ASL log files eating up HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pamstyle, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. pamstyle macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    My Macintosh HD is overloaded with asl files that keeps multiplying. There are in a group called "wheel" and file type is document. Is this a type of virus because it just keeps increasing. I have downloaded an app called disk inventory. It works, but it says that I don't have permission to delete the files.
    I have had my company's IT person go into terminal & delete the files, but I can't do it myself.

    The HD keeps on filling up. That's why I think it is a virus.

    Mac Pro 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo; operating with Leopard 10.5.7

    I continually get down to 200MBs of ram. I can't keep on going to my IT guy.
    Has anyone had a similar situation?
    Thanks for any help you can provide.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its not a virus but probably the aslmanager getting hung up
    here's an article about this problem macfixit
    I'd try the steps articulated in the article to see if that resolves the problem.

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