GoogleDesktopDAE process using ridiculous amounts of CPU

Discussion in 'macOS' started by frzzal, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. frzzal macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    Right, so I've read a few threads on here and a few other forums about the bullsh*te surrounding the pain-in-the-arse that was Google Desktop, I've tried the solution that seemed to work for most people ( but to no avail.

    I've even tried downloading, reinstalling and uninstalling GoogleDesktop but I still have a process called googledesktopdae, which I can see in Activity Monitor, constantly running and sometimes using 94-97% of my CPU capacity.

    The process seems to pick up (from 5-6% to 80-97%) after coming out of sleep.

    This is pretty annoying, but I s'pose it's my fault for not uninstalling properly when I got rid of Google Desktop the first time.

    I'm running 10.5.8 on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro.

    Any ideas?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
  3. frzzal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012

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