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  1. #1

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    May 22, 2012
    Mac is getting slower and slower
    Hello there

    My Macbook Pro (10.6.8) is getting slower and slower and I do not know why. So I wondered if there is a really good program to find out if there is a virus or something similar on my mac (freeware), or another possibility to solve the problem.

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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    Is that happening in general or in a specific application ?

    Have a look at the activity monitor, select " all processes " in the top right hand corner and sort by CPU.
    Maybe there is a process running that is eating your CPU cycles.

    You could also run a maintenance tool and clean up caches and such. Onyx is a great tool and is used by many on the forum .... do a search for Onyx and you will get a lot of info.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Cheers ... McBie
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    Member Since
    May 22, 2012
    I started Onyx and I think the problem is now identified but not solved: the HD seems to be kind of broken. SO it says that I have to repair it by using the installation-disc which I do not have. Is there another possibility to repair the HD?

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Depending on what you mean by "broken," I'd just do a backup and buy a new hard drive for that machine. Why take the risk with important data?

    If you want to take the chance, McBie's suggestion of OnyX is free and may help. Can't hurt.

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