Macbook OS X slow and freezing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Old Joe, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Old Joe macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    My Macbook started freezing up yesterday. It takes a long time to start up and even gives the rainbow circle when I try to loggin. Once it finally gets to the desktop, it works for a few seconds then freezes. 9 times out of ten I get a message right away that says the application MacKeeper Helper quit unexpectedly. And the rainbow circle appears again. It remains frozen for minutes the works for a few seconds until I try anything then back to frozen. Earlier I tried a different user on the same mac and it worked for a bit, now it does the same on that user as well. I have tried safe booting it, command option p and r, a couple other things too, but nothing is working. No applications work and it constantly freezes. I don't have the disk either... Is there something I can do? Mackeeper work for a bit earlier and said I had two critical errors but only fix one then proceeded to freeze again...
  2. Old Joe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    I can't get that far.


    Sometimes the mackeeper doesn't have any problems but the computer still locks up.
  3. mreg376 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I agree you should uninstall MacKeeper. To do so, boot in Safe Mode and follow these instructions:

    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Some remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. Some of these apps delete caches, which can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.


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