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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: So Slow.... Reply with quote

Hi...my Mac mini is the OX version 10,7.5...it has gotten so slow I can't believe it. Norton sends me report that I have no virus...and NOT being techie at all I don't know whats wrong or what to look for. The cursor goes in to the spinning rainbow. I do have a lot of photos.

Ya'll have always helped me in the past...I'm hoping for some advice...getting really aggravated.

Thanks for your time....Sunny
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you could look at Activity Monitor to see if there is a process that is using up the CPU.

Also, how much free space do you have on your boot drive?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK.....?.....how do I find the Activity Monitor/CPU and boot drive...I am very good at cut/copy & paste...and thats it! Embarassed I am ashamed to say.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunny wrote:
OK.....?.....how do I find the Activity Monitor/CPU and boot drive...


you can find Activity monitor in - Applications\Utilities\Application Monitor.app
You'll be able to see the CPU usage of each process once you have it running.

To find the free space on your boot drive use Finder and then right click (or CTRL click) on your drive and select Get Info.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get rid of Norton.. try Clamxav its free and will not tie up your machine..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

honestly norton is garbage i agree ditch norton it's a memory and disk space hog
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
honestly norton is garbage i agree ditch norton it's a memory and disk space hog


I think Norton is his problem..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want to here a good one!!!

I got a phone call from a fellow mac user that couldn't rip his cd into itunes i go in and find he is running norton and norton now likes to create hidden folders that store ginormous files including a backup of your entire hard drive compressed into a 20 gig file...

Honestly when you need a hidden folder for your mac os x virus scanner i would run for the hills you shouldn't need a hidden file for anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys...sorry for now replying sooner...had to get some portrait paintings done for peoples dogs

OK...I really hate to sound dorkey...but how do I get rid of Norton.

Thank all of you for your patients and time...I really need "See Spot Run" type of instructions. But I imagine most of you are not old enough to know that silly remark. Being 75 I read all those little books a very long time ago. And again, thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go to applications right click norton select delete empty trash
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Spot Reply with quote

Sunny wrote:
Hi Guys...sorry for now replying sooner...had to get some portrait paintings done for peoples dogs

OK...I really hate to sound dorkey...but how do I get rid of Norton.

Thank all of you for your patients and time...I really need "See Spot Run" type of instructions. But I imagine most of you are not old enough to know that silly remark. Being 75 I read all those little books a very long time ago. And again, thank you.
Sunny
I remember those books also.Norton is a pain of the ass to have and it takes up quite a bit of room.
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