Why is Max 6 sooooo sloooooowwwww?

Jan 2, 2012 at 12:40am

Why is Max 6 sooooo sloooooowwwww?

Ever since I authorized Max 6 a couple days ago, it has been running so slowly. I had been using Max 5 right up until then with no problems, and when I downloaded the trial Max 6 a couple months ago it worked fine too.

The main problem I’m encountering is that it takes forever to type into a new object box the name of the object, but the program in general just seems to be running very slowly.

What’s wrong???

#60958
Jan 5, 2012 at 4:47pm

same problem here. max6.0.2 osx10.5.8

#219524
Jan 5, 2012 at 5:07pm

Have you contacted support? In my experience they get back to you pretty fast.

#219525
Jan 5, 2012 at 5:16pm

Overly zealous antivirus software, perhaps?

#219526
Jan 5, 2012 at 5:25pm

I’ll contact them asap I found what is the bug exactly.
I just noticed the GUI was very slow but overdrive wa off. but I don’t understand why overdrive was off without changing it.
so I wait just to see if i made a mistake or not.
and no time to instigate now…

#219527
Jan 5, 2012 at 5:27pm

@ark “Overly zealous antivirus software, perhaps?
what do you mean by that ?
what is a virus on mac ?

#219528
Jan 5, 2012 at 7:04pm

fp: Welcome to 2012. Malware and viral infections can and do happen on Mac OS X. Seriously.

#219529
Jan 5, 2012 at 7:41pm

2012. already ? oups… I’ll wake up sooooon. :-)
serioulsly ithappened only with max 6.
is it a virus just for max 6 ?

#219530
Jan 5, 2012 at 7:47pm

I was simply responding to you question regarding viruses on mac. :)

#219531
Jan 5, 2012 at 7:50pm

I don’t suppose you’ve done something like run the Activity Monitor or run “top” from a terminal windw to see what process is sucking cycles.
It’s unlikely to be a virus

#219532
Jan 5, 2012 at 9:29pm

didn’t experience it here :-S
any answers from support ?

#219533
Jan 5, 2012 at 9:48pm

@vade I understtod what you mean. i was joking. sorry.

no time now to investigate more. maybe I’ve made a mistake.
I’ll see that later and yes ‘ll have a look at activity and terminal…

#219534
Jan 9, 2012 at 8:23am

Malware and viruses on Mac OS X? Aside from proof-of-concept exploits, I’ve only heard about Mac Defender, and the OS quarantines that automatically. Sounds like FUD to me.

#219535
Jan 9, 2012 at 7:30pm

I work freelance in the field in post, visual effects and video engineering , I’ve seen malware/viral infections on Mac OS X systems first hand and have had to deal with them. I am not saying this is the cause, I was merely addressing the sentiment that it does not occur. It does. Wear a rubber.

#219536
Jan 9, 2012 at 8:33pm

If by “wear a rubber” you mean “never install or run anything on your Mac if you don’t know what it is, especially if it’s asking for the admin password” then yes, I agree.

#219537
Jan 10, 2012 at 7:58am

Vade, all due respect, but if you’d found a virus on OS X you’d the first Mac user in 10 years to do so.

Here’s a good post that explains the differences between malware, trojans and viruses:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9400648&postcount=4

#219538
Jan 10, 2012 at 9:00am

This is veering wildly off topic. That said, I am well aware of the differences between all three various types of nefarious software :)

To be fair i was using the common colloquial term for “virus” – sort of encapsulating worms/malware etc.. To be verbose and nit-pickey, I disagree – there are some pain in the ass infections you can get in some circumstances. There are actual, self propagating 0 interaction viral infections on Mac OS X that exist today, and have for *years*: MS Office has a runtime that hosts Visual Basic scripts. Office documents have been infected with a virus (a real self replicating, on disk, spread to files infection) which can be and has been an issue in any Mac workspace which uses MS office, which also cross infects PC users running windows Office. It makes running Office a pain in the ass. This is so common its almost insane. While this does not infect the OS, it infects files, and the runtime of a major day to day component of the system.

Take a look at http://ithreats.net/ for an idea of how many malware, trojan, worm and remote admin/spyware software gets made for Mac. Many of these exploit issues with default configurations of Safari which unarchives and runs dmgz and zip files i.e.: “secure files”.

OSX/Leap-A / OSX.Oomp

Internet worm that spreads through instant messaging via iChat. Infects Power-PC based machines running Mac OS X. The file, latestpics.tgz, masquerades as a jpeg image and sends itself to people on your buddy list.

This one I’ve seen int the wild too. Most of the issues are strictly speaking malware (i.e. Mac Keeper and all of the ongoing permutations thereof) coming from torrent either downloads or users with non-updated OS’es who have trust issues. My point remains – use a rubber :)

#219539
Jan 10, 2012 at 9:14am

There are lots of threats and risks. Every time I cross the street I’m at risk of being knocked down. Chances are still very low.
Before everyone jumps to the conclusion that this is a virus, lets wait for the tests to be done, I.e what does the activity monitor indicate?

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate!

#219540
Jan 10, 2012 at 9:30am

Who said this was a virus causing Max to be slow? No one, unless my reading comprehension is incredibly poor. Lets drop the stupid virus thing…

#219541
Jan 11, 2012 at 3:54am

cmon guys its not a virus, Im having huge differences in GUI performances between MAX5 and MAX6, MAX6 takes maybe 5 times longer to start up, load heavy patches, open new objects, create and move wires in a heavy patch etc. etc. if not GEN i would still be working on 5, and still flip back and forth for some times because of speed reaction troubles.

What I found useful was to turn off the curved wires animation.

#219542

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