CPU Activity on dp2.5 under Tiger

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iriejedi, May 1, 2005.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Has anyone else noticed that under Tiger that CPU activity is much more active under 'IDLE' conditions? Even activity monitor show nothing running but contradicts %user use value (see picture)

    My CPUs site at or near 50% even with nothing running. Could this be Dashboard? Spotlight appears to be idle (ie not indexing). Just curious as under 10.3.9 idle meant 1 or two bars of activity not half of them.

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  2. iriejedi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Found Culprit - it is Virex

    Found Problem

    VShield Check - part of Virex - hmmmm is this necessary?
     

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  3. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

    Fredstar

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    i think Vshield has something to do with Virex, have you got it installed?
    I really don't know why people have it and why .mac adds it as a free app download. It only removes Windows viruses...which don't effect the Mac, unless you are in a Office environment and wish not to pass them onto the windoze users.
    I suggest removing Virex completely, it is useless
     
  4. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Vshield is Virex, which doesn't run correctly on Tiger. That's why it is no longer offered on .Mac. Uninstall it. This is a well known issue.
     
  5. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

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    That is true, I believe some users here already stated that Virex taxes the CPU a lot. Conclusion: get rid of it. :)
     
  6. iriejedi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Thank You


    Yup my bad! It was Virex.

    Deleted and SURPRISE - problem went away!

    Thank you!
     

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