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  1. My Macbook Pro, which Ive posted about in the past (having malware on it) is still inexplicably running hot all the time. I left my macbook pro open with no programs open except task monitor and Safari with two tabs: Gmail and a paused Mumford and Sons video. I return to my house 10 hours later (whoahhh, how did 10 hours go by?) and I come into my room and I hear my computer fanning away. I check task monitor and "safari networking" process is using 100% of the processor.

    Can someone help me understand what my computer is doing to be running so hot while it's just sitting in my room for 10 hours (literally 10 hours) not being used? Are there bots/malware inside of my safari doing processes (a lot of processes to keep it running so hot to have the fan going)? If there are, what in God's name are they doing?

    I really really really would like some insight on this issue because not only is it really baffling to me, but it's obviously hugely inefficient and leaves very few resources for my computer to do actual useful stuff.

    tl;dr safari runs my processor at 100% all the time for no reason, why?

    EDIT: If I force quit the "safari networking" process the fan stops spinning. As soon as I click on a link or do anything online in Safari the process reloads and immediately goes to 100%, spooling up the fans again, even if I just click on the link that takes you to the different doomworld forums without actually browsing any forums.

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    2. Hellbent


      I like Safari because it's stable. It almost never crashes. Firefox and Chrome both crash pretty regularly. I restart fairly often. I restarted right before I did the 'kill safari networking test' but as you can see the restart didn't help.

      I have no malware/antivirus software running in the background. As I had mentioned in my first post I had two tabs open (only one window), one with a paused youtube video and the other gmail.

      The fan has never failed to operate as it is intended. The fan works very well as it should (but obviously my problem is it is being required way way way too much). My computer burns my legs, even when the fans are going full guns.

      I managed to get rid of the yahoo search bar awhile ago. I don't have any third party junk-ware on my toolbar.
      My computer is plugged in all day because the battery holds a charge for about 5-15 minutes before dying.

      I have not tried clearing the cache in Safari. I did think of that yesterday but could only find "Clear history" and wasn't sure if that would have the desired effect so I haven't done it.

    3. Bloodshedder
    4. Hellbent


      Awesome! Nice find, Bloodshredder! I wonder if I can delete the com.hp.dmf.DataStore folder as well. HP Product Research is a process that comes online every time I load my computer and often will cause problems such as stop responding and slow my computer down.

      Go Figure: not a single person replied to the post I made on the Mac Community Forums, but the good folks at Doomworld come through.

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