Etrecheck Advice?...slow computer!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hblackburn, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. hblackburn macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2014
    I have a MacBook Pro:
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) (Verified)
    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,2
    1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
    8 GB RAM

    My computer has been running so slow while I surf the web and getting the spinning wheel a lot. Could someone look at my etrecheck and give me some feedback??


    EtreCheck version: 1.9.15 (52)
    Report generated August 30, 2014 at 4:46:49 PM PDT

    Hardware Information: ?
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) (Verified)
    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro9,2
    1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
    8 GB RAM

    Video Information: ?
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: (null)
    Color LCD 1280 x 800

    System Software: ?
    OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) - Uptime: 0 days 1:18:28

    Disk Information: ?
    TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF disk0 : (500.11 GB)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
    Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 499.25 GB (10.68 GB free) (Low!)
    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB


    USB Information: ?
    Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
    Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
    Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    Thunderbolt Information: ?
    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

    Gatekeeper: ?
    Mac App Store and identified developers

    Kernel Extensions: ?
    [not loaded] com.flipvideo.IOUSBCameraMassStorage (1.0.1) Support
    [not loaded] (1.1.1) Support
    [loaded] com.silex.driver.sxuptp (1.5.1) Support

    Launch Daemons: ?
    [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist Support
    [running] com.fitbit.galileod.plist Support
    [running] com.flipvideo.FlipShareServer.launchd.plist Support
    [running] com.memeo.WDMemeod.plist Support
    [loaded] Support

    Launch Agents: ?
    [running] com.Affinegy.InstaLANa.plist Support
    [running] Support
    [running] com.flipvideo.FlipShare.AutoRun.plist Support
    [running] com.hp.devicemonitor.plist Support
    [failed] Support
    [failed] SBA_ListenerAgent.plist Support

    User Login Items: ?
    Fitbit Connect Menubar Helper
    HP Scheduler

    Safari Extensions: ?
    Pin It Button

    Audio Plug-ins: ?
    BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9
    AirPlay: Version: 2.0 - SDK 10.9
    AppleAVBAudio: Version: 203.2 - SDK 10.9
    iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9

    iTunes Plug-ins: ?
    Quartz Composer Visualizer: Version: 1.4 - SDK 10.9

    User Internet Plug-ins ? Version: 1.1.13 Support

    3rd Party Preference Panes: ?
    Flash Player Support
    Flip4Mac WMV Support
    Growl Support

    Time Machine: ?
    Skip System Files: NO
    Auto backup: YES
    Volumes being backed up:
    Macintosh HD: Disk size: 464.96 GB Disk used: 455.02 GB
    Time Machine Backups [Local]
    Total size: 931.16 GB
    Total number of backups: 2
    Oldest backup: 2012-12-27 02:55:36 +0000
    Last backup: 2013-04-12 06:46:34 +0000
    Size of backup disk: Too small
    Backup size 931.16 GB < (Disk used 455.02 GB X 3)
    Data [Network] (Last used)
    Total size: 2 TB
    Total number of backups: 46
    Oldest backup: 2014-04-07 22:09:27 +0000
    Last backup: 2014-08-30 16:27:51 +0000
    Size of backup disk: Excellent
    Backup size 2 TB > (Disk size 464.96 GB X 3)
    Time Machine details may not be accurate.
    All volumes being backed up may not be listed.

    Top Processes by CPU: ?
    12% CVMCompiler
    8% WindowServer
    8% storeagent
    7% auditd
    7% App Store

    Top Processes by Memory: ?
    221 MB Safari
    172 MB mds_stores
    123 MB Finder
    113 MB
    74 MB Dropbox

    Virtual Memory Information: ?
    3.19 GB Free RAM
    2.80 GB Active RAM
    1.04 GB Inactive RAM
    998 MB Wired RAM
    1.27 GB Page-ins
    200 KB Page-outs

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
  2. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Your HDD is about 90% full, Time Machine is complaining that it is too small for local backups, that is possibly the source of some of the issue.

    I would also disable your plugins in Safari to see if that alleviates the issue.

    If still stuck then post a screenshot of the activity monitor CPU usage panel with it sorted so the highest cpu usage apps are at the top.
  3. hblackburn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2014
    Thank you! I did this all and will see if it helps. I actually had to back up disks running, so i deleted the one I wasn't using.

  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    On a spinning platter hard drive (which you have) a good rule of thumb is to always leave at least 20% free.The last 20% are further away from the platter's center and take longer to access/read. You have 10 times less than 20% free.

    Offload some stuff to an external drive until you have about 100GB free and report back. If the behaviour doesn't change, it could be that your hard drive is on it's way out, they tend to get real slow before crapping out completely.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You have quite a few third party launch and startup items going there. Just as a test, try a boot into safe mode and see how things work in that mode. A safe mode boot will bypass all those startup and login items for testing purposes.

    If you have not installed anything recently that triggered this, often times these beach balls and slowdowns coming out of nowhere signal a hard drive on its way to a dirt nap.
  6. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    There is probability that the hard drive is on its way out. Same thing happened to mine.

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