My iMac running slow.. Please help...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmorgan76, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. jmorgan76 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    Titusville, FL
    A few month ago my iMac started running slow and hanging up (getting the beach ball a lot). I downloaded "Memory Clean" and it looks like my iMac is constantly running out of memory while running only simple apps like Safari and iTunes. I then downloaded "VirusBarrier Express" and did a complete scan and found no viruses.

    Any help solving this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Here are my specs
    OS X 10.8.3
    Processor 3.06GHz Core i3
    Memory 4GB
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    4 GB of RAM is not that much, maybe get two additional 4 GB modules to get to 12 GB of RAM.

    If you want to enhance the performance of your Mac, be sure to check these two articles, do not just use applications, that promise to do it for you.

    Articles explaining why Mac OS X does not need maintenance software like CCleaner, MacKeeper or CleanMyMac:

    AV software is not needed if you employ the proper security steps on your Mac.
    Currently there are zero viruses affecting Mac OS X in public circulation, but there are other kinds of malware existing, that can infect your Mac.
    To learn more about malware in Mac OS X and what steps can be taken to protect yourself, read the following F.A.Q.:
  3. jmorgan76 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    Titusville, FL
    Thank you simsaladimbamba! I have read these posts and went through the steps 1 by 1. I'll let you know if it solves this issue after some use but it seems to have helped. Thank you again....


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