Why is macOS Sonoma is very slow
I have a new M2 Mac Studio running Sonoma v14.1.1. I've installed (and uninstalled) F-Secure Total 3 different times now. In all cases, the Mac UI became virtually unusable because of the resources Total was consuming. I accepted all default settings for Total. No configuration changes were made.
Like I said, the Mac is brand new and only has some basic dev tools installed. My previous MacBook Pro running High Sierra had Total installed on it and it had zero issues. Total worked flawlessly like it does on my Windows machines.
Is there some configuration/setting I need to make in Total or Sonoma so that it's not such a huge resource hog and they both play nice? Is Total scanning my iCloud files? Is Total fighting with the hyper security in Sonoma? Or is this normal once first installed on a new Mac? I ask because I've never experienced this issue with any other installs of Total.
I can replicate the issue quite easily by either disabling background scanning or uninstalling Total. Both cases reverts the Sonoma UI back to its snappy self. I really want to get F-Secure back on my machine minus the performance hit.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this dramatic slowdown in Sonoma?