Please help our macbook pro is running very slow after recent update.

After updating a few months ago our macbook that was faultless before is running very slow,
when typing the beachball spins for ages before it appears ect
didn't do any backups or use time machine so i have no idea what to do.
Thanks

EtreCheck version: 2.1.5 (108)
Report generated 1 January 2015 21:26:59 GMT
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Hardware Information: ℹ️
  MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) (Verified)
  MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,1
  1 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2-core
  4 GB RAM Upgradeable
  BANK 0/DIMM0
  2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok
  BANK 1/DIMM0
  2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok
  Bluetooth: Old - Handoff/Airdrop2 not supported
  Wireless:  en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Video Information: ℹ️
  Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 384 MB
  Color LCD 1280 x 800
System Software: ℹ️
  OS X 10.10.1 (14B25) - Uptime: 5 days 1:26:25
Disk Information: ℹ️
  ST9500325ASG disk0 : (500.11 GB)
  EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
  Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>  [Recovery]: 650 MB
  Macintosh HD (disk1) / : 498.88 GB (411.49 GB free)
  Encrypted AES-XTS Unlocked Failed
  Core Storage: disk0s2 499.25 GB Online
  HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GS31N 
USB Information: ℹ️
  Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
  Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub
  Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
  Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
  Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
Thunderbolt Information: ℹ️
  Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus
Gatekeeper: ℹ️
  Mac App Store and identified developers
Kernel Extensions: ℹ️
  /System/Library/Extensions
  [loaded] com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.5.1) [Support]
  [not loaded] com.leapfrog.codeless.kext (2) [Support]
  [not loaded] com.leapfrog.driver.LfConnectDriver (1.9.8 - SDK 10.7) [Support]
Problem System Launch Agents: ℹ️
  [invalid?] com.VTech.AgentMonitor.plist [Support]
Launch Agents: ℹ️
  [running] com.Affinegy.InstaLANa.plist [Support]
  [loaded] com.hp.messagecenter.launcher.plist [Support]
  [loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist [Support]
Launch Daemons: ℹ️
  [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist [Support]
  [running] com.iobit.AMCDaemon.plist [Support]
  [loaded] com.leapfrog.connect.authdaemon.plist [Support]
  [loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist [Support]
  [loaded] com.oracle.java.JavaUpdateHelper.plist [Support]
User Launch Agents: ℹ️
  [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist [Support]
  [failed] com.facebook.videochat.[redacted].plist [Support]
  [invalid?] com.iobit.AMCUpdate.plist [Support]
  [running] com.leapfrog.connect.monitor.plist [Support]
  [loaded] com.spotify.webhelper.plist [Support]
  [not loaded] com.user.UninstallAD.plist [Support]
User Login Items: ℹ️
  Steam UNKNOWN (missing value)
  iTunesHelper ApplicationHidden (/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)
  MenuTab for Facebook UNKNOWN (missing value)
  AdobeResourceSynchronizer ApplicationHidden (/Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/Support/AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app)
  Spotify UNKNOWN (missing value)
  Spotify UNKNOWN (missing value)
  Safari Application (/Applications/Safari.app)
Internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
  FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 16.0.0.235 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
  AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin101737: Version: Unknown
  AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.12 [Support]
  AdobePDFViewer: Version: 10.1.12 [Support]
  CouponPrinter-FireFox_v2: Version: 1.1.10 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
  Flash Player: Version: 16.0.0.235 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
  Default Browser: Version: 600 - SDK 10.10
  QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
  Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
  JavaAppletPlugin: Version: Java 8 Update 25 Check version
3rd Party Preference Panes: ℹ️
  Flash Player  [Support]
  Growl  [Support]
  Java  [Support]
Time Machine: ℹ️
  Time Machine not configured!
Top Processes by CPU: ℹ️
     28% softwareupdated
      4% WindowServer
      2% Safari
      0% fontd
      0% AppleSpell
Top Processes by Memory: ℹ️
  259 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent
  236 MB loginwindow
  107 MB Finder
  90 MB ocspd
  82 MB softwareupdated
Virtual Memory Information: ℹ️
  25 MB Free RAM
  1.61 GB Active RAM
  1.60 GB Inactive RAM
  1.06 GB Wired RAM
  1.71 GB Page-ins
  1 MB Page-outs

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      1.82 GB Active RAM
      869 MB Inactive RAM
      724 MB Wired RAM
      2.67 GB Page-ins
      74 KB Page-outs
    Diagnostics Information: ℹ️
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      2. Get Backup
      3. Deja Vu
      4. SuperDuper!
      5. Synk Pro
      6. Tri-Backup
    Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on backup and restore.  Also read How to Back Up and Restore Your Files. For help with using Time Machine visit Pondini's Time Machine FAQ for help with all things Time Machine.
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    Pre-Mavericks
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    Memory:        8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    HDD:             1TB (5400rpm)
    Graphics:       Intel HD Graphics 4000
    OS:               OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.
    Step 1
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              View ▹ Show Log List
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    Please don't post screenshots of log messages—post the text.
    Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.
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    In the Console window, select
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              View ▹ Show Log List
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      Model Identifier: MacBookPro 2,2
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      Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz
      Number Of Processors: 1
      Total Number Of Cores: 2
      L2 Cache: 4 MB
      Memory: 3 GB
      Bus Speed: 667 MHz
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      SMC Version (system): 1.12f5
      Serial Number (system): W86520WSW0L
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    EtreCheck version: 2.1.5 (108)
    Report generated December 30, 2014 at 8:08:29 AM EST
    Click the [Support] links for help with non-Apple products.
    Click the [Details] links for more information about that line.
    Click the [Adware] links for help removing adware.
    Hardware Information: ℹ️
      MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) (Verified)
      MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,2
      1 2 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4-core
      4 GB RAM Upgradeable
      BANK 0/DIMM0
      2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok
      BANK 1/DIMM0
      2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok
      Bluetooth: Old - Handoff/Airdrop2 not supported
      Wireless:  en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Video Information: ℹ️
      Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 384 MB
      AMD Radeon HD 6490M - VRAM: 256 MB
      Color LCD 1440 x 900
      VX2450 SERIES 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    System Software: ℹ️
      OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) - Uptime: 18:10:34
    Disk Information: ℹ️
      TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF disk0 : (500.11 GB)
      EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
      Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / : 499.25 GB (63.27 GB free)
      Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>  [Recovery]: 650 MB
      MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898 
    USB Information: ℹ️
      Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
      Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub
      Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
      Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
      Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
    Thunderbolt Information: ℹ️
      Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus
    Gatekeeper: ℹ️
      Mac App Store and identified developers
    Kernel Extensions: ℹ️
      /System/Library/Extensions
      [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecDriverCore (5.1.1) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.wdc.driver.1394HP (1.0.9) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.wdc.driver.USBHP (1.0.11) [Support]
      [not loaded] jp.co.panasonic.driver.p2drivefamily (2.4.0 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
      /System/Library/Extensions/P2DriveFamilyDriver.kext/Contents/PlugIns
      [not loaded] jp.co.panasonic.driver.PCD35Device (1.2.0 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
      [not loaded] jp.panasonic.iokit.P2FireWireSBP2 (4.2.0 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
      /System/Library/Extensions/Seagate Storage Driver.kext/Contents/PlugIns
      [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_4 (5.1.1) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_5 (5.1.1) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.SeagateDriveIcons (5.1.1) [Support]
    Startup Items: ℹ️
      Jaksta: Path: /Library/StartupItems/Jaksta
      Startup items are obsolete in OS X Yosemite
    Launch Agents: ℹ️
      [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist [Support]
      [invalid?] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist [Support]
      [running] com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist [Support]
      [loaded] org.glimmerblocker.updater.plist [Support]
    Launch Daemons: ℹ️
      [running] com.backblaze.bzserv.plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist [Support]
      [running] com.memeo.Memeod.plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist [Support]
      [invalid?] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist [Support]
      [invalid?] com.starfield.backupservice.plist [Support]
    User Launch Agents: ℹ️
      [loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist [Support]
      [running] com.backblaze.bzbmenu.plist [Support]
      [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist [Support]
    User Login Items: ℹ️
      AdobeResourceSynchronizer ApplicationHidden (/Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/Support/AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app)
      Skype ApplicationHidden (/Applications/Skype.app)
      Dropbox Application (/Applications/Dropbox.app)
      RealPlayer Downloader Agent Application (/Users/[redacted]/Library/Application Support/RealNetworks/RealPlayer Downloader Agent.app)
      MemeoAgent Application (/Library/Application Support/Memeo/Memeo Backup/Agents/MemeoAgent.app)
      ConnectService Application (/Library/Application Support/ArcSoft/Connect Service/ConnectService.app)
    Internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
      FlashPlayer-10.4-10.5: Version: 10.3.183.10 [Support]
      Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9
      AdobeAAMDetect: Version: AdobeAAMDetect 1.0.0.0 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 10.3.183.10 [Support]
      AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 11.0.10 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      Flash Player: Version: 10.3.183.10 Mismatch! Adobe recommends 16.0.0.235
      QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
      iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0 - SDK 10.8
      SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.4.7 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      AdobePDFViewer: Version: 11.0.10 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      EPPEX Plugin: Version: 4.1.0.0 [Support]
      JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.9.0 - SDK 10.7 Check version
    User internet Plug-ins: ℹ️
      WbeTools64_14: Version: 1.0.16.16 © 2010 Starfield Technologies, Inc. [Support]
      Picasa: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.6 [Support]
      fileEditTool64_15: Version: 1.0.24.36 © 2011 [Support]
      RealPlayer Plugin: Version: Unknown [Support]
    Safari Extensions: ℹ️
      iSkyDeluxe [Installed]
      iTube Studio [Installed]
    Audio Plug-ins: ℹ️
      DVCPROHDAudio: Version: 1.3.2
    3rd Party Preference Panes: ℹ️
      Backblaze Backup  [Support]
      Flash Player  [Support]
      GlimmerBlocker  [Support]
    Time Machine: ℹ️
      Auto backup: YES
      Destinations:
      WD - Time Machine Bkup [Local]
      Total size: 1.00 TB
      Total number of backups: 33
      Oldest backup: 2013-06-19 12:42:52 +0000
      Last backup: 2014-12-26 20:37:43 +0000
      Size of backup disk: Excellent
      Backup size 1.00 TB > (Disk size 0 B X 3)
    Top Processes by CPU: ℹ️
          4% WindowServer
          3% bztransmit
          1% mds_stores
          0% Google Chrome
          0% RealPlayer Downloader Agent
    Top Processes by Memory: ℹ️
      125 MB Google Chrome
      103 MB Finder
      94 MB Google Chrome Helper
      69 MB Mail
      60 MB bztransmit
    Virtual Memory Information: ℹ️
      29 MB Free RAM
      967 MB Active RAM
      947 MB Inactive RAM
      1.13 GB Wired RAM
      3.60 GB Page-ins
      200 MB Page-outs
    Diagnostics Information: ℹ️
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      /System/Library/Extensions
      [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecDriverCore (5.1.1) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.wdc.driver.1394HP (1.0.9) [Support]
      [not loaded] com.wdc.driver.USBHP (1.0.11) [Support]
      [not loaded] jp.co.panasonic.driver.p2drivefamily (2.4.0 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
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              MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
              MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,1
              1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
              8 GB RAM
    Video Information:
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                        Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 319,21 GB (123,28 GB free)
                        Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB
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    Kernel Extensions:
              com.paceap.kext.pacesupport.snowleopard          (5.8 - SDK 10.6)
              org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv          (4.1.2)
              org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB          (4.1.2)
              com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          (1.5.2)
              com.sophos.nke.swi          (9.0.53 - SDK 10.8)
              com.sophos.kext.sav          (9.0.53 - SDK 10.7)
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              VirtualBox: Path: /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox
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              [System] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.leapmotion.leapd.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2.Agent.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.mice.360Daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.paceap.eden.licensed.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.autoupdate.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.configuration.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.intercheck.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.notification.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.scan.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.sxld.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.webd.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.vmware.launchd.vmware.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] hdjsd.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] org.macosforge.xquartz.privileged_startx.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] PACESupport.plist 3rd-Party support link
    Launch Agents:
              [System] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.dell.bmlaunchd.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.dell.dellnetlaunchd.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.google.keystone.agent.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.leapmotion.Leap-Motion.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.sophos.uiserver.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] com.wacom.pentablet.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [System] org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist 3rd-Party support link
    User Launch Agents:
              [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [not loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link
              [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.diskSpaceWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.scheduledScan.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [not loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.trashWatcher.plist 3rd-Party support link
              [not loaded] com.spotify.webhelper.plist 3rd-Party support link
    User Login Items:
              Dropbox
              Google Drive
              iprint-listener
              BambooCore
    Internet Plug-ins:
              o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 5.1.4.17398 3rd-Party support link
              WacomNetscape: Version: 2.1.0-1 - SDK 10.8 3rd-Party support link
              Unity Web Player: Version: UnityPlayer version 4.2.1f4 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
              Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9
              AdobeExManDetect: Version: AdobeExManDetect 1.1.0.0 - SDK 10.7 3rd-Party support link
              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 2.4.2.4 3rd-Party support link
              WacomTabletPlugin: Version: WacomTabletPlugin 2.1.0.2 3rd-Party support link
              AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.9 3rd-Party support link
              FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 12.0.0.70 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
              iPrint: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link
              Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
              Flash Player: Version: 12.0.0.70 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
              iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0 - SDK 10.8
              googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 5.1.4.17398 3rd-Party support link
              npgtpo3dautoplugin: Version: 0.1.44.29 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
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              Flip4Mac WMV  3rd-Party support link
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                        Microsoft Alerts Daemon:          Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
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                  26%          com.apple.IconServicesAgent
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              1.92 GB          Inactive RAM
              1.33 GB          Wired RAM
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              0 B          Page-outs

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    The above link is not very useful, so if it doesn't help read on.
    There are many potential reasons that a Mac may be running slower than expected, but more information is required to begin troubleshooting, much more.
    Back up your documents and everything else important to you before proceeding. It is premature to conclude your hard disk is failing, but the symptoms you describe may presage an impending disk failure, and you should have backups anyway.
    To help determine the possible causes of this behaviour read the following. None of what follows is intended to fix anything, but it will provide the additional information required to advance troubleshooting:
    Boot OS X Recovery by holding ⌘ and r (two fingers) while you start your Mac. At the Mac OS X Utilities screen, select Disk Utility. Select your startup volume (usually named "Macintosh HD") and click the Repair Disk button. Describe any errors it reports in red.
    When it finishes restart your Mac and test again for operation. If it's still not behaving as you expect it should, please post the results of EtreCheck in accordance with the following instructions:
    Apple Support Communities contributor etresoft wrote a very useful app to quickly gather certain system information that may help point to a cause of this problem. Go to his website, download and run EtreCheck:
    http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck
    Etrecheck will be in your Downloads folder. Open it from there. You may see the following dialog box:
    Click Open - etresoft contributes to this forum frequently and can be considered a trustworthy developer.
    It will take a moment to run as it collects its data.
    Copy and paste its output in a reply.
    Do not be concerned about anything that says "Problem" or “failed” or anything else that may appear in red.
    EtreCheck was designed to remove any personal information (such as your computer's name and serial numbers) but if you see anything that looks like an email address or any other personal information that should not be divulged to others, please delete or obscure that information when you post the reply.
    When you are finished with EtreCheck, quit the program. It occupies very little space, and you can keep it or drag it to the Trash as you wish.
    After completing the above please determine if the problems also occur in "Safe Mode":
    Safe Mode or "Safe Boot" is a troubleshooting mode that bypasses all third party system extensions and loads only required system components. Read about it: Starting up in Safe Mode
    You must disable FileVault before you can start your Mac in Safe Mode.
    Starting your Mac in Safe Mode will take longer than usual, graphics will not render smoothly, audio is disabled on some Macs, and some programs (iTunes for example) may not work at all.
    Merely starting your Mac in Safe Mode is not intended to resolve the problem, it's to observe its performance without certain additional components.
    To end Safe Mode restart your Mac normally. Shutdown will take longer as well.
    System performance problems for reasons that cannot be isolated to any other cause justify an SMC reset. Be sure to read the procedure carefully and follow all the steps exactly as written, even if they seem inapplicable or trivial.

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