Program hogging CPU

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Luis Ortega, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I have an app called Splashtop Streamer installed on my Mac Pro that lets me connect with my iPad so that I can mirror the Mac Pro desktop on the iPad and control it from the iPad.
    It's a nice app but nothing essential.

    I notice that it, and a second, related process called SR Feature, are continually at the top of the CPU activity in Activity Monitor, with 98-100% usage almost continually.
    I notice that two of my 8 cores are continually maxed out.

    The program doesn't seem to have an interface on my Mac Pro because when I start it nothing shows, but it must be running because I can connect to the Mac Pro from the iPad whenever I want.

    I think that I want to uninstall it but I don't know how to go about it.
    Do I have to uninstall the Splashtop Remote app in the iPad to uninstall the Splashtop Streamer on my Mac Pro?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    First, kill the process you don't want in Activity Monitor. Then try removing the app you don't want from any of the following locations:
    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

    • /Library/LaunchAgents/ and ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)
    If it appeared there, that should prevent it from launching when you start up, unless the other app launches it.

    As a next step, you can use the following instructions to remove only the app components you want to remove.
     

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