I am having horrible kernel_task memory issues. I have an EtreCheck reoprt. Can someone help me unde

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I have been having terrible kernel_task memory issues lately. I downloaded EtreCheck. My report is below. I have no idea how to make heads and tails of it. Is there anything there that sticks out?


This week i downloaded the newest version of All2MP3 and it put MacKeeper on my computer. I deleted it but I wonder if it did something else. This problem started just about the time i downloaded it.





EtreCheck version: 5.3.2 (5034)


Report generated: 2019-07-21 00:45:33


Download EtreCheck from EtreCheck


Runtime: 2:18


Performance: Excellent


Sandbox: Enabled


Full drive access: Disabled




Problem: Computer is too slow


Description:


I get kernel_tasks taking up excessive amounts of memory. This week I


downloader the latest All2Mp3 and it installed MacKeeper (I think?), t


hat horrible app. Malwarebytes caught itbut I wonder if that app broug


ht other stuff. Ive since uninstalled it.




Major Issues: None




Minor Issues:


These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems or opportunities for improvement.




Configuration profiles present - This machine has configuration profiles. These are sometimes used by adware and malware.


Low disk space - This machine is running low on free hard drive space.


High battery cycle count - Your battery may be losing capacity.


Clean up - There are orphan files that could be removed.


Unsigned files - There are unsigned software files installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed.


System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.


Corrupt hosts file - Hosts file is corrupt.


32-bit Apps - This machine has 32-bits apps will not work after macOS 10.14 “Mojave”.


Limited drive access - More information may be available with Full Drive Access.




Hardware Information:


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)


MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro13,3


1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-6820HQ) CPU: 4-core


16 GB RAM - Not upgradeable


BANK 0/DIMM0 - 8 GB LPDDR3 2133 ok


BANK 1/DIMM0 - 8 GB LPDDR3 2133 ok


Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 1038




Video Information:


Intel HD Graphics 530 - VRAM: 1536 MB


Color LCD 3360 x 2100


AMD Radeon Pro 455 - VRAM: 2 GB




Drives:


disk0 - APPLE SSD SM0512L 500.28 GB (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)


Internal PCI-Express 8.0 GT/s x4 NVM Express


disk0s1 - EFI [EFI] 315 MB


disk0s2 [APFS Container] 499.96 GB


disk1 [APFS Virtual drive] 499.96 GB (Shared by 4 volumes)


disk1s1 - Macintosh HD (APFS) (Shared - 483.88 GB used)


disk1s2 - Preboot (APFS) [APFS Preboot] (Shared)


disk1s3 - Recovery (APFS) [Recovery] (Shared)


disk1s4 - VM (APFS) [APFS VM] (Shared - 1.07 GB used)




Mounted Volumes:


disk1s1 - Macintosh HD


499.96 GB (Shared - 483.88 GB used - 14.28 GB free)


APFS


Mount point: /




disk1s4 - VM [APFS VM]


499.96 GB (Shared - 1.07 GB used - 14.28 GB free)


APFS


Mount point: /private/var/vm




Network:


Interface usbmodem37: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 8


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem36: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 7


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem35: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 6


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem34: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 5


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem33: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 4


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem144441: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 3


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem144451: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 2


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14421: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1441: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 31


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1461: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 30


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14141: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 29


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14171: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 28


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem45: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 27


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem44: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 26


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem31: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 25


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem30: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 24


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem29: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 23


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem28: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 22


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem27: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 21


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem26: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 20


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem25: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 19


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem24: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 18


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem23: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 17


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem22: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 16


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem21: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 15


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem20: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 14


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 13


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem13: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 12


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem12: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 11


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem11: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 10


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14121: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 9


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14161: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 8


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14151: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 7


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14111: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 6


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1421: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 5


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14251: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 4


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14211: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 3


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14571: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680 2


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14541: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SCH-U680


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14531: SAMSUNG CDMA Technologies 6


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1451: SAMSUNG CDMA Technologies 5


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14521: SAMSUNG CDMA Technologies 4


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1411: SAMSUNG CDMA Technologies 3


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem145311: SAMSUNG CDMA Technologies 2


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem145111: SAMSUNG CDMA Technologies


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface lpss-serial1: LPSS Serial Adapter (1)


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface lpss-serial2: LPSS Serial Adapter (2)


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14601: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 9


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14401: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 10


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14101: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 11


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem14501: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 12


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem144401: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 13


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1443601: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 14


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem1463601: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 15


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem145301: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 16


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem144301: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 17


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem141301: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 18


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem146401: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 19


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem146301: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 20


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface usbmodem145401: OEMSAMSUNG_Brew_SM-B690V 21


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface en6: Thunderbolt Ethernet


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface en9: iPad


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface fw0: Thunderbolt FireWire


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface en0: Wi-Fi


802.11 a/b/g/n/ac


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS


Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge 2


Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS




System Software:


macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226)


Time since boot: Less than an hour




Configuration Files:


File /etc/sudoers size: Found 1302 B but expected 1563 B


/etc/hosts - Count: 0 - Corrupt!




Configuration Profiles:


This computer has configuration profiles installed.




Notifications:


Notifications not available without Full Drive Access.




Security:


Gatekeeper: Enabled


System Integrity Protection: Enabled




Antivirus apps: MalwareBytes




Unsigned Files:


Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist


Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5ServiceManager/CS5ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS5ServiceManager -launchedbylogin


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.fpsaud.plist


Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash Player Install Manager/fpsaud


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist


Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist


Executable: /Applications/Epson Software/Event Manager.app/Contents/Resources/Assistants/Event Manager/EEventManager.app/Contents/MacOS/EEventManager


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist


Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp/UWA/UpdaterStartupUtility -mode=logon


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist


Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SwitchBoard/SwitchBoard.app/Contents/MacOS/launch.switchboard


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist


Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.m-audio.firewire.helper.plist


Executable: /Library/StartupItems/M-Audio FireWire Audio Helper/M-Audio FireWire Device Helper start


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist


Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist


Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool


Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK




Login Item: /Applications/Caffeine.app


Login Item: /Library/Printers/Canon/IJScanner/Utilities/Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2.app


Login Item: /Applications/RescueTime.app


Login Item: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Transfer/Android File Transfer Agent.app


Login Item: /Applications/stretchly.app


Login Item: /Applications/Datacolor/Spyder5Pro/Support/SpyderUtility.app


Login Item: /Applications/Alarm Clock.app




32-bit Applications:


82 32-bit apps




Kernel Extensions:


/Applications/TemperatureMonitor.app


BRESINKx86Monitoring.kext (8.0)




/Applications/Toast 11 Titanium/Spin Doctor.app


Terminus.kext (4)




/Applications/Toast 11 Titanium/Toast Titanium.app


RoxioBluRaySupport.kext (1.1.6)


TDIXController.kext (2.0)




/Applications/Utilities/DiskWarrior.app


DiskWarriorPreview.kext (4.3)




/Applications/zoom.us.app


ZoomAudioDevice.kext (1.1 - SDK 10.8)




/Library/Extensions


Soundflower.kext (MATT INGALLS, 2.0b2 - SDK 10.10)


Dropbox.kext (Dropbox, Inc., 1.8.8 - SDK 10.11)


TelestreamAudio.kext (Telestream Inc., 1.1.1 - SDK 10.8)




/System/Library/Extensions


RenReceiverUSBDriver.kext (2.1)


M-AudioFireWireBeBoB.kext (1.10.5)


MicrosoftKeyboard.kext (6.3)


MicrosoftMouse.kext (6.3)


MotMobileUSB.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)


SATSMARTDriver.kext (Kirill Luzanov, 0.8.1 - SDK 10.6)




/System/Library/Extensions/MicrosoftKeyboard.kext/Contents/PlugIns


MicrosoftKeyboardBluetooth.kext (6.3)


MicrosoftKeyboardUSB.kext (6.3)




/System/Library/Extensions/MicrosoftMouse.kext/Contents/PlugIns


MicrosoftMouseBluetooth.kext (6.3)


MicrosoftMouseUSB.kext (6.3)




/System/Library/Extensions/MotMobileUSB.kext/Contents/PlugIns


MotMobileMS.kext (1.0.0 - SDK 10.5)


MotMobileMTP.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)


MotMobileUSBLAN.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)


MotMobileUSBLANMerge.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)


MotMobileUSBSwch.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)




Startup Items:


Jaksta Path: /Library/StartupItems/Jaksta


M-Audio FireWire Audio Helper Path: /Library/StartupItems/M-Audio FireWire Audio Helper


Executor Path: /Library/StartupItems/Executor




System Launch Agents:


[Not Loaded] 15 Apple tasks


[Loaded] 170 Apple tasks


[Running] 116 Apple tasks




System Launch Daemons:


[Not Loaded] 37 Apple tasks


[Loaded] 177 Apple tasks


[Running] 121 Apple tasks




Launch Agents:


[Not Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? ffb65062 - installed 2011-09-23)


[Loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist (? 40cdc1ff - installed 2011-09-23)


[Other] com.avid.ApplicationManager.plist (? 15a48a0 - installed 2017-06-26)


[Running] com.cpen.CPenCoreStartup.plist (? de4d03c2 - installed 2014-01-14)


[Running] com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist (? cd93600d - installed 2013-04-17)


[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-09)


[Loaded] com.google.keystone.xpcservice.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-09)


[Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.frontend.agent.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-10)


[Other] com.motorola.motohelper.plist (? f4042d6c - installed 2011-09-14)


[Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 4d100cc9 - installed 2019-07-04)


[Other] com.softraid.SoftRAIDMonitor.plist (? 82234f66 - installed 2017-03-03)




Launch Daemons:


[Running] com.80pct.FreedomHelper.plist (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation - installed 2019-05-14)


[Running] com.aaa.windscribe.OVPNHelper.plist (Windscribe Limited - installed 2018-08-05)


[Loaded] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist (? 68cad67 - installed 2011-09-23)


[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (? 2afb3af7 - installed 2017-03-24)


[Loaded] com.avid.bsd.shoetoolv120.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2017-09-14)


[Running] com.avid.hub.service.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2017-05-23)


[Running] com.avid.transport.client.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2017-05-23)


[Loaded] com.barebones.authd.plist (? 7d7988a6 - installed 2012-06-06)


[Running] com.bombich.ccchelper.plist (Bombich Software, Inc. - installed 2019-05-29)


[Loaded] com.coriolis-systems.Downloader.install.plist (Coriolis Systems Limited - installed 2014-09-17)


[Other] com.crashplan.engine.plist (? d111894a - installed 2015-07-06)


[Loaded] com.fxfactory.FxFactory.helper.plist (Noise Industries, LLC - installed 2017-08-25)


[Loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-09)


[Running] com.m-audio.firewire.helper.plist (? e77e67ed - installed 2011-12-14)


[Loaded] com.malwarebytes.HelperTool.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2016-11-14)


[Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.rtprotection.daemon.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-29)


[Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.settings.daemon.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-10)


[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2019-04-15)


[Other] com.motorola-mobility.mmcfgd.plist (? ab5fc842 - installed 2011-06-14)


[Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? e3fefdd2 - installed 2019-07-04)


[Running] com.paceap.eden.licensed.plist (? c6a7bebe - installed 2017-03-16)


[Other] com.prey.agent.plist (? 48ab6a51 - installed 2015-10-13)


[Other] com.prey.trigger.plist (? b8b8e8b0 - installed 2016-10-12)


[Loaded] com.prosofteng.DriveGenius.locum.plist (? d39b1525 - installed 2013-05-17)


[Loaded] com.rogueamoeba.aceagent.plist (Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC - installed 2019-04-04)


[Other] com.softraid.softraidd.plist (? 39d3366c - installed 2017-03-03)


[Other] com.spotflux.Spotflux.tun.plist (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)


[Loaded] com.tunnelbear.mac.tbeard.plist (TunnelBear, Inc. - installed 2018-08-05)


[Not Loaded] org.eyebeam.SelfControl.plist (Charlie Stigler - installed 2019-03-25)




User Launch Agents:


[Other] com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-***@***-SharedServices.Agent.plist (? 0 - installed 2010-02-03)


[Loaded] com.digitalrebellion.PreferenceManagerAutoSave.plist (Digital Rebellion, LLC - installed 2018-06-10)


[Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2019-02-13)


[Other] com.facebook.videochat.***.plist (Apple - installed 2014-08-10)


[Other] com.lastpass.LastPassHelper.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-11-20)


[Other] com.pia.pia_manager.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-04-25)


[Loaded] com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist (Skype Communications S.a.r.l - installed 2017-11-15)




User Login Items:


Alarm Clock.app (? - installed 2012-06-16)


(Application - /Applications/Alarm Clock.app)




Backup and Sync.app (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-06-27)


(Application - /Applications/Backup and Sync.app)




Caffeine.app (? - installed 2010-03-12)


(Application - /Applications/Caffeine.app)




CheatSheet.app (Stefan Fuerst - installed 2019-07-11)


(Application - /Applications/CheatSheet.app)




SpyderUtility.app (? - installed 2018-02-03)


(Application - /Applications/Datacolor/Spyder5Pro/Support/SpyderUtility.app)




Evernote Helper (Evernote - installed 2018-12-10)


(Modern Login Item - /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/EvernoteHelper.app)




EvernoteHelper.app (Evernote - installed 2018-12-10)


(Application - /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/EvernoteHelper.app)




Freedom.app (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation - installed 2019-07-10)


(Application - /Applications/Freedom.app)




I Love Stars.app (App Store - installed 2017-10-03)


(Application - /Applications/I Love Stars.app)




GmailNotifrHelper (App Store - installed 2015-08-31)


(Modern Login Item - /Applications/Mail Notifr.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/GmailNotifrHelper.app)




RescueTime.app (? - installed 2016-04-12)


(Application - /Applications/RescueTime.app)




StartUpHelper (Spotify - installed 2018-10-30)


(Modern Login Item - /Applications/Spotify.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/StartUpHelper.app)




stretchly.app (? - installed 2018-01-01)


(Application - /Applications/stretchly.app)




Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2.app (? - installed 2018-03-30)


(Application - /Library/Printers/Canon/IJScanner/Utilities/Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2.app)




Android File Transfer Agent.app (? - installed 2018-10-16)


(Application - ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Transfer/Android File Transfer Agent.app)




Internet Plug-ins:


o1dbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (? - installed 2015-12-18)


nplastpass: 4.1.2 (? - installed 2017-11-20)


OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: 12.3.6 (? - installed 2014-05-13)


Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: 2.3.8.1 (? - installed 2011-01-13)


SlingPlayer: (? - installed 2013-09-23)


Silverlight: 5.1.41212.0 (? - installed 2016-03-31)


FlashPlayer-10.6: 25.0.0.148 (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-04-18)


Flash Player: 25.0.0.148 (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-04-18)


iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (Apple - installed 2010-04-03)


googletalkbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (? - installed 2015-12-11)


AdobePDFViewer: 9.4.1 (? - installed 2012-06-16)


JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 221 build 11 (? - installed 2019-07-16)




Audio Plug-ins:


AirPlay: 2.0 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)


BridgeAudioSP: 5.39 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)


iSightAudio: 7.7.3 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)


ACE: 10.0.1 (Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC - installed 2019-06-27)


AppleAVBAudio: 740.1 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)


InstantOn: 10.0.1 (? - installed 2019-06-27)


BluetoothAudioPlugIn: 6.0.11 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)


AppleTimeSyncAudioClock: 1.0 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)




Safari Extensions:


1Password Safari Extension Companion - App Store (installed 2017-11-03)




3rd Party Preference Panes:


CPenCore (installed 2015-06-29)


Flash Player (installed 2017-03-24)


Flip4Mac WMV (installed 2011-01-13)


Java (installed 2019-07-16)


PreferencesPane (installed 2011-12-14)


MacFUSE (installed 2011-08-27)


Microsoft Keyboard (installed 2012-06-16)


Microsoft Mouse (installed 2012-06-16)


NTFS-3G (installed 2010-10-11)


Perian (installed 2011-07-23)


Xmarks for Safari (installed 2011-04-05)




Time Machine:


Time Machine information not available without Full Drive Access.




Performance:


System Load: 7.40 (1 min ago) 42.11 (5 min ago) 49.25 (15 min ago)


Nominal I/O speed: 7.29 MB/s


File system: 27.65 seconds


Write speed: 292 MB/s


Read speed: 2455 MB/s




Top Processes Snapshot by Memory:


Process (count) RAM usage (Source - Location)


EtreCheck 797 MB (App Store)


Google Chrome 363 MB (Google, Inc.)


Activity Monitor 341 MB (Apple)


mdworker_shared (11) 281 MB (Apple)


Finder 238 MB (Apple)




Top Processes Snapshot by Network Use:


Process Input / Output (Source - Location)


Other processes 9 MB / 866 KB (?)


Freedom 4 KB / 2 KB (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation)


SystemUIServer 0 B / 64 B (Apple)


routined 0 B / 0 B (Apple)


NotificationCenter 0 B / 0 B (Apple)




Virtual Memory Information:


Physical RAM: 16 GB




Free RAM: 2.58 GB


Used RAM: 7.68 GB


Cached files: 5.74 GB




Available RAM: 8.32 GB


Swap Used: 0 B




Software Installs (past 30 days):


Install Date Name (Version)


2019-06-24 Soundflower


2019-06-28 Cleaner-App (7.1)


2019-06-28 MediaInfo (19.04)


2019-07-16 Java 8 Update 221


2019-07-18 Gatekeeper Configuration Data (172)


2019-07-19 MRTConfigData (1.47)


2019-07-21 EtreCheck (5.3.2)




Clean up:


/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prey.agent.plist


/usr/lib/prey/current/bin/prey


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.crashplan.engine.plist


/Applications/CrashPlan.app/Contents/MacOS/CrashPlanService


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchAgents/com.motorola.motohelper.plist


/Library/Application Support/Motorola Mobility/MotoHelper.app/Contents/Resources/MotoHelperDaemon


Executable not found


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-***@***-SharedServices.Agent.plist


/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/OSServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/CSConfigDotMacCert


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.softraid.softraidd.plist


softraidd


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchAgents/com.softraid.SoftRAIDMonitor.plist


/Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext/Contents/Resources/SoftRAID_Monitor.app/Contents/MacOS/SoftRAID_Monitor


Executable not found


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.pia.pia_manager.plist


/Applications/Private Internet Access.app/Contents/MacOS/startup.sh


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.motorola-mobility.mmcfgd.plist


/Library/Application Support/Motorola Mobility/MotNetConfig/mmcfgd


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchAgents/com.avid.ApplicationManager.plist


/Applications/Avid/Application Manager/AvidApplicationManager.app/Contents/MacOS/AvidApplicationManager


Executable not found


/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prey.trigger.plist


/usr/share/prey/platform/mac/prey-trigger.py


Executable not found


~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.lastpass.LastPassHelper.plist


~/Library/Application Support/LastPass/LastPassHelper.app/Contents/MacOS/LastPassHelper


Executable not found






Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):


Directory /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports is not accessible.


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I ran it again while it was having one of those kernel episode and got this report too......




EtreCheck version: 5.3.2 (5034)
Report generated: 2019-07-21 01:08:56
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Runtime: 8:54
Performance: Below Average
Sandbox: Enabled
Full drive access: Disabled

Problem: Beachballing

Major Issues:
Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.
Runaway process - A process is using a large percentage of your CPU.

Minor Issues:
These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems or opportunities for improvement.
Low disk space - This machine is running low on free hard drive space.
High battery cycle count - Your battery may be losing capacity.
Clean up - There are orphan files that could be removed.
Unsigned files - There are unsigned software files installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed.
System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.
Low performance - EtreCheck report took over 5 minutes to run. This is unusual.
Corrupt hosts file - Hosts file is corrupt.
32-bit Apps - This machine has 32-bits apps will not work after macOS 10.14 “Mojave”.
Limited drive access - More information may be available with Full Drive Access.

Hardware Information:
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro13,3
1 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-6820HQ) CPU: 4-core
16 RAM - Not upgradeable
BANK 0/DIMM0 - 8 GB LPDDR3 2133 ok
BANK 1/DIMM0 - 8 GB LPDDR3 2133 ok
Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 1038

Video Information:
Intel HD Graphics 530 - VRAM: 1536 MB
AMD Radeon Pro 455 - VRAM: 2 GB
Color LCD 3360 x 2100
SyncMaster 1680 x 1050

Drives:
disk0 - APPLE SSD SM0512L 500.28 GB (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)
Internal PCI-Express 8.0 GT/s x4 NVM Express
disk0s1 - EFI [EFI] 315 MB
disk0s2 [APFS Container] 499.96 GB
disk1 [APFS Virtual drive] 499.96 GB (Shared by 4 volumes)
disk1s1 - Macintosh HD (APFS) (Shared - 483.91 GB used)
disk1s2 - Preboot (APFS) [APFS Preboot] (Shared)
disk1s3 - Recovery (APFS) [Recovery] (Shared)
disk1s4 - VM (APFS) [APFS VM] (Shared - 1.07 GB used)

Mounted Volumes:
disk1s1 - Macintosh HD
499.96 GB (Shared - 483.91 GB used - 14.25 GB free)
APFS
Mount point: /

disk1s4 - VM [APFS VM]
499.96 GB (Shared - 1.07 GB used - 14.25 GB free)
APFS
Mount point: /private/var/vm

System Software:
macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226)
Time since boot: Less than an hour

Configuration Files:
File /etc/sudoers size: Found 1302 B but expected 1563 B
/etc/hosts - Count: 0 - Corrupt!

Notifications:
Notifications not available without Full Drive Access.

Security:
System Status
Gatekeeper: Enabled
System Integrity Protection: Enabled

Antivirus apps: MalwareBytes

Unsigned Files:
Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.m-audio.firewire.helper.plist
Executable: /Library/StartupItems/M-Audio FireWire Audio Helper/M-Audio FireWire Device Helper start
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.fpsaud.plist
Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash Player Install Manager/fpsaud
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist
Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist
Executable: /Applications/Epson Software/Event Manager.app/Contents/Resources/Assistants/Event Manager/EEventManager.app/Contents/MacOS/EEventManager
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist
Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SwitchBoard/SwitchBoard.app/Contents/MacOS/launch.switchboard
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist
Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5ServiceManager/CS5ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS5ServiceManager -launchedbylogin
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist
Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist
Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp/UWA/UpdaterStartupUtility -mode=logon
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist
Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist
Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool
Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Login Item: /Applications/Caffeine.app
Login Item: /Library/Printers/Canon/IJScanner/Utilities/Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2.app
Login Item: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Transfer/Android File Transfer Agent.app
Login Item: /Applications/RescueTime.app
Login Item: /Applications/stretchly.app
Login Item: /Applications/Datacolor/Spyder5Pro/Support/SpyderUtility.app
Login Item: /Applications/Alarm Clock.app

32-bit Applications:
20 32-bit apps

Kernel Extensions:
/Applications/TemperatureMonitor.app
BRESINKx86Monitoring.kext (8.0)

/Library/Extensions
Soundflower.kext (2.0b2 - SDK 10.10)
Dropbox.kext (1.8.8 - SDK 10.11)
TelestreamAudio.kext (1.1.1 - SDK 10.8)

/System/Library/Extensions
RenReceiverUSBDriver.kext (2.1)
M-AudioFireWireBeBoB.kext (1.10.5)
MicrosoftKeyboard.kext (6.3)
MicrosoftMouse.kext (6.3)
MotMobileUSB.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)
SATSMARTDriver.kext (0.8.1 - SDK 10.6)

/System/Library/Extensions/MicrosoftKeyboard.kext/Contents/PlugIns
MicrosoftKeyboardBluetooth.kext (6.3)
MicrosoftKeyboardUSB.kext (6.3)

/System/Library/Extensions/MicrosoftMouse.kext/Contents/PlugIns
MicrosoftMouseBluetooth.kext (6.3)
MicrosoftMouseUSB.kext (6.3)

/System/Library/Extensions/MotMobileUSB.kext/Contents/PlugIns
MotMobileMS.kext (1.0.0 - SDK 10.5)
MotMobileMTP.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)
MotMobileUSBLAN.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)
MotMobileUSBLANMerge.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)
MotMobileUSBSwch.kext (1.1.7 - SDK 10.5)

Startup Items:
Jaksta Path: /Library/StartupItems/Jaksta
M-Audio FireWire Audio Helper Path: /Library/StartupItems/M-Audio FireWire Audio Helper
Executor Path: /Library/StartupItems/Executor

System Launch Agents:
[Not Loaded] 15 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 168 Apple tasks
[Running] 118 Apple tasks

System Launch Daemons:
[Not Loaded] 37 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 177 Apple tasks
[Running] 121 Apple tasks

Launch Agents:
[Not Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? ffb65062 - installed 2011-09-23)
[Loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist (? 40cdc1ff - installed 2011-09-23)
[Other] com.avid.ApplicationManager.plist (? 15a48a0 - installed 2017-06-26)
[Running] com.cpen.CPenCoreStartup.plist (? de4d03c2 - installed 2014-01-14)
[Running] com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist (? cd93600d - installed 2013-04-17)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-09)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.xpcservice.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-09)
[Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.frontend.agent.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-10)
[Other] com.motorola.motohelper.plist (? f4042d6c - installed 2011-09-14)
[Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 4d100cc9 - installed 2019-07-04)
[Other] com.softraid.SoftRAIDMonitor.plist (? 82234f66 - installed 2017-03-03)

Launch Daemons:
[Running] com.80pct.FreedomHelper.plist (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation - installed 2019-05-14)
[Running] com.aaa.windscribe.OVPNHelper.plist (Windscribe Limited - installed 2018-08-05)
[Loaded] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist (? 68cad67 - installed 2011-09-23)
[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (? 2afb3af7 - installed 2017-03-24)
[Loaded] com.avid.bsd.shoetoolv120.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2017-09-14)
[Running] com.avid.hub.service.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2017-05-23)
[Running] com.avid.transport.client.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2017-05-23)
[Loaded] com.barebones.authd.plist (? 7d7988a6 - installed 2012-06-06)
[Running] com.bombich.ccchelper.plist (Bombich Software, Inc. - installed 2019-05-29)
[Loaded] com.coriolis-systems.Downloader.install.plist (Coriolis Systems Limited - installed 2014-09-17)
[Other] com.crashplan.engine.plist (? d111894a - installed 2015-07-06)
[Loaded] com.fxfactory.FxFactory.helper.plist (Noise Industries, LLC - installed 2017-08-25)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-05-09)
[Running] com.m-audio.firewire.helper.plist (? e77e67ed - installed 2011-12-14)
[Loaded] com.malwarebytes.HelperTool.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2016-11-14)
[Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.rtprotection.daemon.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-29)
[Running] com.malwarebytes.mbam.settings.daemon.plist (Malwarebytes Corporation - installed 2019-05-10)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2019-04-15)
[Other] com.motorola-mobility.mmcfgd.plist (? ab5fc842 - installed 2011-06-14)
[Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? e3fefdd2 - installed 2019-07-04)
[Running] com.paceap.eden.licensed.plist (? c6a7bebe - installed 2017-03-16)
[Other] com.prey.agent.plist (? 48ab6a51 - installed 2015-10-13)
[Other] com.prey.trigger.plist (? b8b8e8b0 - installed 2016-10-12)
[Loaded] com.prosofteng.DriveGenius.locum.plist (? d39b1525 - installed 2013-05-17)
[Loaded] com.rogueamoeba.aceagent.plist (Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC - installed 2019-04-04)
[Other] com.softraid.softraidd.plist (? 39d3366c - installed 2017-03-03)
[Other] com.spotflux.Spotflux.tun.plist (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)
[Loaded] com.tunnelbear.mac.tbeard.plist (TunnelBear, Inc. - installed 2018-08-05)
[Not Loaded] org.eyebeam.SelfControl.plist (Charlie Stigler - installed 2019-03-25)

User Launch Agents:
[Other] com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-***@***-SharedServices.Agent.plist (? 0 - installed 2010-02-03)
[Loaded] com.digitalrebellion.PreferenceManagerAutoSave.plist (Digital Rebellion, LLC - installed 2018-06-10)
[Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2019-02-13)
[Other] com.facebook.videochat.***.plist (Apple - installed 2014-08-10)
[Other] com.lastpass.LastPassHelper.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-11-20)
[Other] com.pia.pia_manager.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-04-25)
[Loaded] com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist (Skype Communications S.a.r.l - installed 2017-11-15)

User Login Items:
2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword4-helper (AgileBits Inc. - installed 2017-11-25)
(Modern Login Item - /Applications/1Password 6.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword4-helper.app)

Alarm Clock.app (? - installed 2012-06-16)
(Application - /Applications/Alarm Clock.app)

Backup and Sync.app (Google, Inc. - installed 2019-06-27)
(Application - /Applications/Backup and Sync.app)

Caffeine.app (? - installed 2010-03-12)
(Application - /Applications/Caffeine.app)

CheatSheet.app (Stefan Fuerst - installed 2019-07-11)
(Application - /Applications/CheatSheet.app)

SpyderUtility.app (? - installed 2018-02-03)
(Application - /Applications/Datacolor/Spyder5Pro/Support/SpyderUtility.app)

Evernote Helper (Evernote - installed 2018-12-10)
(Modern Login Item - /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/EvernoteHelper.app)

EvernoteHelper.app (Evernote - installed 2018-12-10)
(Application - /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/EvernoteHelper.app)

Freedom.app (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation - installed 2019-07-10)
(Application - /Applications/Freedom.app)

I Love Stars.app (App Store - installed 2017-10-03)
(Application - /Applications/I Love Stars.app)

GmailNotifrHelper (App Store - installed 2015-08-31)
(Modern Login Item - /Applications/Mail Notifr.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/GmailNotifrHelper.app)

RescueTime.app (? - installed 2016-04-12)
(Application - /Applications/RescueTime.app)

StartUpHelper (Spotify - installed 2018-10-30)
(Modern Login Item - /Applications/Spotify.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/StartUpHelper.app)

stretchly.app (? - installed 2018-01-01)
(Application - /Applications/stretchly.app)

Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2.app (? - installed 2018-03-30)
(Application - /Library/Printers/Canon/IJScanner/Utilities/Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector2.app)

Android File Transfer Agent.app (? - installed 2018-10-16)
(Application - ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Transfer/Android File Transfer Agent.app)

Internet Plug-ins:
o1dbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (? - installed 2015-12-18)
nplastpass: 4.1.2 (? - installed 2017-11-20)
OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: 12.3.6 (? - installed 2014-05-13)
Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: 2.3.8.1 (? - installed 2011-01-13)
SlingPlayer: (? - installed 2013-09-23)
Silverlight: 5.1.41212.0 (? - installed 2016-03-31)
FlashPlayer-10.6: 25.0.0.148 (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-04-18)
Flash Player: 25.0.0.148 (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-04-18)
iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (Apple - installed 2010-04-03)
googletalkbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (? - installed 2015-12-11)
AdobePDFViewer: 9.4.1 (? - installed 2012-06-16)
JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 221 build 11 (? - installed 2019-07-16)

Audio Plug-ins:
AirPlay: 2.0 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)
BridgeAudioSP: 5.39 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)
iSightAudio: 7.7.3 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)
ACE: 10.0.1 (Rogue Amoeba Software, LLC - installed 2019-06-27)
AppleAVBAudio: 740.1 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)
InstantOn: 10.0.1 (? - installed 2019-06-27)
BluetoothAudioPlugIn: 6.0.11 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)
AppleTimeSyncAudioClock: 1.0 (Apple - installed 2019-03-21)

Safari Extensions:
1Password Safari Extension Companion - App Store (installed 2017-11-03)

3rd Party Preference Panes:
CPenCore (installed 2015-06-29)
Flash Player (installed 2017-03-24)
Flip4Mac WMV (installed 2011-01-13)
Java (installed 2019-07-16)
PreferencesPane (installed 2011-12-14)
MacFUSE (installed 2011-08-27)
Microsoft Keyboard (installed 2012-06-16)
Microsoft Mouse (installed 2012-06-16)
NTFS-3G (installed 2010-10-11)
Perian (installed 2011-07-23)
Xmarks for Safari (installed 2011-04-05)

Time Machine:
Time Machine information not available without Full Drive Access.

Performance:
System Load: 118.48 (1 min ago) 61.19 (5 min ago) 44.10 (15 min ago)
Nominal I/O speed: 7.44 MB/s
File system: 94.53 seconds
Write speed: 111 MB/s
Read speed: 1698 MB/s

CPU Usage Snapshot:
Type Overall
System 17 %
User 21 %
Idle 63 %

Top Processes Snapshot by CPU:
Process (count) CPU (Source - Location)
Other processes 211.31 % (?)
Google Chrome 48.42 % (Google, Inc.)
Logic Pro X 16.91 % (App Store)
EtreCheck 8.27 % (App Store)
Activity Monitor 3.80 % (Apple)

Top Processes Snapshot by Memory:
Process (count) RAM usage (Source - Location)
EtreCheck 1.10 GB (App Store)
Logic Pro X 808 MB (App Store)
Google Chrome 389 MB (Google, Inc.)
Finder 247 MB (Apple)
Backup and Sync 180 MB (Google, Inc.)

Top Processes Snapshot by Network Use:
Process (count) Input / Output (Source - Location)
Other processes 9 MB / 444 KB (?)
Freedom 6 KB / 3 KB (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation)
SystemUIServer 0 B / 64 B (Apple)
routined 0 B / 0 B (Apple)
NotificationCenter 0 B / 0 B (Apple)

Virtual Memory Information:
Physical RAM: 16 GB

Free RAM: 31 MB
Used RAM: 10.34 GB
Cached files: 5.63 GB

Available RAM: 5.66 GB
Swap Used: 0 B

Software Installs (past 30 days):
Install Date Name (Version)
2019-06-24 Soundflower
2019-06-28 Cleaner-App (7.1)
2019-06-28 MediaInfo (19.04)
2019-07-16 Java 8 Update 221
2019-07-18 Gatekeeper Configuration Data (172)
2019-07-19 MRTConfigData (1.47)
2019-07-21 EtreCheck (5.3.2)

Clean up:
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.avid.ApplicationManager.plist
/Applications/Avid/Application Manager/AvidApplicationManager.app/Contents/MacOS/AvidApplicationManager
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.softraid.softraidd.plist
softraidd
Executable not found
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.CSConfigDotMacCert-***@***-SharedServices.Agent.plist
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/OSServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/CSConfigDotMacCert
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.motorola.motohelper.plist
/Library/Application Support/Motorola Mobility/MotoHelper.app/Contents/Resources/MotoHelperDaemon
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prey.trigger.plist
/usr/share/prey/platform/mac/prey-trigger.py
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.crashplan.engine.plist
/Applications/CrashPlan.app/Contents/MacOS/CrashPlanService
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.motorola-mobility.mmcfgd.plist
/Library/Application Support/Motorola Mobility/MotNetConfig/mmcfgd
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.softraid.SoftRAIDMonitor.plist
/Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext/Contents/Resources/SoftRAID_Monitor.app/Contents/MacOS/SoftRAID_Monitor
Executable not found
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.pia.pia_manager.plist
/Applications/Private Internet Access.app/Contents/MacOS/startup.sh
Executable not found
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.lastpass.LastPassHelper.plist
~/Library/Application Support/LastPass/LastPassHelper.app/Contents/MacOS/LastPassHelper
Executable not found
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prey.agent.plist
/usr/lib/prey/current/bin/prey
Executable not found


Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):
Directory /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports is not accessible.
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I have been having terrible kernel_task memory issues lately.
What do you mean by "issues?" How is this actually affecting your computer use? Is it slow, stopped, what? What tells you that you have these issues? I did notice that your internal drive is really quite full, you might try moving some things off to an external to make more free space.
 
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The issues are I have only 3 or 2 % of idle space in the CPU graph, and as a result, when I try to record music, it gets all messed up.

I'll try booting in safe mode. Let's say I do that and the problem disappears.....how do I begin figuring out which apps it might be?

As far as hard drive space, yeah, I'll clear some up. It can't help.
 

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There is always a brisk discussion about the minimum Free Space you should have on the Mac's Internal Drive (an SSD in your case).

Some say 10%, others 20%; but I think everyone would accept that having just under 3% of free disk space is way too small for normal working of the SSD and the macOS.

I am simply endorsing Jake's remark on the same subject. In practical terms, you need to get at least 45-50GB off your Internal SSD. Some would argue a lot more than that.

Apart from having a large number of Login Items (mentioned by Bob), no major issues are being detected. Thus clearing 50GB++ off your SSD may be all that is needed.:)

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Sounds good. I'll try. FWIW, Im pretty sure my drive is not SSD. Not sure if that helps diagnosing anything.
 
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Your report says it's SSD. I would also endorse Bob's suggestion in Post #3. Use the "-" button to delete some of your login stuff that maybe you don't need loaded at login. All of that stuff takes up memory right from the beginning.
 
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1) Not enough hard drive space
2) Way more applications/daemons/startups/extensions than the average user has. (more things running means kernel_task will be larger)
3) A Samsung Brew USB modem with poorly written software that is continuously respawning (restarting itself with a new connection ID)
4) you've tried deleting some apps by dragging to the trash instead of running the uninstaller, leaving junk (which may or may not be still running)
HTH
 
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I wonder if it's MacKeeper cause I've had this much hard drive space for a while but havent had this problem.

That said.....

1 - I reduced the number of start up extensions. Anything else I can stop vis-a-vis damons?

3 - I am not even using a Samsung brew modem. How do I stop that software?

4 - I deleted MacKeeper with MalwareBytes. I am trying this github thing but it isnt working. I've saved the file on my MBP as "mackeeper.sh" and when I put in the terminal "chmod +x mackeeper.sh
" then i get the answer "No such file or directory"
 

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It seems like there might also be some potentially conflicting/extraneous stuff there as well. For example: In the Cleanup section of the reportt there are a couple of items listed for LastPass. In the Safari Extensions section an extension for OnePassword is shown. Things like that might not be conflicting with each other but having both leaves some extraneous files around.
 
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So, I started up in safe mode.....and the kernel problem persisted. I cleaned up nearly 10% of the HD and turned off some of the background apps too.

Any thoughts on what the issue might be if it also happened when I was in safe mode?

(Thanks so much for the advice. Truly. I'd be screwed right now without this!)
 
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The one strange thing I see in the second Etrecheck report is the write speed to the drive. The report says: Write speed: 111 MB/s Read speed: 1698 MB/s. It was more in the first report, about 290 MB/s, but that's still low for an SSD. The read is find, but that is a terrible write speed for an SSD. My SSD, for example, shows 650 to 750 MB/s. The read speed is similar to yours. Those write speeds might be a symptom of something wrong with the SSD itself, or it could be a byproduct of just having too much on the drive.

And can you elaborate on the "kernel problem" a bit more? I know you said if you record music it's messed up, but what does that mean? Messed up how? Do you get any error messages? Other than the write speed, I don't see anything too far out of whack on the reports.
 
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When the kernel issues are happening, the music has latency issues because the hard drive is just moving slow, so if I record live, it gets wonky. When the kernel issues are happening, everything just slows down. I open a finder window and it happen slowly and in steps (first the outline...then the words come in), or I open another tab in Chrome and it takes forever.

I still think the problem might just be malware only because it's the same week I downloaded All2MP3 which gave me MacKeeper, and even though I've uninstalled both of those, it just seems to me the most likely scenario. I did run Malwarebytes and nothing happened.
 
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Well, one other strange thing is that Etrecheck thinks there is a runaway process. And it shows 200%+ in "Other" processes. You can open Activity Monitor to the CPU tab, sort by CPU usage and see what is taking up so much CPU. This is the portion of the second report I am looking at:
CPU Usage Snapshot:
Type Overall
System 17 %
User 21 %
Idle 63 %

Top Processes Snapshot by CPU:
Process (count) CPU (Source - Location)
Other processes 211.31 % (?)
Google Chrome 48.42 % (Google, Inc.)
Logic Pro X 16.91 % (App Store)
EtreCheck 8.27 % (App Store)
Activity Monitor 3.80 % (Apple)

Top Processes Snapshot by Memory:
Process (count) RAM usage (Source - Location)
EtreCheck 1.10 GB (App Store)
Logic Pro X 808 MB (App Store)
Google Chrome 389 MB (Google, Inc.)
Finder 247 MB (Apple)
Backup and Sync 180 MB (Google, Inc.)
Note that nothing is really hammering the CPU except that "Other" category, but even so, it is 63% idle. And also, nothing is using a lot of RAM, either. Your original post said the kernel task was taking a lot of memory, but the reports don't support that. Finally, the recently installed section doesn't show All2MP3 or MacKeeper as having been installed in the last month. I'm confused because what you say and what the report is showing don't seem to match very well. What am I missing?
 
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Well, I had already uninstalled AllMP3 and MacKeeper so maybe that's why they dont show? All2MP3 was an update, not a new install. On the install, I got elements of MacKeeper on my computer.

I think I'm not being specific enough with my language. Where I see the kernel issue is on CPU tab of Activity Monitor. I'll often have 1-3% idle, and it can tell me it's taking up 400-500% of the CPU%. I'm guessing that's the runaway process. It's not constant but it comes and goes.
 
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Ok, we are making progress. On that CPU tab, if you click on the header for "% CPU" it will sort the items in the list by usage. Do that to get the heavy users at the top and wait for the runaway. See what is taking up the CPU.

The original post referred only to memory, so I'm assuming that is not the real problem, but CPU usage is. Is that correct? (It helps to be clear on what the problem really is.)

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Oh, and even if you did uninstall it, I think it would still show in the recent installs. I haven't tested that myself, but the logs don't change just because you uninstall something.
 
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So, when I'm having that problem, the thing taking up the CPU is kernel_task
Every time.
 
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