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iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: davemchine
Date: May 11, 2021 10:37AM
Yesterday my iMac became very very slow. I ran disc warrior on it and I made sure there’s plenty of free space on the start up drive. It runs high sierra and nothing has changed on it software wise in a long time. I checked the running applications and there is plenty of spare CPU cycles. Any recommendations?
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 11, 2021 10:45AM
Do a malware scan and reboot.



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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 11, 2021 10:46AM
Spotlight indexing can also temporarily slow things down, in my experience.
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 11, 2021 10:47AM
just reboot.



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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: davemchine
Date: May 11, 2021 01:44PM
Reboot did not help. Tried to launch malware bites and I get an error saying something went wrong. Trying to launch a set cyber security and it just waits and waits and weights.
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: chopper
Date: May 11, 2021 02:00PM
Weird. Hard drive making any noises?
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 11, 2021 02:00PM
Have you checked SMART Utility?
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: May 11, 2021 02:25PM
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 11, 2021 02:44PM
.....so is the ol' spouse......might be time to trade-in......???



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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 11, 2021 03:00PM
Try a spare user account?

How much RAM and what OS?
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: davemchine
Date: May 11, 2021 04:58PM
iMac late 2013 i7
32 GB ram
startup disk is an external SSD via thunderbolt
High Sierra

No smart notice

rebooted for fourth time and now it's fast. That scares me. Running ESET looking for malware right now. Forgot to hit post. Scan is done and it found Kryptik.BPI trojan inside webkit. I googled but I don't really understand what it is but at least it is gone.



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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: May 11, 2021 05:02PM
The last Big Sur had a patch for some nasty bugs.
I don’t keep score if the update was available to older OS (it may have ‘cause it was a nasstee hole).
You may want to hit the googles.
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 11, 2021 05:04PM
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rich in distress
The last Big Sur had a patch for some nasty bugs.
I don’t keep score if the update was available to older OS (it may have ‘cause it was a nasstee hole).

Bugs or security holes? A patch for bugs in BS would have no relevance for older OSes.



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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: May 11, 2021 05:05PM
Sorry, security hole.

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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 11, 2021 05:38PM
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davemchine
... Running ESET looking for malware right now. Forgot to hit post. Scan is done and it found Kryptik.BPI trojan inside webkit. I googled but I don't really understand what it is but at least it is gone.

Never heard of ESET before. Is it good? do we need an antivirus for Macs these days?

most important, how did that trojan get there?
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Re: iMac suddenly slow
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 11, 2021 06:20PM
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space-time
Never heard of ESET before. Is it good? do we need an antivirus for Macs these days?

Still no. 100% sure whatever your found had nothing to do with why it was slow.

Something crashed, and upon restart, it prob tried to load again, and crashed again.

If a restart doesn't work (99% of the time), then shutdown, unplug, wait 30 seconds, try again.



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