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    What is LSD?
    And i dont mean the drug...

    My MBP is getting very hot recently causing the fans to run at full speed constantly. This is when i am just browsing the internet with just chrome open. Not loading videos or image heavy pages.

    I have opened 'activity monitor' and it is showing something called 'lsd' is taking up around 98% of the CPU. (see picture)

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    what is it? and how can i make the fans calm down?

    Thanks in advance

    Jack

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    Not exactly sure what LSD is, but have you tried to restart the computer? Alot of time that may fix the issue.

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    Do you have Little Snitch installed ?

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    Never seen that one before... Is this every time that you're using Chrome? Or just the individual instance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    Do you have Little Snitch installed ?

    Cheers ... McBie
    that'd be my observation as well.
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    In the past i have had little snitch installed but not at the moment.

    When the fan is going normal speed and i check activity monitor it doesnt seem to be doing anything.

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    it gives me the option to quit it but i dont know whether it would do anything and if i did do it what would happen.

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    LSD is the LittleSnitch daemon. If you don't have it installed anymore you didn't uninstall it right.
    Look in /Library and see if there is a Little Snitch folder. If there is, delete it (after killing the process in Activity Monitor).
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    lsd is the Little Snitch daemon. It's still running (obviously) which may mean that it was uninstalled improperly. Reinstall it and use the uninstaller.

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    yeah turned out i didn't have little snitch uninstalled at all....

    i have done that and taken the keyboard plate out and taken loads of fluff out of the thing the fan is trying to keep cool and it seems to be a lot happier. thanks people

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