Process Source Input Output
mDNSResponder Apple 282 KB 130 KB
netbiosd Apple 13 KB 9 KB
apsd Apple 9 KB 6 KB
SystemUIServer Apple 0 B 152 B

Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count) Source Energy usage (0-100)
WindowServer Apple 0
com.torrents-time.helper 0
nsurlstoraged (2) Apple 0
launchd Apple 0
com.apple.WebKit.Networking Apple 0

Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM 801 MB
Free RAM 24 MB
Used RAM 3.22 GB
Cached files 777 MB
Swap Used 4 MB

Software Installs (past 30 days):

Name Version Install Date
Hotspot Shield 2.0.4 2018-02-10

Clean up:



Executable not found


/Applications/Epson Software/Event Manager.app/Contents/Resources/Assistants/Event Manager/EEventManager.app/Contents/MacOS/EEventManager

Executable not found

Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-03-10 17:33:45 Josepov.app Crash (once)

End of report

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Mar 11, 2018 2:34 PM in response to fabtique In response to fabtique

Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.veoh.webplayer.startup.plist

Reason: Adware name match

Executable: /Applications/Veoh Web Player.app/Contents/MacOS/Veoh Web Player

Try uninstalling the above using the Developer's uninstall instructions.

I would uninstall Spigot. It tends to interfere with the computer's operation while providing minimal to no benefit. Most long time posters recommend not using antivirus software or cleaning software such as CleanMyMac.

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