MacBook Pro :: How To Close Programs / Applications Running In Background

Jul 1, 2014

My computer Mac Pro is getting slow.  The wheel runs and runs.  I took it in to Apple at one time and they coded a bunch of files that were running in the background, thus slowing the computer.  How do I do this myself?

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