I don't know a lot about this stuff, but I have noticed while trying to see if someone had been using my computer that when I looked in the sytem log there is a lot of stuff going on, even when the computer is supposedly off and the lid closed. The bit about archaic APIs (or whatever it said, caught my attention.)
Is this normal? Thanks.
Best answer by SsherjjView original
That is a very good question TonyTiger. I have looked at my console system log on my Mac computer and I believe it is normal. This log is ever growing fast when the computer is turned on. One would have to be a Mac Expert to read and understand all that is in this log. I truthfully don't know if you would get any help by submitting a Support Ticket or Contact Webroot Support but you can try. Maybe our Forum Administrator
Another option would be to ask this question on the Apple Forum: https://discussions.apple.com/welcome
If you find the correct answer please post back. I believe a few of us on this forum using Mac Computers would be interested.
Also, not that Mac sleeping is not the same as being "turned off". That Mac can wake itself to do internal tasks. Also, go into System Preferences-> Energy Saver and look to see if "wake for network access" is enabled. If so, then apps and tasks that use the network can wake a machine to do "things".
This site has a good explanation of what happens when the Mac is sleeping:
Welcome to the Webroot Community,
When I found these sort of system logs I was really concerned about them myself and I spent hours trying to analyze them. Then I just let my Mac do it's thing. So to me I am not an expert but I believe all this is normal for one's iMac. I am running a iMac El Capitan for many years. My IMac is a 2007. So you can imagine all the Logs I have unless I clear them.
I could ask
Edited: Please Submit a Support Ticket as
As they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing!
Again, best of luck
Nic you were more help then you think! You always are great at answering ones questions. Boondabah!😊
Sorry for the delayed response. Unfortunately I stopped using the Mac version of Webroot a few years ago due to an issue that support couldn't resolve. However, that was a different issue, so I suggest that you follow
I will point out that this goes back to a feature request I submitted 7 months ago. Point 2 in my original post was about the log file not being cleaned out since Webroot was installed in 2015. Now this was the Business version on a Windows server, but I'm guessing some of the same issues exist on the Mac. Here's the link if you want to vote on it and comment on it if this issue applies. This way they are aware the issue applies to both PC and Mac.
Thank you for helping out and answering my ping. Much appreciated. Teamwork 🙃