Recent Mac OS X 10.3.8 release caused conflicts with Macally iShock OS X driver. The first symptom is that system.log file grows quickly in size due to ongoing generation of error log related to iShockXDriver, it will fill up the whole hard drive space if not stopped in time. The second symptom is CPU usage by iShockXDriver process can reach as high as 90% for single processor, or up to 120% for dual processor, therefore the system gets very slow.
If you already upgraded to 10.3.8 and experienced the problems, you need to clear the huge log file and remove iShock software temporarily with these four steps,:
- run Activity Monitor in Utilities folder, open CPU page, find the process iShockXDriver and quit it.
- run Console in Utilities folder, click on Logs icon, highlight system.log, click on Clear icon to empty it. If Console program freezes up, please contact our techsupport for further assistance
- remove iShockXDriver from Startup Items from Accounts in System Preferences.
- click on the downloaded ishockXDriver 1.0.4 and install it. New installation will overwrite old driver files.