iMac slowing down

Discussion in 'iMac' started by phil87, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. phil87 macrumors newbie

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    My 3 year old iMac, (3.06 Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 12 GB Ram, OS X 10.8.2, Internet Provider AT&T) is noticeably slowing down, when it comes to loading web pages. Is there anything I can do to speed it up, as it was when I bought it? :confused:
     
  2. Sanatogen macrumors member

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    #2
    Might I suggest perhaps doing a cleaning of junk files. That could help.
     
  3. GGJstudios, Sep 8, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #3
    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
    Getting rid of files on your drive will have no effect on performance, unless the drive is almost full.
     
  4. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Not trying to worry you, but I had the same "slowing-down" issues days before my mid-2007 iMac's HD died. Your iMac is way newer than mine but it might be a good time for you to to a full backup -- just in case. FYI I ran a SMART status scan the day before it finally died and it passed without concern.

    It only makes sense that if your HD is having trouble reading/writing/seeking it would manifest itself as slow performance.
     
  5. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    I followed the suggestions in GGJstudios link and checked out my LaunchAgents folder. Guess what I found:

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper

    Man that MacKeeper is insidious! I have avoided it like the plague and have never installed it, so I'd like to know how this ended up on my system.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You may want to search your system for "zeobit" and "MacKeeper" using the following instructions. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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