Understanding EtreCheck log

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  1. nosarrra, Sep 12, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013

    nosarrra macrumors newbie

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    My Late 2012 MacBook Pro Retina occasionally slows to a crawl. Just now, there was an app taking 99% of my CPU memory (NetworkBrowserAgent). When trying to investigate what that app was, I came across a thread where users used EtreCheck to evaluate their performance. I got a log with a number of failures, but I have no idea what they are, or how to address them. I closed all applications and restarted and all the failures went away, but I'd like to understand what they were so I can prevent them from appearing in the future, or know what application to address when performance becomes slow. Thanks for your help:

    Hardware Information:
    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro10,2
    1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
    8 GB RAM

    Video Information:
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 - VRAM: 768 MB

    System Software:
    OS X 10.8.4 (12E55) - Uptime: 9 days 14:6:22

    Disk Information:
    APPLE SSD SM256E disk0 : (251 GB)
    disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
    Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 250.14 GB (56.53 GB free)
    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

    USB Information:


    Apple Inc. Keyboard Hub
    Apple Inc. Apple Keyboard

    Apple Inc. Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

    FiiO FiiO USB DAC-E07K

    Apple Inc. Display iSight

    Apple Inc. Display Audio

    Apple Inc. Apple LED Cinema Display

    Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)

    FireWire Information:

    Thunderbolt Information:
    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

    Kernel Extensions:
    com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport (4.1.2)

    Problem System Launch Daemons:
    [failed] com.apple.coresymbolicationd.plist
    [failed] com.apple.wdhelper.plist

    Problem System Launch Agents:
    [failed] com.apple.accountsd.plist
    [failed] com.apple.AirPlayUIAgent.plist
    [failed] com.apple.printtool.agent.plist
    [failed] com.apple.scopedbookmarkagent.xpc.plist

    Launch Daemons:
    [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist
    [loaded] com.ambrosiasw.ambrosiaaudiosupporthelper.daemon.plist
    [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

    Launch Agents:
    [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist
    [loaded] com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager.plist
    [loaded] com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist

    User Launch Agents:
    [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.202f4087f2bbde52e3ac2df389f53a4f123223c9cc56a8fd83a6f7ae.plist
    [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    User Login Items:
    Flux
    Dropbox
    Android File Transfer Agent

    3rd Party Preference Panes:
    Flash Player
    Flip4Mac WMV
    Java

    Internet Plug-ins:
    AdobeAAMDetect.plugin
    AdobePDFViewer.plugin
    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin
    Flash Player.plugin
    FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin
    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin
    JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
    OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin.plugin
    QuickTime Plugin.plugin
    SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin
    Silverlight.plugin

    User Internet Plug-ins:
    CitrixOnlineWebDeploymentPlugin.plugin
    WebEx64.plugin

    Bad Fonts:
    None

    Top Processes by CPU:
    99% NetworkBrowserAgent
    4% PluginProcess
    3% WebProcess
    2% firefox
    2% Safari
    2% Activity Monitor
    2% WindowServer
    1% EtreCheck
    1% Microsoft Outlook
    1% iTunes

    Top Processes by Memory:
    631 MB WindowServer
    623 MB WebProcess
    557 MB firefox
    295 MB iTunes
    213 MB Microsoft Outlook
    213 MB PluginProcess
    213 MB Mail
    147 MB plugin-container
    131 MB Finder
    115 MB Microsoft Excel

    Virtual Memory Statistics
    969 MB Free RAM
    3.43 GB Active RAM
    1.75 GB Inactive RAM
    1.87 GB Wired RAM
    28.32 GB Page-ins
    616 MB Page-outs
     
  2. ralphd2 macrumors newbie

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    Nov 10, 2013
    #2
    So no one knows the answer to this question, then why do we bother to post the EtreCheck results :confused:
     
  3. z00m3rr macrumors newbie

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    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    Toronto ON Canada
    #3
    Uuderstanding EtreCheck, slow Mac issues

    Hi; I'm new to EtreCheck too (as of only about an hour ago!); try the Apple forums. I haven't looked there yet, but I've found a few items so far that might be of help:

    Beachball issues, have EtreCheck; anyone offer diagnosis?
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24006873#24006873

    Note one replier's analysis of the Virtual RAM stats, i.e. comparing Page-outs to Page-ins. This suggests you have, by comparison, enough RAM (vs free hard drive space?), but there could be other issues. Some more general links:

    Why is my computer slow?
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3521

    Mac troubleshooting: What to do when your computer is too slow
    http://www.macworld.com/article/202...hat-to-do-when-your-computer-is-too-slow.html

    Speeding up your Mac
    http://www.macworld.com/article/1156418/speedier_mac.html

    Also, do you often get a beachballed mouse pointer when the system is really slow or frozen? There are at least two threads on that in the Mac forums. I'll be checking those out soon for my own use...

    Good luck; if/when I find something more specific/helpful, I'll pass it on. :)
     
  4. alvarnell macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Mountain View, CA
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