Snow Leopard shut down is slow

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macfilm, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. macfilm macrumors regular

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    Hi, once I upgraded to Snow Leopard I noticed that my shut down was very fast, about 2 seconds. Now all of a sudden it takes 10-15 seconds to shut down. Any idea why this now takes so long??

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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #2
    When you shut down, how many programs are open?
     
  3. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

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    None, nothing open or running, iMac is completely silent
     
  4. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah think I've solved it. I had the McAfee anti virus installed (says its SL compatible) I guess its always running in the background even if its not obvious. I uninstalled it and now my Mac is much faster, including shut down! :D
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Why did you have that antivirus junk installed in the first place?
     
  6. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Must of been an impulse download lol, learnt my lesson though...never put anti virus software on a Mac!
     
  7. Tearabite macrumors regular

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    Well.. "NEVER" is a bold statement.. But, for now at least, it's a waste of bits, and money if you paid for it..
     

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