13" MacBook Pro - Freezes/Resumes every 10 min (freezes for 10 sec)
I have a Mid 2010 13” MacBook Pro, currently running High Sierra 10.13.6. Never had problems and never replaced any parts. Original owner. General use and video-streaming only (no gaming).
Recently downloaded a version of DropBox via an email a friend sent. I never downloaded anything and this one time was a big mistake. My system slowed to a crawl and had to hard-power it down. I immediately removed any/all files related to DropBox, ran Disk Utility.
Problem: Since the download, my laptop freezes every 10 minutes for 10-12 seconds (it's a pattern - I've tracked this). I reinstalled High Sierra (10.13.6) and still the same problem.
Question: Not sure how to go about trouble-shooting this as I’d like to keep my system running a while longer until I figure out the next MacBook Pro I purchase (maybe Air? I’m reading the reviews).
I trouble-shooting things, but don’t know where to begin for this. I know many of you have more experience, so I would appreciate advice/direction.
FYI, I’ve posted this same message on another Mac site - has lots of views but zero replies. So, either my question is unique (think not) or too much of a newbie status.
But, I gotta begin somewhere, right? Thanks in advance.