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  1. #1

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    Slow shut down and reboot
    Hi All,

    My late-2010 Macbook Pro (17 inch, 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM, OSX 10.8.3) has been getting slower and slower. Just today I had to reboot, and the shutdown and restart process took more than 15 minutes. I have a 500GB hard drive, only half of which is full, but I notice that the system is incredibly slow whenever the drive ends up in use.

    My process list is a mile long -- far longer than I'd expect. I'll grant that I work my system, but most of these processes I've never even heard of, and so I'm wondering if something nefarious is going on.

    Code:
    Active Memory: 2.10 GB
    Free Memory: 4.39 GB
    Wired Memory: 1.18 GB
    Used Memory: 3.61 GB
    Inactive Memory: 334.9 MB
    Total VM: 347.90 GB
    Number of processes: 144
    
    PID    Process Name              User       CPU      Real Mem        Virtual Mem    
    0      kernel_task               root       3.5      714.2 MB        7.13 GB          
    1      launchd                   root       0.1      2.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    11     UserEventAgent            root       0.0      4.2 MB          2.37 GB          
    12     kextd                     root       0.0      5.5 MB          2.35 GB          
    13     taskgated                 root       0.4      4.5 MB          2.37 GB          
    14     notifyd                   root       0.1      1.7 MB          2.36 GB          
    15     securityd                 root       0.0      8.3 MB          2.37 GB          
    16     powerd                    root       0.0      2.0 MB          2.37 GB          
    17     diskarbitrationd          root       0.0      1.8 MB          2.35 GB          
    18     configd                   root       0.0      4.3 MB          2.36 GB          
    19     distnoted                 root       0.0      2.1 MB          2.37 GB          
    20     syslogd                   root       0.0      1.5 MB          2.36 GB          
    21     cfprefsd                  root       0.0      1.7 MB          2.35 GB          
    22     opendirectoryd            root       0.2      10.7 MB         2.38 GB          
    25     warmd                     nobody     0.0      6.5 MB          2.35 GB          
    26     usbmuxd                   _usbmuxd   0.0      2.4 MB          2.36 GB          
    29     stackshot                 root       0.0      1.3 MB          2.35 GB          
    30     SleepServicesD            root       0.0      1.6 MB          2.34 GB          
    32     revisiond                 root       0.0      6.3 MB          2.38 GB          
    37     mtmfs                     root       0.0      5.4 MB          2.39 GB          
    38     mtmd                      root       0.0      5.3 MB          2.37 GB          
    39     mds                       root       1.0      151.6 MB        3.83 GB          
    40     mDNSResponder             _mdnsrespo 0.1      3.1 MB          2.36 GB          
    43     loginwindow               Shikarnov   0.0      27.2 MB         2.51 GB          
    45     KernelEventAgent          root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.35 GB          
    47     hidd                      root       0.0      3.0 MB          2.35 GB          
    48     fseventsd                 root       0.1      5.5 MB          2.38 GB          
    50     dynamic_pager             root       0.0      784 KB          2.32 GB          
    53     appleeventsd              _eppc      0.0      2.9 MB          2.37 GB          
    58     autofsd                   root       0.0      1.8 MB          2.35 GB          
    60     galileod                  root       0.0      3.5 MB          2.39 GB          
    61     DisplayLinkManager        root       2.7      40.9 MB         2.42 GB          
    62     iStatLocalDaemon          root       0.7      6.5 MB          3.20 GB          
    64     Little Snitch Daemon      root       0.1      13.9 MB         2.38 GB          
    67     coreservicesd             root       1.0      41.6 MB         2.40 GB          
    88     netbiosd                  _netbios   0.0      2.3 MB          2.36 GB          
    96     WindowServer              _windowser 9.0      177.2 MB        3.41 GB          
    108    networkd                  _networkd  0.1      1.2 MB          2.35 GB          
    113    rpcsvchost                root       0.0      2.9 MB          2.37 GB          
    117    CVMServer                 root       0.0      1.5 MB          2.41 GB          
    118    launchd                   _windowser 0.0      836 KB          2.36 GB          
    126    cfprefsd                  _windowser 0.0      1.0 MB          2.35 GB          
    133    backburnerManager         root       0.0      2.3 MB          623.3 MB         
    148    ocspd                     root       0.0      16.5 MB         2.38 GB          
    151    sh                        root       0.0      1.0 MB          2.32 GB          
    160    backburnerServer          root       0.0      1.5 MB          615.8 MB         
    168    ntpd                      root       0.0      1.3 MB          2.34 GB          
    169    SystemStarter             root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.35 GB          
    175    sh                        root       0.0      976 KB          2.32 GB          
    191    httpd                     root       0.0      10.6 MB         2.36 GB          
    196    httpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      988 KB          2.35 GB          
    197    httpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      1.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    198    httpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      1.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    199    httpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      1.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    200    httpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      1.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    201    httpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      1.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    237    logind                    root       0.0      1.8 MB          2.35 GB          
    270    sh                        root       0.0      1.0 MB          2.32 GB          
    271    coreaudiod                _coreaudio 0.0      7.8 MB          2.38 GB          
    522    launchd                   Shikarnov   0.2      1.7 MB          2.36 GB          
    538    UserEventAgent            Shikarnov   0.0      13.4 MB         2.39 GB          
    539    distnoted                 Shikarnov   0.1      4.6 MB          2.37 GB          
    541    cfprefsd                  Shikarnov   0.0      8.0 MB          2.36 GB          
    546    Little Snitch Agent       Shikarnov   0.8      10.6 MB         2.42 GB          
    570    pboard                    Shikarnov   0.0      948 KB          2.32 GB          
    576    mysqld                    Shikarnov   0.0      41.1 MB         2.55 GB          
    577    fontd                     Shikarnov   0.0      8.8 MB          2.40 GB          
    584    talagent                  Shikarnov   0.0      7.9 MB          2.39 GB          
    586    tccd                      Shikarnov   0.0      3.4 MB          2.37 GB          
    590    Little Snitch Network Mon Shikarnov   4.0      41.4 MB         2.58 GB          
    591    usernoted                 Shikarnov   0.0      3.6 MB          2.37 GB          
    594    SystemUIServer            Shikarnov   1.1      26.2 MB         2.50 GB          
    595    imklaunchagent            Shikarnov   0.0      3.3 MB          2.36 GB          
    596    PressAndHold              Shikarnov   0.0      11.8 MB         2.40 GB          
    598    CalendarAgent             Shikarnov   0.0      35.3 MB         2.39 GB          
    603    pbs                       Shikarnov   1.7      5.9 MB          2.36 GB          
    604    Dictation                 Shikarnov   0.0      14.1 MB         2.40 GB          
    607    apsd                      root       0.0      8.2 MB          2.37 GB          
    609    filecoordinationd         root       0.0      2.3 MB          2.35 GB          
    619    Notification Center       Shikarnov   0.0      20.5 MB         2.44 GB          
    623    imagent                   Shikarnov   0.0      6.2 MB          2.37 GB          
    624    helpd                     Shikarnov   0.0      2.2 MB          2.37 GB          
    626    AppleIDAuthAgent          Shikarnov   0.0      2.0 MB          2.35 GB          
    629    AirPort Base Station Agen Shikarnov   0.0      1.9 MB          2.35 GB          
    631    SIMBL Agent               Shikarnov   0.0      13.6 MB         18.44 GB         
    632    OSXvnc-server             Shikarnov   0.0      3.5 MB          654.5 MB         
    633    LogMeIn Menubar           Shikarnov   0.6      8.0 MB          724.7 MB         
    635    DisplayLinkUserAgent      Shikarnov   3.5      7.5 MB          2.38 GB          
    636    iStatLocal                Shikarnov   0.0      5.7 MB          2.37 GB          
    639    MediaFire Express         Shikarnov   0.9      23.5 MB         2.43 GB          
    641    Dock                      Shikarnov   0.0      91.4 MB         2.53 GB          
    643    Finder                    Shikarnov   0.1      39.7 MB         3.50 GB          
    644    TISwitcher                Shikarnov   0.0      6.7 MB          2.39 GB          
    645    accountsd                 Shikarnov   0.0      5.3 MB          2.37 GB          
    647    Skype                     Shikarnov   0.3      165.2 MB        996.0 MB         
    654    ManyCam                   Shikarnov   0.3      15.7 MB         788.7 MB         
    655    NetworkBrowserAgent       Shikarnov   0.0      4.7 MB          2.37 GB          
    656    cookied                   Shikarnov   0.0      13.3 MB         2.36 GB          
    657    Default Folder X Helper   Shikarnov   1.2      41.1 MB         735.3 MB         
    658    AAM Updates Notifier      Shikarnov   0.0      12.2 MB         710.9 MB         
    659    3DconnexionHelper         Shikarnov   0.0      8.9 MB          2.40 GB          
    661    OmniDazzle                Shikarnov   0.0      40.8 MB         2.54 GB          
    663    Trillian                  Shikarnov   0.1      76.3 MB         849.6 MB         
    664    BusyCalAlarm              Shikarnov   0.0      9.4 MB          2.41 GB          
    665    BusyCal                   Shikarnov   0.0      85.3 MB         2.59 GB          
    666    CVMCompiler               Shikarnov   0.0      27.0 MB         2.38 GB          
    667    Dropbox                   Shikarnov   1.1      44.1 MB         789.0 MB         
    668    Fitbit Connect Menubar He Shikarnov   0.4      10.7 MB         2.40 GB          
    669    xpcd                      Shikarnov   0.0      6.0 MB          2.37 GB          
    675    mf_daemon                 Shikarnov   0.4      9.8 MB          2.39 GB          
    679    iGlasses                  Shikarnov   0.0      15.5 MB         2.41 GB          
    682    MediaFire Express         Shikarnov   1.0      21.6 MB         2.43 GB          
    683    MediaFire Express         Shikarnov   0.6      33.2 MB         2.44 GB          
    687    lsboxd                    Shikarnov   0.1      3.1 MB          2.37 GB          
    690    VDCAssistant              root       0.0      5.3 MB          2.37 GB          
    695    TotalFinderCrashWatcher   Shikarnov   0.0      4.6 MB          2.37 GB          
    705    Default Folder X Agent    Shikarnov   0.0      10.5 MB         2.39 GB          
    707    com.apple.dock.extra      Shikarnov   0.0      24.3 MB         2.48 GB          
    708    com.apple.hiservices-xpcs Shikarnov   0.0      4.3 MB          2.35 GB          
    717    mdworker                  Shikarnov   0.0      8.4 MB          2.37 GB          
    718    launchd                   _spotlight 0.0      844 KB          2.36 GB          
    735    mdworker                  _spotlight 0.0      8.5 MB          2.38 GB          
    736    distnoted                 _spotlight 0.0      1.5 MB          2.37 GB          
    739    cfprefsd                  _spotlight 0.0      1.1 MB          2.35 GB          
    787    mdworker                  root       0.1      5.5 MB          2.36 GB          
    788    dbfseventsd               root       0.0      364 KB          582.7 MB         
    790    dbfseventsd               root       0.0      752 KB          590.7 MB         
    791    dbfseventsd               Shikarnov   0.0      168 KB          582.7 MB         
    846    Safari                    Shikarnov   0.0      171.3 MB        3.63 GB          
    851    Safari Web Content        Shikarnov   0.1      327.6 MB        3.90 GB          
    866    QTKitServer-(846) Safari  Shikarnov   0.0      4.3 MB          691.4 MB         
    884    AppleSpell.service        Shikarnov   0.0      8.6 MB          2.38 GB          
    906    System Preferences        Shikarnov   0.0      27.9 MB         2.48 GB          
    913    Terminal                  Shikarnov   0.0      21.6 MB         2.47 GB          
    917    login                     root       0.0      4.6 MB          2.35 GB          
    919    xpcd                      _coreaudio 0.0      4.6 MB          2.35 GB          
    921    com.apple.audio.SandboxHe _coreaudio 0.0      4.3 MB          2.35 GB          
    924    login                     root       0.0      4.6 MB          2.35 GB          
    925    bash                      Shikarnov   0.0      1.2 MB          2.32 GB          
    926    bash                      Shikarnov   0.0      1.2 MB          2.32 GB          
    940    mdworker                  Shikarnov   0.1      5.8 MB          2.36 GB          
    946    Activity Monitor          Shikarnov   23.8     31.7 MB         2.51 GB          
    950    activitymonitord          root       3.8      1.8 MB          2.33 GB          
    954    Quick Look Helper         Shikarnov   0.0      8.4 MB          2.88 GB
    In addition to the above, I routinely have Outlook, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop open, and sometimes a second instance of Skype.

    I use Onyx regularly, with little to show for it by way of improvements. And I'm considering getting an SSD (now that Crucial has 500GB models) to help improve the performance situation, but I can't help but wonder if that will just mask a larger problem.

    What do you guys think? Any advice here?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2

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    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 3.3GHz, 512GB Flash, 16GB memory, OS X.11.4.
    How much free space on the hard drive?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    245gb

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Specs:
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    Go into Recovery and run Repair Disk and see what it reports on the health of your hard drive.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Ha a similar set of problem. A 250 GB SSD did wonders!!

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