ASL log files eating up HD

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

  1. pamstyle macrumors newbie

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    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

    maflynn

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    #2
    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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