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  • 15. Re: open(Not Responding) in Activity Monitor
    wierts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too have the 'open (Not Responding) message in my activity monitor.

    I am not very knowlageble in the internal workings of the mac osx. Upon the suggestion of cucocreative i downloaded EtreCheck.

     

    This indicated that I have a  number of launch deamons that i know i do not need and one that failed.

     

    How can i remove the fact thes deamons are loaded?

     

    Thanks in advance

  • 16. Re: open(Not Responding) in Activity Monitor
    think.different Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    you can find these files either:

     

    Library/LaunchAgents

    Library/LaunchDaemons

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents

     

    I (cucocreative) can't remembers where the SyncMate extension was located, but it was in one of these folders. Then I just deleted the SyncMate files.

     

    If you can't see your user Library folder you just need to hold down the alt key when you click the Go menu in Finder.

  • 17. Re: open(Not Responding) in Activity Monitor
    roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,545 points)

    wierts wrote:

     

    I too have the 'open (Not Responding) message in my activity monitor.

    I am not very knowlageble in the internal workings of the mac osx. Upon the suggestion of cucocreative i downloaded EtreCheck.

     

    This indicated that I have a  number of launch deamons that i know i do not need and one that failed.

     

    How can i remove the fact thes deamons are loaded?

     

    Thanks in advance

    I would pause here wierts, becuase even though there are componets whose purpose you are unfamiliar with, does not mean you should dispense with them, because they could be perforiming a useful purpose in a background manner that you are unaware of.

     

    Better to take Kappy's earlier query to the OP and apply it also, which asks "What is the name of the process  in Activity Monitor that is not responding?

     

    After all is that not precisely your problem?

    Chasing various Launch agents could a red herring.

     

    If you click on that process that is not responding and then in the top menubar select Quit Process, does that get rid of it?

  • 18. Re: open(Not Responding) in Activity Monitor
    think.different Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Yes as Roam stated, don't delete random files that you do not know their purpose.

     

    I should also say that I kept the offening files until after a restart – just incase that was not the problem. After I restarted the 'open (Not Responding)' process was no longer listed and has never listed since, so I put it down to the SyncMate kernal extension which was still left in the LIbrary after I deleted the app.

  • 19. Re: open(Not Responding) in Activity Monitor
    wierts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys ( roam, think.different)

     

    Thanks for the advise.

     

    I am aware of the danger of deleting what is not known.

    However i am also aware of certain deamons that are running for programs that i have tested and removed.

    Since name of the developer is clearly marked in the deamon name i am confidant i can remove this.

    As i always say "when in doubt do not overtake" here i will not delete if am not certain what the purpose of the deamon is (or was).

     

    Again thanks for the words of caution and i will take it into account!

     

    Duco

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