Last Edited by Neil J


Fix Application Manager Draining System Resources

>100 Threads

>250 MB RAM

30-40% CPU usage on a 2.6GHz i7


That's a pretty typical usage I'm seeing from a combination of the 'AvidApplicationManager' and 'AvidAppManHelper' processes on macOS 10.12.4, which by default are always running!


Furthermore, the app manager is also causing huge slowdown on system startup, sometimes immobilizing it for up to 10 minutes.


These are way more resources than any update manager should need simply to start up, sign in and check version numbers.


A lot of people are manually uninstalling this app every time, or (like me) manually removing it from startup items, but these steps shouldn't be necessary! I like the app manager's functionality, but it needs significant performance improvements in order to add value. There are probably users out there who don't even realize where the massive slowdown on their machine is coming from.


Idea No. 568


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