Is your Mac slowing you down? There could be several reasons behind it. Before you put it up for sale, send it for repairs or hastily splurge on a new one, let us show you a few ways you can get it up and running faster without leaving your chair.


Firstly, you need to know the reason behind the slow down. Is the battery draining out? Is it a virus? Is your hard drive full or running too many programs at once? Is it aging or ailing? Perhaps you have an old operating system that is not compatible with some of the new apps. Here are a few tips and tools to help you:


  • Check Apps Activity: Some apps take up more power and space than others. Go to the Utilities folder and check the Activity Monitor. Click on View and Windowed Processes. Click on CPU button and the CPU columns that list all the programs by the amount used. Check the memory and disk space while you are at it. There’s a new feature in Mavericks called Energy through which you can view the apps and processes draining out your battery.


  • Delete Unnecessary Apps: The less cluttered your computer, the faster it will run. Clean out what you don’t need. Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Username > Login Items. Clear programs you haven’t used in multiple years and don’t plan on using any time soon. Lightening the load the programs you have installed on your system can speed up your Mac.


  • Cleaning Apps: You can buy cleaning apps to clear memory, junk files, apps, and duplicates that take up unnecessary space in your internal drive. Dr. Cleaner by Trend Micro is one of them. Clear the memory regularly to revive your Mac. Do make a backup of your hard drive before the cleanup to make sure important files are not lost. Dr. Cleaner Pro includes extra features to let you locate duplicate files and manage apps.


  • App Cleaner & Uninstaller: You can identify and turn off apps that open when you start up your computer. This app also allows you to locate uninstalled or incompletely installed programs and disable them.


  • Malware and Viruses: MacBook Pro comes with built-in tools to keep off virus and malware but, you can never be too sure. Look out for unexpected data and infections that could drag down performance. Malwarebytes for Mac is a free tool that auto scans periodically and removes them.


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