High CPU usage for securityd process

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by cosminsel, May 10, 2015.

  1. cosminsel macrumors member

    cosminsel

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    #1
    This morning I logged in to my laptop and started doing some browsing with Safari. I noticed the fan speed ramp up like crazy which was unusual. I checked Activity Monitor to find a process called "securityd" using something like 50-70% CPU. Normally Activity Monitor reads ~90% idle, but now it was only ~60% idle.

    This happened before in the past few days and a restart fixed the problem. This time around I decided to force quit the process which kicked me out of my Google accounts and caused System Preferences to stop working correctly, so I had to restart anyway.

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue on 10.10.3? Should I send a bug report?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Download the free application EtreCheck and run it. The program will print out a report that you can use to manually delete incompatible or unload services then reboot.
     
  3. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Just for comparison, this is my Yosemite readings for 'securityd'
    My mini is on 27/7, and only the monitor gets to sleep.
     

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  4. cosminsel thread starter macrumors member

    cosminsel

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    That's what it usually is for me since I started checking. I don't know what triggered the spikes. I'll have to keep an eye out.
     

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