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symquald maxes out CPU on Mac OSX
In installed Norton Security on my Mac Book Pro in November. On December 20th, I noticed that my battery was running out very quickly and then noticed that the CPU was maxed out. Activity Monitor indicated that the culprit was SYMQUALD. Further research indicated that this was part of the Norton Security software, which up until now had been running just fine. This problem continued for several days, even after reboots. Other blogs indicated that the only resolution was to uninstall Norton. So, I finally uninstalled Norton on Jan 1. Today, Jan 8, I reinstalled Norton Security, hoping that an update to the software had fixed the problem. Unfortunately, SYMQUALD began maxing out CPU again. So, I contacted the Norton Support and they spent 90 minutes going through various things, such as uninstalling and reinstalling Norton Security, running the Apple disk utility on my Mac (which showed no errors). I am now waiting for Level 2 support to call me back tomorrow night when I have more time to go through this with them. Let me know if you are also having this problem.