Security Checks?

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

  1. jadedxsyn macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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  6. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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