My iMac dates back 6 years. I have upgraded to Mavericks and since then the VDCAssistant (iSigh related process) keeps crashing and forces the ReportCrash process to take 100% of the CPU. I have searched online and found part of the solution. Removing the VDCAssistant .plist file prevents it from auto-starting as I boot. However, other process sometimes wakes it up and kicks-in the ReportCrash process thus taking all my CPU. I am not using Skype nor FaceTime and I have removed AirParrot as recommended by some posts I read online. That solved it for a while. Then the problem re-appeared. For a while I thought that it could have been me using GMail inside Chrome (trying to access iSight for its chat function although I was not using it live) that would try accessing my camera. So I have stopped using Gmail.com and (relunctantly) reverted to using Mail.app (but as you know that's another rant). Last night, again, the whole thing was back at it. Oh, and yes as some suggested, I have reinstalled the Combo Package (or whatever the exact name) and that did not help. Other suggested solutions that I have read involve re-installing the OS from scratch and I do not want to do this as it would take too long (I could, I do have good backups which I tested before installing 10.9). I would like to know if you have any hints on what should I do. Is there a way to physically disable the camera, like hidding it from available resrouces to applications that might request it? I was thinking of renaming the process itself so that it would not execute. Again any help would be great. Of course, I loooove your podcast and looooved the one where you so fondly spoke of Montreal, where I live :-)
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