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Hi, completing any operation has suddenly become very slow?

Hi, completing any operation has suddenly become very slow? I must wait for ages while the colour wheel spins before moving to the next operation. This is not an internet connection problem and has occured out of the blue unless my kids have been at my laptop.

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Apple's advertising has worked. They got on national television and said that Macs didn't have viruses, inspiring a whole new generation of maliciousness. I checked a MacBook today and found nine viruses.

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After getting the viruses out, a good defragmenting and volume optimization helps a lot. Use Tech Tools for this.


Dang, viruses? That makes me nervous. I wonder what you have to do to get a virus on a mac?


You don't usually get a virus till you download sometime. Click on my icon Sterling and email me for help on this.


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Do you have 20% of your HD free (empty) disk space? You need that for temp files and virtual memory.

Also if you've added and deleted large files you may want to backup, Format the drive and use Disk Utility to Restore your data, to deal with fragmentation.

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Look Having real problem spinning wheel so slow my macbook air it was fine ungraded to el captain that when problem started .. 20 times formatted reinstall older version. still so slow .. i don't mean internet even thou it take long time to open second page ... i main the mac .. used to do video editing final cut x no problem fast now so slow .. the fan wants to run at 6500 after just starting up computer with out any thing running install fan control to control .. but so slow .... it got be hard ware but just don't know please help....

EtreCheck version: 2.9.9 (260)

Report generated 2016-03-04 20:52:57

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Runtime 8:38

Performance: Below Average

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Problem: Computer is too slow



Hardware Information: ⓘ

MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)

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

MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir6,1

1 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 2-core

8 GB RAM Not upgradeable


4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok


4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported

Wireless: en0: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 662

Video Information: ⓘ

Intel HD Graphics 5000

Color LCD 1366 x 768

System Software: ⓘ

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21) - Time since boot: less than an hour

Disk Information: ⓘ

APPLE SSD SM0512F disk0 : (500.28 GB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB

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

HD (disk1) / : 499.05 GB (370.46 GB free)

Core Storage: disk0s2 499.42 GB Online

USB Information: ⓘ

Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Thunderbolt Information: ⓘ

Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

Gatekeeper: ⓘ


Unknown Files: ⓘ


One unknown file found. [Check files]

Kernel Extensions: ⓘ


[not loaded] org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors (1394 - SDK 10.10 - 2016-03-01) [Support]

[not loaded] org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors (1394 - SDK 10.10 - 2016-03-01) [Support]

[not loaded] org.hwsensors.driver.LPCSensors (1394 - SDK 10.10 - 2016-03-01) [Support]


[not loaded] org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors (1394 - SDK 10.10 - 2016-03-01) [Support]

[not loaded] org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC (1394 - SDK 10.10 - 2016-03-01) [Support]

System Launch Agents: ⓘ

[not loaded] 6 Apple tasks

[loaded] 158 Apple tasks

[running] 72 Apple tasks

System Launch Daemons: ⓘ

[not loaded] 44 Apple tasks

[loaded] 155 Apple tasks

[running] 88 Apple tasks

Launch Daemons: ⓘ

[loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (2016-01-29) [Support]

[loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac3.Agent.plist (2016-02-24) [Support]

[loaded] com.tunabellysoftware.DiskDietHelper.plist (2015-12-24) [Support]

[running] com.tunabellysoftware.TGFanHelper.plist (2015-12-23) [Support]

[running] gramblr.plist (2016-02-20) [Support]

User Launch Agents: ⓘ

[loaded] (2016-03-03) [Support]

[loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac3.Scheduler.plist (2016-02-27) [Support]

[failed] com.wondershare.AnjoyTunesHelper.plist (2015-12-27) [Support]

User Login Items: ⓘ

iTunesHelper Application (/Applications/

Wondershare TunesGo Helper Application (~/Library/Application Support/wondershare_TunesGo/Wondershare TunesGo

CleanMyMac 3 Menu Application (/Applications/CleanMyMac 3

Other Apps: ⓘ

[running] com.gopro.GoPro-Studio-GoPro-Importer

[running] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac3.Menu.65312

[loaded] com.tunabellysoftware.TGProLaunchHelper

[running] com.tunabellysoftware.tgpro.57632

[running] com.wondershare.AnjoyTunesHelper.60192

[loaded] 391 Apple tasks

[running] 190 Apple tasks

Internet Plug-ins: ⓘ

Silverlight: 4.0.50401.0 (2016-02-24) [Support]

FlashPlayer-10.6: - SDK 10.6 (2016-02-24) [Support]

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (2016-01-24)

Flash Player: - SDK 10.6 (2016-02-24) [Support]

Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: (2010-06-16) [Support]

Default Browser: 601 - SDK 10.11 (2016-02-24)

3rd Party Preference Panes: ⓘ

Flash Player (2016-01-29) [Support]

Flip4Mac WMV (2010-06-16) [Support]

FUSE for OS X (OSXFUSE) (2015-10-26) [Support]

Paragon NTFS for Mac ® OS X (2016-02-24) [Support]

Time Machine: ⓘ

Skip System Files: NO

Mobile backups: ON

Auto backup: YES

Volumes being backed up:

HD: Disk size: 499.05 GB Disk used: 128.59 GB


Back To The Future [Local]

Total size: 999.86 GB

Total number of backups: 1

Oldest backup: 12/29/15, 1:24 PM

Last backup: 12/29/15, 1:24 PM

Size of backup disk: Adequate

Backup size 999.86 GB > (Disk used 128.59 GB X 3)

Top Processes by CPU: ⓘ


11% Safari

8% WindowServer

6% kernel_task

4% hidd

Top Processes by Memory: ⓘ

619 MB kernel_task

270 MB mdworker(17)

180 MB

131 MB Safari

82 MB WindowServer

Virtual Memory Information: ⓘ

4.75 GB Free RAM

3.25 GB Used RAM (1.27 GB Cached)

0 B Swap Used

Diagnostics Information: ⓘ

Mar 4, 2016, 08:31:26 PM Self test - passed

Mar 4, 2016, 06:55:42 PM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Swift Publisher 4_2016-03-04-185542_[redacted].hang

/Applications/Swift Publisher Publisher 4

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