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It could very well just be the slow-ish hard drive. Apple generally does not put 7200RPM drives in its Macs. While it could be the O/S and it might be worth your while to image the internal drive onto an external drive and wipe the internal and start fresh with the OS and Apps. Depends on what is more valuable to you time or money. An SSD WILL speed up your ...


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They don't conflict. Spotlight is a pig on any first run on a newly accessed filesystem. On the other hand, Sophos will double the load caused by controlling all these filesystem accesses. I suggest you to let Spotlight terminate its heavy initial run alone by temporarily turning off the On-Access control of Sophos: I also suggest you to turn off the scan ...



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