So today I noticed my Mac was getting kinda sluggish all of a sudden. Turning to my process viewer (the excellent iStat pro, of course), I noticed 3 processes I hadn’t noticed before. “syslogd” consumed a whopping 100%, “ARDAgent” (Apple Remote Desktop Agent) 70% and “notifyd” a mere 50%. If you think the maths don’t add up, it’s because of the multiple cores 🙂

I did a quick Google search for the 3 processes, but nothing useful turned up. Seeing ARD up there made me think about closing that app first. And it did the trick. No idea what caused the hog, but I guess every app can get a little confused at times. Reason for this rant is basically just to let Google pick it up and hopefully save some other souls the same worries in the future 🙂


2 Responses to “3 evil processes”  

  1. 1 Joe Jacobs

    This post wins just for having Dr. Evil.

  2. 2 Andreas

    Hehe 😉


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