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    Question Opendirectoryd
    Ever since I downloaded Avast, my Mac fans run almost constantly & when I look at the Activity Director, it shows opendirectoryd hogging a lot of my CPU. I uninstalled Avast but still having problem with opendirectoryd. Any help gratefully accepted. TIA.

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    Opendirectoryd
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    Hello hope,

    Did you follow these instructions to uninstall Avast:

    https://support.avast.com/en-us/arti...l-Mac-Security

    If not...of course give it try. If yes...did you reboot the computer after the uninstall (just in case that helps).

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    Opendirectoryd
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    A warm welcome to Mac-Forums.

    Are you sure that you completely deleted Avast and all its hidden tentacles?

    I assume, that you simply dragged the Application to the Trash or Right Clicked on it and deleted (Admin password required)?

    It is possible that there are remnants of this unnecessary AV app still present.

    One way to check is to download "Find Any File" from here: http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/index.php. - or from the App Store.

    After downloading and installing, open and input Avast in the search box. Delete any files it finds.

    Please post back.

    Ian
    Ian

  4. #4
    opendirectoryd is part of macOS Mojave and has nothing to do with Avast. It is the service that manages your local network connections. Do you have any local network mounts/connections on your machine? Are you running the latest version of Mojave? Have you reboot your machine after removing Avast and monitored what happens with Activity Monitor from the start up?
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    ...Ashwin


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    Thanks everyone. I don't remember how I uninstalled Avast but will try the methods above. Definitely rebooted since then. Once the opendirectoryd starts running, my laptop gets downright hot. Have to turn it off & wait a few minutes to turn it back on without opendirectoryd.

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    Hi again. I used the Find Any File program & found about 200 files using the search term "avast" and moved them all to the trash then emptied the trash. Then rebooted. So far so good. No opendirectoryd. Crossing fingers. Thanks all!

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    Opendirectoryd
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    Find Any File , as our dear member, Patrick, will endorse, is a great app for finding these hidden files.

    Avast, like some other unnecessary AV apps digs deep into the system. Needs careful removal. Fingers crossed, all continues to go well for you.

    Ian
    Ian

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    Thanks Ian & everyone who was kind enough to help.

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    Opendirectoryd
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Find Any File , as our dear member, Patrick, will endorse, is a great app for finding these hidden files.

    Avast, like some other unnecessary AV apps digs deep into the system. Needs careful removal. Fingers crossed, all continues to go well for you.

    Ian

    Thanks Ian, and I would really agree with your reference to "Needs careful removal" as a FAF search for "contains avast" produces a completely unrelated file on my Mac that I gather should not be deleted. ie:
    javastartparametersdialog.ui

    Yes it contains 'avast', but hiding a bit!!!!



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