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Aug 22, 2018
Hi guys i am running 10.9.5 on an older 15 inch Mid-2010 MacBook Pro. I have recently replaced my hard drive and done a clean install of 10.9.5 and all of my programs and i am still getting these infuriating kernel panics, i Do run a version of Pro Tools (11.3.1) but it all checks out with my compatibility and the kernel panics will happen outside of pro tools too when I'm just in finder, on safari or doing anything really, it even crashed while i was doing an EtreCheck the other day. Really not sure what i need to do here, I did read that MacBooks from this year have a notoriously bad graphics card that goes out and can cause system reset ? I am including my EtreCheck i just ran 5 minutes ago, any and all insight helps !!


EtreCheck version: 4.3.6 (4D041)

Report generated: 2018-08-22 13:57:35

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Runtime: 3:25

Performance: Good

Problem: Computer is restarting

Major Issues:

Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.

No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.

Old operating system - Old operating system versions no longer receive security updates.

Kernel panics - This system has experienced kernel panics. This could be a sign of hardware failure.

Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.

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

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

Vintage hardware - This machine may be considered vintage.

32-bit Apps - This machine has 32-bits apps that may have problems in the future.

Hardware Information:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) - Vintage!

MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro6,2

1 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7) CPU: 2-core

8 GB RAM - At maximum

BANK 0/DIMM0 - 4 GB DDR3 1067 ok

BANK 1/DIMM0 - 4 GB DDR3 1067 ok

Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 871

Video Information:

Intel HD Graphics - VRAM: 288 MB

Color LCD 1680 x 1050

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - VRAM: 512 MB


disk0 - TOSHIBA-TR150 960.20 GB (Solid State - TRIM: No)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA

disk0s1 - EFI [EFI] 210 MB

disk0s2 - M***D (Journaled HFS+) 958.55 GB

disk0s3 - Recovery HD [Recovery] 1.43 GB

disk1 - TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 Media 1.00 TB

External USB

disk1s1 - T*********T (Tuxera NTFS) 1.00 TB

Mounted Volumes:

disk0s2 - M***D 958.55 GB (887.89 GB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /

disk1s1 - T*********T 1.00 TB (402.35 GB free)

Tuxera NTFS

Mount point: /Volumes/T*********T


Interface Bluetooth-Modem: Bluetooth DUN

Interface en0: Ethernet

Interface fw0: FireWire

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

One IPv4 address

Interface en3: iPhone

Interface en2: Bluetooth PAN

System Software:

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 (13F1911)

Time since boot: Less than an hour

System Load: 1.26 (1 min ago) 0.99 (5 min ago) 0.76 (15 min ago)


System Status
Gatekeeper Mac App Store and identified developers

Unsigned Files:

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avast.uninstall.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Avast/hub/

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avast.update.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Avast/components/update/

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/PACESupport.plist

Executable: /System/Library/Extensions/PACESupportFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/paceload

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.avast.userinit.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Avast/hub/

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=scheduled

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avast.init.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Avast/hub/

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

32-bit Applications:

31 32-bit apps

Kernel Extensions:

/Library/Application Support/Avast/components/fileshield/signed

[Loaded] AvastFileShield.kext (AVAST Software a.s., 4.0.0 - SDK 10.12)

/Library/Application Support/Avast/components/proxy/signed

[Loaded] AvastPacketForwarder.kext (AVAST Software a.s., 2.1 - SDK 10.12)


[Loaded] DigiDal.kext (Avid Technology Inc, - SDK 10.8)

[Loaded] Dropbox.kext (Dropbox, Inc., 1.8.8 - SDK 10.11)


[Loaded] Avid00Family.kext (11.1.1 - SDK 10.7)

[Not Loaded] PACESupportFamily.kext (5.9.1 - SDK 10.6)


[Not Loaded] PACESupportLeopard.kext (5.9.1 - SDK 10.4)

[Not Loaded] PACESupportPanther.kext (5.9.1 - SDK 10.-1)

[Loaded] PACESupportSnowLeopard.kext (5.9.1 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] PACESupportTiger.kext (5.9.1 - SDK 10.4)

Startup Items:

TuxeraNTFSUnmountHelper Path: /Library/StartupItems/TuxeraNTFSUnmountHelper

System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 4 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 144 Apple tasks
[Running] 36 Apple tasks

System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 49 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 138 Apple tasks
[Running] 60 Apple tasks
[Other] One Apple task

Launch Agents:

[Loaded] com.avast.userinit.plist (? bb25154c - installed 2018-08-22)
[Running] com.avid.00family.helper.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2016-09-18)
[Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-06-06)

Launch Daemons:

[Loaded] com.avast.uninstall.plist (? 22f94791 - installed 2018-08-22)
[Loaded] com.avast.init.plist (? fc55b6fa - installed 2018-08-22)
[Running] com.paceap.eden.licensed.plist (PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc. - installed 2017-06-09)
[Loaded] com.avid.bsd.shoe.plist (Avid Technology Inc - installed 2018-08-21)
[Loaded] com.adobe.acc.installer.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-04-28)
[Running] com.adobe.agsservice.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-06-06)
[Running] com.adobe.agmservice.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-06-06)
[Loaded] com.avast.update.plist (? 5c6ac355 - installed 2018-08-22)
[Loaded] PACESupport.plist (? ab6b5614 - installed 2013-02-01)

User Launch Agents:

[Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2018-08-22)
[Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-08-21)
[Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-13)

User Login Items:

iTunesHelper Application (? - installed 2017-12-12)


Dropbox Application (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2018-08-21)


Internet Plug-ins:

Default Browser: (installed 2016-10-04)

AdobeAAMDetect: (installed 2018-04-28)

QuickTime Plugin: (installed 2018-08-22)

Audio Plug-ins:

Avid CoreAudio: (installed 2015-01-30)

3rd Party Preference Panes:

Avid 003 Family (installed 2016-09-18)

Tuxera NTFS (installed 2017-11-14)

Time Machine:

Time Machine Not Configured!

Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count) Source % of CPU Location (3) ? 16
com.avast.proxy AVAST Software a.s. 9
WindowServer Apple 9
kernel_task Apple 6
Safari Apple 5

Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count) Source RAM usage Location (3) ? 986 MB
kernel_task Apple 606 MB
com.avast.daemon AVAST Software a.s. 176 MB
Finder Apple 172 MB
Safari Apple 131 MB

Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count) Source Energy (0-100) Location (3) ? 12
WindowServer Apple 4
Safari Apple 1 ? 1
hidd Apple 0

Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM 4.58 GB
Free RAM 1.85 GB
Used RAM 3.42 GB
Cached files 2.74 GB
Swap Used 0 B

Software Installs (past 30 days):

Name Version Install Date
Gatekeeper Configuration Data 152 2018-08-21
Security Update 2016-004 10.9.5 2018-08-22
Safari 9.1.3 2018-08-22
Avast Security 13.9 2018-08-22

Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-08-22 06:00:14 Kernel Panic (21 times)

3rd party kernel extensions:

com.getdropbox.dropbox.kext 1.8.8

com.avid.driver.firewire.00family 11.2.1

com.avast.PacketForwarder 2.1

com.avast.FileShield 4.0.0

com.digidesign.iokit.DigiDal 11.3.1f4

com.paceap.kext.pacesupport.snowleopard 5.9.1

com.tuxera.filesystems.tufsfs.fusefs_txantfs 2015.11.5

2018-08-21 22:03:07 Crash


2018-08-21 21:54:37 Adobe Desktop Crash

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Desktop Common/ADS/Adobe Desktop

objc_msgSend() selector name: windowScriptObject

End of report
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