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My iMac has slowed down incredibly since upgrading to 10.9.

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I have an iMac running Intel 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM. All of my Mac apps like iPhoto, iTunes and even opening browsers is painfully slow. I haven't added any virus stuff or anything since the upgrade; the upgrade was almost certainly the c

I have an iMac running Intel 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM.
All of my Mac apps like iPhoto, iTunes and even opening browsers is painfully slow.
I haven't added any virus stuff or anything since the upgrade; the upgrade was almost certainly the cause.
Does anyone know why? Is there a fix for this?

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Thanks Michel.
Here is the report:
Hardware Information:
    iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)
    iMac - model: iMac9,1
    1 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores
    4 GB RAM
Video Information:
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400 - VRAM: 256 MB
System Software:
    OS X 10.9.1 (13B42) - Uptime: 0 days 11:2:7
Disk Information:
    WDC WD6400AAKS-40H2B0 disk0 : (640.14 GB)
        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
        Vixen Disk (disk0s2) /: 639.28 GB (178.48 GB free)
        Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB
    HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GA11N 
USB Information:
    Apple Inc. iPhone
    Apple Inc. Built-in iSight
    Canon MG3200 series
    Western Digital Ext HDD 1021 2 TB
        EFI (disk1s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
        Margedrive (disk1s2) /Volumes/Margedrive: 2 TB (1.43 TB free)
    Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
    Mitsumi Electric Hub in Apple Extended USB Keyboard
        Mitsumi Electric Apple Extended USB Keyboard
    Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub
        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
FireWire Information:
Thunderbolt Information:
Kernel Extensions:
    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv    (4.2.16)
    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB    (4.2.16)
    foo.tap    (1.0)
    foo.tun    (1.0)
    com.sophos.kext.sav    (8.0.14)
Startup Items:
    tap: Path: /Library/StartupItems/tap
    tun: Path: /Library/StartupItems/tun
    VirtualBox: Path: /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox
Problem System Launch Daemons:
Problem System Launch Agents:
Launch Daemons:
    [loaded]    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.adobe.versioncueCS4.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.sophos.autoupdate.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.sophos.intercheck.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.sophos.notification.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [failed]    pl.RedSky.BartVPNService.plist 3rd-Party support link
Launch Agents:
    [loaded]    com.adobe.CS4ServiceManager.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.sophos.uiserver.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    net.culater.SIMBL.Agent.plist 3rd-Party support link
User Launch Agents:
    [loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link
    [loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link
    [failed]    [email protected] 3rd-Party support link
    [not loaded]    jp.co.canon.Inkjet_Extended_Survey_Agent.plist 3rd-Party support link
    [not loaded]    org.virtualbox.vboxwebsrv.plist 3rd-Party support link
User Login Items:
    SpeechSynthesisServer
    iTunesHelper
    Stickies
    TomTomHOMERunner
    SIMBL Agent
    BartVPN
    Dropbox
    Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX
    DEVONthink Personal Sorter
    RealPlayer Downloader Agent
Internet Plug-ins:
    Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 6.0 3rd-Party support link
    Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9
    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 2.4.4.2 3rd-Party support link
    OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: Version: 12.3.6 3rd-Party support link
    RealPlayer Plugin: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link
    Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
    FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 11.9.900.170 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
    Flash Player: Version: 11.9.900.170 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
    QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
    iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0
    SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link
    AdobePDFViewer: Version: 9.5.5 3rd-Party support link
    EPPEX Plugin: Version: 10.0 3rd-Party support link
    JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.9.0 - SDK 10.7 Outdated! Update
Audio Plug-ins:
    BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9
    AirPlay: Version: 1.9 - SDK 10.9
    AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0 - SDK 10.9
    iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9
User Internet Plug-ins:
    fbplugin_1_0_1: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link
    FolxNetscapePlugIn: Version: Unknown
3rd Party Preference Panes:
    Adobe Version Cue CS4  3rd-Party support link
    Flash Player  3rd-Party support link
    Flip4Mac WMV  3rd-Party support link
    Growl  3rd-Party support link
Bad Fonts:
    None
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
    Solver:    Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Add-Ins/Solver.app
    /Library/Sophos Anti-Virus
        SophosAntiVirus:    Version: 8.0.8.1 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        SophosAutoUpdate:    Version: 8.0.15 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        SophosUIServer:    Version: 8.0.21 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        InterCheck:    Version: 8.0.8.1 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
    SLLauncher:    Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight/OutOfBrowser/SLLauncher.app
    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office
        Microsoft Graph:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Database Utility:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Office Reminders:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Upload Center:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        My Day:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        SyncServicesAgent:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Open XML for Excel:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Alerts Daemon:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Database Daemon:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Chart Converter:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Clip Gallery:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
    Epson Printer Utility 4:    Version: 9.04 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Utility/UT4/Epson Printer Utility 4.app
    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011
        Microsoft PowerPoint:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Excel:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Outlook:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Word:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        Microsoft Document Connection:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
    Microsoft Language Register:    Version: 14.3.9 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Additional Tools/Microsoft Language Register/Microsoft Language Register.app
    Microsoft AutoUpdate:    Version: 2.3.6 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link
        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app
    Microsoft Communicator:    Version: 13.1.3 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
    Snagit:    Version: 1.0.4 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
    Sophos Anti-Virus:    Version: 8.0.21 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link
Time Machine:
    Skip System Files: NO
    Auto backup: YES
    Volumes being backed up:
        Vixen Disk: Disk size: 595.37 GB Disk used: 429.15 GB
    Destinations:
        Margedrive [Local] (Last used)
        Total size: 2 
        Total number of backups: 47
        Oldest backup: 2013-08-05 08:00:10 +0000
        Last backup: 2014-01-13 07:04:31 +0000
        Size of backup disk: Excellent
            Backup size 2  > (Disk size 595.37 GB X 3)
    Time Machine details may not be accurate.
    All volumes being backed up may not be listed.
Top Processes by CPU:
        31%    firefox
         4%    WindowServer
         1%    mds_stores
         1%    mdworker
         1%    InterCheck
Top Processes by Memory:
    737 MB    firefox
    135 MB    Microsoft Word
    106 MB    WindowServer
    90 MB    Mail
    86 MB    InterCheck
Virtual Memory Information:
    126 MB    Free RAM
    1.42 GB    Active RAM
    1.29 GB    Inactive RAM
    581 MB    Wired RAM
    1.17 GB    Page-ins
    19 MB    Page-outs
I'm wondering if Virtualbox is not causing some problems. I deleted it, but it seems it is still coming up in my start up items!

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