How to fix WindowServer high CPU usage (Mac)
It is a native service that comes pre-installed on all Mac-based devices. The main purpose of it is to optimize the proper display of graphical elements onto your screen. It uses the CPU power to carry out the image of what you see while interacting with apps, icons, or simply switching some tabs in Safari. This is why it is so essential and irreplaceable for owners of macOS. Although Mac is world-famous for its stability and flawless operation, sometimes users may stumble into a very unpleasant spot - high consumption of CPU resources by WindowServer. As a result, Mac starts becoming sluggish, laggy, or even hard-to-use normally due to the downgraded performance. The same scenario may happen with similar processes like nsurlsessiond, mdnsresponder, mds_stores, hidd, trustd, and syslogd as well. The abnormal behavior of WindowServer is likely to be related to one of the above-mentioned processes. You may see some of these processes standing in line with WindowServer eating a high number of resources. In case of a bug, one process can pull other related into a fault. The phenomenon of high CPU usage by one of these processes may range from basic to more complex causes. Many users can fix the issue by shrinking the number of graphical elements working on Mac at the same time. The reason can be a cluttered desktop or multiple screens (especially 4K) connected to a single machine. In rarer cases, the high CPU usage of WindowServer may also be caused by unwanted or malicious behavior running some stuff under a certain. This guide below will give an expert look at how to lower the usage of CPU by WindowServer and related processes on Mac. The solutions should not take much time to get the desirable result of rolling your Mac back to solid performance.
How to fix “”HPDeviceMonitoring.framework” will damage your computer” error on Mac
In late October 2020, Mac users discovered an issue with HP printers. On computers with Catalina and Mojave OS, the errors "HPDeviceMonitoring.framework" will damage your computer or "HPDM.framework" will damage your computer appear. Macs running High Sierra and earlier do not have this problem. Regardless of what users clicked after the error ("Show in Finder" or "OK"), this pop-up appears over and over again, making it difficult for some users to use the PC. Also, due to an error, it is impossible to print to printers. There is no reason to worry, HPDeviceMonitoring.framework is not malware, but a piece of software for HP printers. The error pop-up is displayed by Apple's XProtect software, which is part of the Apple Gatekeeper security system. Gatekeeper acts as an antivirus, it detects and blocks malware. However, according to our research in this case there is just a problem with the revoked certificate of HP printing software. Among other possible reasons: HP drivers malfunction, HP software corruption. HP and Apple have worked to remedy the situation and have released an update. However, some users still experience this or similar problems. In this tutorial, we will explain all necessary steps needed to get rid of the ""HPDeviceMonitoring.framework" will damage your computer" error in MacOS and restore your printer functionality.
How to fix kernel_task high CPU usage on Mac
If you walk in the Activity Monitor, which is the equivalent to the Windows Task Manager, you will see a number of processes and resource consumption of it. If some of the tasks are highlighted red exceeding the amount of CPU usage, Mac becomes sluggish, overheating boosts fan speed producing a lot of sounds, and other disturbing effects that prevent you from normal usage. Kernel_task is simply the name of different processes reflecting additional information upon them. There are multiple reasons that can destroy Mac performance such as malware, bugged updates, wrong software configuration, and hardware problems. Unless taken seriously, this can reduce the lifespan of your processor, graphic card, or other components. We have gathered several methods that have been successful at dealing with kernel_task issues.