3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2011 7:09 PM by BDAqua
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When I go into Activity Monitor and click on "All Processes", I have anywhere from 50-62 processes going on. A friend told me this was far too many, but she uses a different operating system than I do.

I have a 10.4.11 OS on a Macbook that I bought in January of 2007.

My computer overheats fairly easily, so I'm not sure if there is a problem here. It has typically maintained a number of around 60-62, but when I restart it, the numbers drop to a 56 or so and slowly rebuild. I recently downloaded Sophos, an antivirus program, which takes up 4 processes (don't know if that's normal).

Is this a typical number of processes (these are the numbers when I have no main programs, like Safari/Microsoft Office/itunes/other open), or do I need to do some kind of cleaning? And if I do need cleaning, what should I do?

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)