I've seen many posts where people complain of SymDaemon using too much cpu. I'm not having that problem. Instead it is blowing out the ram. Running "top" on the command line yields:
PID COMMAND %CPU TIME #TH #WQ #PORT #MREG RPRVT RSHRD RSIZE
86 SymDaemon 2.1 08:38.32 9 4 148 1537 2358M 6200K 2450M
RSIZE == 2450M!!
I'm running Norton Internet Security 5 for Mac, Version 12.2 (76) on Mac OS 10.7.4 expanded from 2 gigs of ram to 8 (fortunately). If I still had the original 2 gigs SymDaemon would have totally blown out the ram and caused me to thrash to a halt with no other apps running! As it is, even expanded to 8 gigs I'm running out of ram with just a few apps open, and what's funny is that Activity Monitor doesn't show the culprit, only the "top" command. That's got to be a memory leak. Is there anything I can do short of disabling virus protection?