I am a noob, regardless of a computer degree and years of using computers, I have not really grasped the complete knowledge why this happened, and really would like an proper (English) translation (layman’s terms) I know that Mac aren’t usually subseptable to Viruses/Malware, but I have Sophos Home V 1.2.6, and Malware Bytes that I run occasionally (once a month) I try to make sure it is ok (running properly) I am no Apple Genius but want to make sure it is ok I also use Chrome and have a bunch of tabs open, hundreds!! which uses a lot of Ram (no idea why) and I have no idea what Google Chrome Helper is. Like I said I know I am doing something wrong, but don’t understand why it’s wrong or the whole inner mechanics if you will I was running a scan, with Sophos, and it was saying over 3 million files to scan, this was taking forever, and not slowing anything down, but within 3-4 days of leaving the computer on, the fan is going nuts, switching between programs was slowing down, and Sophos went to a crawl. Looked into a few YouTube videos and Activity Monitor, and it was almost completely dominated by Google Chrome Helper. I took YouTube’s advice, backed up my session, force quit Chrome, and the second I did the scan on Sophos went faster than I had seen it in ages Even now with Chrome closed, looking at Activity Montior, there are still Google Chrome Helper Processss but Chrome is not open. The computer is much faster, programs are responding again, things are better... but I am still left in th dark here. I need a middle ground, I religiously use Chrome, is there a way I can use it without slowing down (potentially damaging) my computer?