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Finder at 300% CPU since Mountain Lion update?????

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alexfsu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 11, 2012 5:05 PM

Search this forum and tried relaunching Finder, tried restarting, tried closing browsers.  I thought it might be Spotlight indexing, but that's done and I'm still getting 300% CPU usage from Finder. 

Macbook Pro i7, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to alexfsu)

    Try starting in Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs?

    Restart holding the "shift" key.

    (Expect it to take longer to start this way because it runs a directory check first.)


    If this works look in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login items and delete any third party login items (-), you can always add them back with the (+). Also look in /Library/Startup Items. Nothing is put in that folder by default, so anything in there is yours.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to alexfsu)

    I don't think Intego VB caused your problem. I run Intego on Mountain Lion without any trouble.  Trashing software rather than uninstalling probably messed things up more though. .


    Intergo comes with an uninstaller. Try running it now that you have corrupted the app. The other thought is get the current version Virus Barrier 6.


    Did you repair permissions and restart?

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to alexfsu)

    CleanMyMac isn't necessary or advised.


    @Russa - I don't see any apps the OP has deleted, only Login Items?


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