Security Checks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jadedxsyn, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. jadedxsyn macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Is there a way I can do a virus/spyware scan on my MBP? I've been having a few problems - internet is slow, programs load slower, programs have been freezing.

    Will my MBP tell me when there's something wrong or should I be running maintenance checks? If so, how do I do that?

    Thank you!

    [Excuse my ignorance, I'm a beginner when it comes to all things Mac.]
  2. lhotka macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    With those symptoms, the first thing I'd look at is bad RAM (or not enough of it).
  3. kevo0822 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    New England
    There's not really much I could think to do without sitting with the computer and playing with it for a bit. How old is the computer?
  4. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Not old at all, I purchased it in June. I use it for everyday things - email, chatting, web browsing. I don't game too much - usually only the online game here and there. There are a lot of pictures & music on it though.
  5. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
  6. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    I will second the point that it sounds like you have a lack of RAM in you system, how much RAM do you have and have you considered more RAM?
  7. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Yes, I believe more than 10% is free since I haven't downloaded too much. I have the 15in MBP w/ I think 2GB of RAM.
  8. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Regarding virus/spyware, there's none that I know of for OS X.

    Maybe this link can help.

    I suggest doing #49 Software Update and #1 Repair Disk Permissions first.

    You don't need to do all of these, especially if you are not comfortable as a new user.
  9. jadedxsyn thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Thank you, I'll give it a try!

    Hopefully, I'll become comfier as a Mac user.. lol, just trying not mess anything up! This forum helps a lot though :D

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