Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
How much memory do you have installed? What exactly is this "large memory consumption" in real numbers? Consider uninstalling McAfee and Memory Clean. Neither are needed. Both could be causing more problems than they could possibly solve.
Open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder. Select All Processes from the Processes dropdown menu. Click twice on the CPU% column header to display in descending order. If you find a process using a large amount of CPU time (>=70,) then select the process and click on the Quit icon in the toolbar. Click on the Force Quit button to kill the process. See if that helps. Be sure to note the name of the runaway process so you can track down the cause of the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
Browzin Bubba wrote:
Open to suggestions or thoughts on how to resolve the situation.
Uninstall McAfee Memory Clean and any other 3rd party software of this type... they are Not needed...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
McAfee is unnecessary for your Mac running Mac OS X. It can actually slow you down. Get instructions from McAfee how to remove it. Safari may just need its cache or cookies for sites you don't store passwords for removed. Check with Memory Clean if their software does anything to remove cache files. If it does, it is unnecessary and can slow you down.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
In addition to what everyone else had to say, I will add update to 10.8.4. It includes a new version of Safari that appears to use less memory.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)
Upgrading should only be done to a backed up system. Before upgrading, make sure you have no other reasons to believe the software will not work with the new version of the operating system.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
It's not clear whether you acted on the advice that you got the last two times you brought up this issue. You certainly don't seem to have uninstalled McAfee, which is much worse than useless. As long as it's installed, your system is unmaintainable.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
Hey All , thanks for the suggestions
Quick updates -
Running Os X 10.8.4
4gb memory, has dropped to under 13 mb when Safari opened.
Tried the Activity Monitor approach, won't sort by % correctly... when it happens, system will not switch back to monitor in time to see culprit.
Linc Davis - yes I had a prior posting, was told to un-install and re-install McAfee, which I did...
problem still present.
Is it really safe to run w/o anti virus? McAffe is free with ISP
Memory clean is 3rd party software, not McAfee.
stopped Safari extensions, some benefit, not much.
I always back up...
Almost feel like wiping and re-installing ( flashback to Windows daze)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
Yes, there are no known viruses in the wild with Mac OS X. As long as you don't use peer2peer software, and don't open attachments from e-mails to execute them, you are very safe on Mac OS X. Get your software from Apple's App Store, Macupdate.com, and C!Net, official retail stores and third party Apple Authorized Retailers, and you'll be OK. Attachments in of themselves are quite innocuous, as long as you know what attachments can run as executable. flvs for instance can be Flash executable.
McAfee is third party.
Memory clean, contact the vendor and ask them if it affects your system cache files.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 3:55 PM (in response to a brody)
No there are not.
there are trojans, not viruses.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 3:57 PM (in response to Browzin Bubba)
I had a prior posting, was told to un-install and re-install McAfee, which I did.
Actually, you were told to uninstall it and not to reinstall it, an opinion that I agree with.
Is it really safe to run w/o anti virus?
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