Slow performance with Mavericks


Having slow performance with Mavericks any advice? Apple forum wasn't much help. heres a snapshot of my system.

Hardware Information:
iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)
iMac - model: iMac11,3
1 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU: 2 cores

Video Information:
ATI Radeon HD 5670 - VRAM: 512 MB

System Software:
OS X 10.9.2 (13C64) - Uptime: 0 days 9:59:20

Disk Information:
WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A0 disk0 : (1 TB)
EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 999.35 GB (702.22 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB


USB Information:
Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

Western Digital My Book 1230 2 TB
imac backup (disk2s1) /Volumes/imac backup: 2 TB (996.25 GB free)

Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

Maxtor OneTouch 250.06 GB
EFI (disk1s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
Finnaces (disk1s2) /Volumes/Finnaces: 90.06 GB (89.84 GB free)
Music (disk1s3) /Volumes/Music: 159.52 GB (32.08 GB free)

Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

FireWire Information:

Thunderbolt Information:

Kernel Extensions:
com.iospirit.driver.rbiokithelper (1.8.1)
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.5.1)
com.eltima.ElmediaPlayer.kext (1.0 - SDK 10.4)
net.kromtech.kext.AVKauth (2.3.6 - SDK 10.8)
net.kromtech.kext.Firewall (2.3.6 - SDK 10.8)

Problem System Launch Agents:
[System] org.thebends.iphonedisk.mobile_fs_util.plist 3rd-Party support link

Launch Daemons:
[System] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.eltima.ElmediaPlayer.daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.motorola-mobility.mmcfgd.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.tvmobili.tvmobilisvcd.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.AntiVirus.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

Launch Agents:
[System] 3rd-Party support link
[System] 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.motorola.MDMUpdater.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.motorola.motohelper.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.motorola.motohelperUpdater.plist 3rd-Party support link
[System] com.tvmobili.artwork.plist 3rd-Party support link

User Launch Agents:
[not loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link
[not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.helperTool.plist 3rd-Party support link
[not loaded] com.plexapp.mediaserver.plist 3rd-Party support link
[not loaded] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist 3rd-Party support link
[not loaded] 3rd-Party support link

User Login Items:
Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX
Android File Transfer Agent
Wondershare Helper Compact
HP Communications

Internet Plug-ins:
JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.9.0 - SDK 10.7 Outdated! Update
Easy-WebPrint EX: Version: 1.1.0 3rd-Party support link
o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 3rd-Party support link
Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 7.1 3rd-Party support link
Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9
Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: - SDK 10.8 3rd-Party support link
Musicnotes: Version: 1.19.0 3rd-Party support link
OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: Version: 12.3.6 3rd-Party support link
AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.9 3rd-Party support link
FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
Unity Web Player: Version: UnityPlayer version 4.2.0f4 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
Flash Player: Version: - SDK 10.6 Outdated! Update
iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0
googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 3rd-Party support link
QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
AdobePDFViewer: Version: 10.1.9 3rd-Party support link
EPPEX Plugin: Version: 3rd-Party support link
DirectorShockwave: Version: 11.6.8r638 3rd-Party support link

Safari Extensions:
YoutubeWide: Version: 10.0
Duplicate Tab Button: Version: 2.0
DoNotTrackMe: Online Privacy Protection: Version: 3.1.1064
ClickToFlash: Version: 2.9.2
Facebook Cleaner: Version: 3.3
AdBlock: Version: 2.6.18
Awesome Screenshot: Version: 1.4.2
GMail Counter: Version: 0.9.3
SafariRestore: Version: 6.0.1
Video Converter: Version: 3.7.0
Reload Button: Version: 1.2
1-ClickWeather: Version: 1.0 Videos: Version: 5.0

Audio Plug-ins:
BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9
AirPlay: Version: 2.0 - SDK 10.9
AppleAVBAudio: Version: 203.2 - SDK 10.9
iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9

iTunes Plug-ins:
Quartz Composer Visualizer: Version: 1.4 - SDK 10.9

User Internet Plug-ins:
fbplugin_1_0_3: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link
WebEx64: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

3rd Party Preference Panes:
Candelair 3rd-Party support link
Flash Player 3rd-Party support link
Flip4Mac WMV 3rd-Party support link
handyPrint 3rd-Party support link
MacFUSE 3rd-Party support link
MusicManager 3rd-Party support link
Perian 3rd-Party support link

Old Applications:
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0
Microsoft Error Reporting: Version: 2.2.9 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link
Microsoft Ship Asserts: Version: 1.1.4 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link
Network Recording Player: Version: 2.2.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
/Users/[redacted]/Library/Application Support/WebEx Folder/500/Network Recording
SLLauncher: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight/OutOfBrowser/
Epson Printer Utility 4: Version: 9.11 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Utility/UT4/Epson Printer Utility
Microsoft AutoUpdate: Version: 2.3.6 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link
/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft
/Users/[redacted]/Library/Application Support/Plex
Plex Media Server: Version: - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
Plex Plug-in Installer: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
iSyncr: Version: 4.1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
OmniWeb: Version: 5.11.2 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link
HP Photo Creations: Version: - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
LockLizard Safeguard Viewer: Version: 2.5.69 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

Time Machine:
Skip System Files: NO
Mobile backups: OFF
Auto backup: YES
Volumes being backed up:
Macintosh HD: Disk size: 930.71 GB Disk used: 276.72 GB
imac backup [Local] (Last used)
Total size: 2
Total number of backups: 36
Oldest backup: 2014-02-09 01:13:12 +0000
Last backup: 2014-04-17 03:04:12 +0000
Size of backup disk: Adequate
Backup size 2 > (Disk used 276.72 GB X 3)
Time Machine details may not be accurate.
All volumes being backed up may not be listed.

Top Processes by CPU:
89% tvmobilisvcd
2% WindowServer
1% EtreCheck
0% AntiVirus
0% coreservicesd

Top Processes by Memory:
238 MB AntiVirus
164 MB MacKeeper Helper
164 MB
147 MB mds_stores
139 MB

Virtual Memory Information:
2.68 GB Free RAM
2.23 GB Active RAM
2.32 GB Inactive RAM
789 MB Wired RAM
1.47 GB Page-ins
0 B Page-outs
How many programs/apps are running when it gets slow? It is easy to check this by going to the Apple Menu and select Force Quit. 10.9 has what I would call a bug but this happens on your iOS devices as well&#8230; may not see the &#8216;on&#8217; indicator light under an app&#8217;s icon in the dock, but it is still running in the background. Example: open a jpg or pdf and Preview will launch. Close the pdf or jpeg window and Preview&#8217;s icon in the dock will disappear, but it will still be running and show up in the Force Quit window. I use ForceQuit only because it is easy to get to.

There are several suggestions on this Apple page:

Do you have OnyX or DiskWarrior? Boot up with that and have it run through all the tests and repair the drive. I use Disk Warrior.

OR - What is unique is that the latest OS X&#8217;s have Recovery HD built in. This is where you can run Disk Utility to repair the drive. Restart the computer and immediately hold down the command and R keys.
Instructions are here &#8212;->
A few things stand out. First is the possibility of a bad drive. The Scannerz guys have info on using stuff like Activity Monitor and bad hard drive info in the how to section of their site. The link to get you in is and the link for Scannerz is, if you think you need hardware tests done.

HOWEVER...before assuming it's the drive or even a system problem the two things that stick out in my mind are the lines in your system report "AntiVirus" and "MacKeeper Helper." I don't use MacKeeper by I'm aware of it's reputation and will leave it for others to comment on. As for AntiVirus software, it can often delay or slow down a system because it's more or less "interrogating" everything that goes on. I've seen some people actually think their drives were failing because of it. If I were you I would look into MacKeeper and see what possible problems it may be causing to your system, and you might want to try disabling the AntiVirus software to see if things speed up. From your snapshot above, the reported memory used by them are:

238 MB AntiVirus
164 MB MacKeeper Helper

As an FYI, both Disk Utility and Disk Warrior are for repairing problems with the file system index and with Disk Warrior it can help you recover "confused" drives, but they will do nothing with bad sectors.

Hope this helps.
tvmobilisvcd is the culprit. Go to their site and see if they have updated the app. There are a lot of complaints there that talk about 50% CPU use and 30% RAM use even when not active.
As an FYI, both Disk Utility and Disk Warrior are for repairing problems with the file system index and with Disk Warrior it can help you recover "confused" drives, but they will do nothing with bad sectors.

Hope this helps.

The only thing that does something for bad sectors is to reformat the drive - that is: back it up, erase, reformat.

There is a concern about MacKeeper among Mac users. The majority say not to install it, no mater what version OS X you are running. It is no longer listed in the App Store. There are instructions on how to uninstall here ---how-to-uninstall-mackeeper