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Mac osx getting slow on boot up

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  • Started 6 years ago by pokie1963
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pokie1963
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My Mac computer has been taking longer to boot up -ex when I go to fire fox/email/word etc the the rainbow wheel (hour glass) keeps spinning and takes so long to open. Any clues? Mac book Pro
Thank you

Posted 6 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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would it be possible that you got some spyware or viruses by any chance? you may want to run your anti virus software just to check.

Posted 6 years ago
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ross
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It is of course possible that you have a trojan or spyware, maybe even a virus - it's just rather unlikely. A good start would to be running a bunch of the scripts/utilities found in Onyx - http://www.titanium.free.fr/pg.....opard.html (assuming you're using Leopard, if you use Tiger http://www.titanium.free.fr/pg.....tiger.html is the one you want).

In the Automation tab you'll want to make sure to Repair Permissions, Execute Maintenance Scripts, and clear every possible cache listed.

On the Verify tab, make sure to check the Structure of the Volume, and if it says you need to repair it - do it. In the Cleaning tab, sticking w/ the defaults is safe.

After you've run those utilities and/or scripts in Onyx, reboot. And if you happen to have a desktop full of files - move them elsewhere (the more desktop clutter, the more memory is used).

If none of that solves the problem, consider checking for viruses, spyware etc.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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thx ross i'm not too much of a mac geek :)

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