How do I protect myself from this?
I never get more than 10 minutes of use from my Mac. There’s no Dock and no response. I can’t use ç+å+oe to see what’s hanging. SMART Utility shows green for all drives. I always have to shut down with the power button.
This is exactly the performance I got from my beige LC, Quadra and 7300 models, making me write them off in 1990s. Now a Mac Pro behaves the same. Every browser “didn’t close properly”. I resort to switching off the modem, trying to protect from suspected malware. Not a solution. Probably inflaming things. Mike Bird This is nothing to do with viruses or your browser. Looking through your log file, I can see that most of it is taken up with messages from com.apple. launchd, which is the launch daemon. It can’t find /Users/Shared/CleanTwonkyServer Data.command, and it retries every 10 seconds as long as your Mac is beachballing. Occasionally another startup item manages to grab some processor time, but most of it is hogged by this endlessly repeating, doomed command.
TwonkyServer is a media streaming app that is bundled with some network drives, and it looks as though it has been incompletely uninstalled. Open Terminal and type launchctl list to see a list of all the processes that the launch daemon tries to run at startup. In your case I think it’s com.pv.tsuninstall that’s the problem. Typing sudo launchctl remove com.pv.tsuninstall should clear it and get rid of a big cause of the beachballing.
Your log file shows several other apps that seem to be causing problems, including Evernote and Intego NetBarrier. Some of the log messages are reporting memory leaks that are normally caused by bugs in the software, so make sure you check with the developer to see if a more up-to-date version is available. For apps you thought you’d uninstalled, try reinstalling them and then using the uninstall utility that comes with them. Most Mac apps are selfcontained and simply dragging the app icon to the Trash is all you need to do. But some utilities modify other parts of the system (to launch helper daemons at startup, for example), so always use the dedicated uninstaller, if there is one.