What machine are you running? Is it the new MBPs with dual GPU? We had a discussion on that earlier it seems like anytime you start Chrome it kicks the Radeon on because it has Flash built in. I had the same thing until I got gfxCardStatus and forced it to run integrated until I tell it otherwise, now around 6 hours of normal usage.just figured out my battery life is down from ~5 hrs to ~3.5 since Lion. This stuff is fixable when the updates come, yes?
Apple's programming is weird, anything thats not Safari or Quicktime will cause the Radeon to run instead of the intel even though there is no reason to use Radeon for that kind of hardware accell.Maybe I should do that, but in system prefs I've got it checked to switch to integrated. I'll try that though and report back.
I had that problem earlier today. Switch it to dynamic, do Command-Q on Chrome, then start Chrome again and set the gfx back to integrated only, should resolve it.It's working, but ZERO flash in chrome now. should I switch to mozilla or is there a fix for this?
I equate that feature to MS's MSRT....catches selected, very important threats, but not designed for everything and anything.Don't use one, no current OS X viruses with automatic infection mechanisms means that there is no reason to run anything that does background scanning. Also IIRC OS X has included a built in A/V since at least Snow Leopard (might be even plain Leopard)
It's not bullshit, IMO. While I'm sure you're quite savvy when it comes to computers (you're here after all ) a lot of people aren't. One reason some Mac OS users choose to install antivirus is to avoid unwittingly passing on virus' to users of other platforms.I have something called iAntivirus which hasn't picked anything up EVER. The IT lady at school said I needed it in order to get on the network. which is bullshit. so it's there, running in the background, for no reason.
Some schools use Cisco Clean Access Agent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_NAC_Appliance#Clean_Access_Agent to verify that the system's in compliance with their security policy (AV, Windows/OS X patches up to date, firewall status, etc.) before letting them have full network and internet access. If he removes it, he could lose connectivity until he re installs it and re validates his system.Just get rid of it, how's she going to know that you have it or not?
I agree.The only reason to run an antivirus software on a Mac is to check files you get from Windows users and forward to other users for viruses so you won't unknowingly spread Windows viruses.