[OT] Google Chrome Resource Hog?

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Jun 23 19:20:02 EDT 2012


Hi Andre,
Yes, I thought of that but as far as I can remember, I haven't enrolled in
any feedback programs.  I will go look at my Google account - I assume I
should be able to tell from there.

I am syncing various things with my Google account but I logged out of my
Google account from within Chrome and the network activity still continues.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:

> Pete,
>
> Are you using Chrome Canary or enrolled into any testing/feedback program?
> If you agreed to something along the lines of "let us help to improve
> chrome by sending anonymous usage statistics" bla bla bla...
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>
> > For some time now, I have been noticing massive activity on my wireless
> > router for a few minutes several times a day.  Today I decided it was
> time
> > to figure out what's going on.
> >
> > I started by doing a virus scan which came out clean.  This is all on OS
> X
> > Lion.
> >
> > So I started looking at Activity Monitor.  First thing I noticed is that
> > Google Chrome is using up around 35-40% of my CPU time even when I'm not
> > doing any browsing.  I switched off all the Chrome extensions I have but
> > the CPU usage stayed at the same level.  On the network display, I see
> > outbound traffic at between 10-20kb/sec and inbound at 0.5-1.5kb/sec.
>  Disk
> > Activity shows writes around 2mb/sec.  This is all with no activity in
> any
> > user programs other than me typing this email.
> >
> > If I quit Chrome, the Disk activity drops to mostly zero with the
> > occasional blip of a few bytes, There's nothing using the CPU more than
> 6%
> > (interestingly, that's Livecode), and the network activity drops to zero
> > unless I actually access the web with, e.g., Safari.
> >
> > I've deleted Chrome, downloaded a new version and installed it but still
> > get the same issue.
> >
> > Obviously, I've stopped using Chrome for now but I'm curious if any
> others
> > are experiencing similar issues with Chrome.
> >
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
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