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Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Nguithi
yes, antiviruses don't go well with macs. I think...

yes, antiviruses don't go well with macs. I think it's something in the OS since it occurs in the latest update of mavericks and yosemite so I have to wait for apple to roll out more updates
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i performed a clean install and migrated my...

i performed a clean install and migrated my applications succesfully. they work, but I would like to move the prerences and internet history from the users/libary folder in the backup. I tried...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
thanks, i'll look into the temperature apps like...

thanks, i'll look into the temperature apps like istat pro. i saw a lot of dust when upgrading the mac, so i'll have to take care of it to. i think the culprit is the update i did, probably the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
thanks. i ended up having to erase the drive and...

thanks. i ended up having to erase the drive and back up, but it's cool. a first time back up takes long on its own, but with the system freezes every minute it's taking an ungodly amount of time. is...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-06-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i tried accessing some files in my back up...

i tried accessing some files in my back up through time machine but all the folders have a red circle and tell me i don't have permission to view the files. Is there a way to fix this?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i updated the software and the fan and beachball...

i updated the software and the fan and beachball problem came back. it's the oddest thing. the updates were an ibooks update, a safari 7.1 update and a security update with info here Apple security...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i typed in the name in the finder search bar and...

i typed in the name in the finder search bar and clicked the + button on the far right and selected 'system files' and 'are included'. I clicked the + button again and chose 'name' and 'match' and...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
sorry for the mix up, i used eset first [a long...

sorry for the mix up, i used eset first [a long time ago], then uninstalled it and switched to clamxav and sophos which ran at the same time. i read about issues with sophos and uninstalled it. i...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-04-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
are there any mac friendly versions of these...

are there any mac friendly versions of these programs? for the torrent stuff i use transmission, cleaning onyx and for the antivirus i tried sophos, clamxav, eset and avast
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
did the clean install. the beach balls haven't...

did the clean install. the beach balls haven't appeared and i managed to play large mp4 files with quick look from an ex. HD without any problems. there are some files missing from the most recent...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
yes it was running. I uninstalled it. I've...

yes it was running. I uninstalled it. I've decided to update to yosemite, it's the only thing i think might work since it uses less RAM
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-03-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i took some screenshots of the activity monitor...

i took some screenshots of the activity monitor when the freeze starts and stops. i can't trace the source of the freeze though

http://i61.tinypic.com/6r4k77.jpg
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-03-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i think i'll have to upgrade to yosemite. are...

i think i'll have to upgrade to yosemite. are there any problems i should look out for? any preference changes i should make?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i'll try and do without a a/v. are there any...

i'll try and do without a a/v. are there any programs that would interfere with the fan and the mac's temperature? the fan seems to work overtime and the mac starts to heat up right before the beach...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
ghostery is really good. avast has caught a few...

ghostery is really good. avast has caught a few threats, it doesn't hurt to have a small a/v than can scan, clean and quarantine
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-01-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i also did an extensive apple hardware test to...

i also did an extensive apple hardware test to make sure the theremal sensors were ok. no problems were found, which makes it stranger
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-01-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i got rid of avast and magican since onyx is...

i got rid of avast and magican since onyx is similar. i assume it can purge ram when it's nearly full and uninstall programs?
Since avast is out, can you recommend an antivirus that has web...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
yeah it's looking like i'll have to replace the...

yeah it's looking like i'll have to replace the entire machine. the old HD was failing the smart status test and was about to die which caused all the beach balls
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
i went through the onyx maintenance and cache...

i went through the onyx maintenance and cache cleaning. here were the plist files with issues

http://i58.tinypic.com/260af40.jpg

after cleaning the cache and restarting finder wouldn't load. an...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
Here is a scan of my mac, maybe this might help...

Here is a scan of my mac, maybe this might help out

Problem description:
System slow, freezing, beach balls

EtreCheck version: 2.0.8 (95)
Report generated October 31, 2014 at 9:36:48 AM GMT+3...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
there is something called kernel_task that seems...

there is something called kernel_task that seems to take up space compared to other programs. even after starting up it takes up about 500 MB. it's always at the top of activity monitor's list. is...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-30-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
The beach balls have reduced after the safe mode...

The beach balls have reduced after the safe mode boot and regular boot up. However when I play large media files like 720p and 1080p the videos freeze often. Finder relaunches it self for some...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
the transmission app seems to have a part to play...

the transmission app seems to have a part to play in the beach ball problem. the fan noise and freezing is not as frequent, but still happens. it doesn't take up that much memory according to the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
sometimes they appear after 30 mins, other times...

sometimes they appear after 30 mins, other times after every 2 secs [one beachball after another]. I use one account but I will make another one if it persists. I'll give safe mode a try. I re-placed...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-26-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nguithi
I apologize for the confusion. The beach balls...

I apologize for the confusion. The beach balls were occurring after the new hard drive and clean mavericks was installed. I had 4 GB at the time and was told that this was probably the cause of the...
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