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Mike SchmittNorton Internet Security for Mac is totally screwing up After Effects CS6 on my system.
by on Jul 9, 2012 at 5:08:36 am

Hi guys, first off I just want to say how delighted I am with every CS6 product I'm using now. Extremely satisfying experience.

But lately I've been having an issue with symdaemon hijacking 6 of my 24 Gigs of RAM and 18 Gigs of virtual memory and 100% of one of my eight cores on my Mac Pro. It's totally honking my After Effects renders on a complex 3d comp. I'm using OSX Lion, but I had this issue last September with Snow Leopard and disabling Norton's was enough to clear the system so I can render.

I only found out this morning that Symdaemon is a Symantec Internet Security program... I can't turn it off, I can't disable it. And in my troubleshooting endeavors I crashed it and can't turn Antivirus on anymore.

To finish rendering said project, I have completely uninstalled Norton's. I have a trouble ticket in to them.

but in the mean time.... I'm wondering if any of you out there have had this issue on your Apple machine, too.

OR, is there a reliable internet security software/antivirus suite out there that doesn't hose After Effects?

Thanks for any suggestions!

MIKE


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Norton Internet Security for Mac is totally screwing up After Effects CS6 on my system.
by on Jul 9, 2012 at 8:25:26 am

I for one have never used antivirus on a Mac - never had the need for it. Whenever I used Norton on my pc machines it messed things up, so I quit using it for a long time now.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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adam taylorRe: Norton Internet Security for Mac is totally screwing up After Effects CS6 on my system.
by on Jul 9, 2012 at 1:29:00 pm

i was always told to avoid putting Norton on a Mac, whatever the cost!!

If you do want to use an Anti-Virus on your mac, then sophos.com have a free application for the mac that is really good. Sophos have a very good reputation and provide enterprise level anti-virus for many large companies and corporations.
I have been using it for over a year on all my macs and its never had a problem.

Adam Taylor
Video Editor/Audio Mixer/ Compositor/Motion GFX/Barista
Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK

http://www.sculptedbliss.co.uk
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