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Hi, my Macbook is acting a lot slower than usual. Usually occurs when loading pictures or a new page. I deleted my documents and everything and its still acting up. It used to be really fast, but since yesterday its really slow. Does anyone know what i can do to make it faster again. Sorry if this sounds really stupid, TIA
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Download a program called Onyx and run the maintenance and cleaning scripts. Restart the computer, do your normal things, then restart again and see if that fixes the problem.


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^^Downloading right now, do you think it will help? Thanks for the reply
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IMO, always try the least intrusive method possible and work up from there. Start with running maintenance scripts and rebooting twice.

If not, download Onyx like Kash recommended, or try Main Menu (a similar app). Run their maintenance tasks.

You can also try resetting your PRAM. This cured my Mini slowdown a while back.

Reboot and hold down Command+Option+Control+P+R

It'll reboot itself after PRAM is reset.

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Nothing worked, any other ideas?
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Nothing worked, any other ideas?
You tried resetting the PRAM as well?

Restart the computer.

Go to system preferences>>date and time

Uncheck "set date and time automatically".

Reset the clock to 12:01am.

Open your web browser up and type a few lines of text into the URL, or a log-in form in your email, myspace, youtube, or something like that.

Go to the finder and do a search for any files that have been modified that "day". Make sure there's nothing sketchy.

You're making sure your computer doesn't have a keylogger, which is a very faint possibility, but something that's work checking on.

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Nope, nothing sketchy, anything else?
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It seems to be working good now for some reason. Is it possible for it to have sorted itself out? I will see if it continues to be working fine tomorrow, thanks for everyones help
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It generally takes a little while to notice a speedup after running the maintenance scripts, which is why I recommended using the system in between two restarts.


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