Vyprvpnservice using 100% of one processor

I also had the same problem. MacBookPro (Retina, Mid 2012) OS X 10.11.2 vyprvnservice using 120% CPU time and fan running with just mail open (I only noticed high CPU usage after checking Activity Monitor to find out why fan was running so no idea if this was a new issue or not). The above solution helped, although I had the same version of VyprVPN installed as the suggested new install ( the uninstall and reinstall brought vyprvpnservice CPU usage down to 0%

On reinstall a vyprvpnservice.plist was placed in the LaunchDaemons folder.
I automatically monitor the LaunchAgents and LaunchDaeons folder and tend to delete most files placed there unless more clearly required by a frequently used app.

I am curious therefore what vyprvpnservice does and if it will affect running of VypVPN if I delete the LaunchDaemon plist?

Hello @gngdutch,

The following features of the VyprVPN application utilize the VyprVPN Service.

-The Kill Switch feature, which terminates network activity in the case that the VPN is not connected.
-The “Connect on unknown wi-fi” feature, which, with the feature
enabled, will check for changes in Wi-fi so that the VPN will know to
connect on unknown Wi-fi.
-The “Run on Windows start-up” and “Connect on Windows start-up” features.
-The “Connection Per App” feature, which, with the feature enabled, will check for applications starting up so that it will connect to the VPN if you have wither the use VPN or require VPN option checked for that specific app.
-Checking for application updates, which occurs once every 24 hours.
-The “Automatically send us non-personally identifiable app data”
feature, which helps improve application stability in future releases,
and is only relative to the use of the application itself
-The application will check (phone home) for a connection regularly to correct any app state issues.
-Additionally, having the VyprVPN Service run in the background makes loading the application considerably faster

If you delete vyprvpnservice.plist in the LaunchDaemons folder, none of the above features will work. Deleting this file may also cause additional problems with the VyprVPN app. We strongly recommend that you do not delete this file.


Many thanks Samuel for clear description, indeed not a good idea to delete this vyprvpnservices.plist and functionality. Lets hope the clean install which seems to have reduced CPU usage (and need for fan) has solved the problem.

Appreciate your fast response !

Hello Dustin,

I am now running OS X 10.11.2 and VyprVPN and the behaviour has not occurred again. If it does, I will send a sample process as per your request.

Many thanks for your attention.

Hello @lux4life,

It is good to hear that you are no longer experiencing this issue with our latest version of the VyprVPN app for Mac, version! If you should start to experiencing the issue again, please do collect a sample process of the vyprvpnservice and contact our 24/7 Support Team so that we can further assist you in troubleshooting this issue.


I, too, am getting the high CPU usage problem when running VyperVPN. This problem just started a few days ago. Activity Monitor on my iMac is showing VyperVPN consuming 105% or more CPU. I noticed it a few days ago when my iMac’s fan came on at high speed, which it never did until now.

I uninstalled VyprVPN and reinstalled it. This had no beneficial effect after restarting my iMac. Running VyprVPN is still consuming more than 100% CPU.

Rather than telling people to send a log file or reinstall VyprVPN, why not fix your software and then tell everyone here in this thread that you have fixed the problem? Otherwise, if you are not going to fix the problem, please cancel my service and issue a refund.

Hello @Wilderness

At this time our developers are investigating the cause of the High CPU Usage issue. We request log files from affected users so that we may gather as much information as possible to narrow down the cause of the matter. This is a crucial step to developing a fix to the software in these instances, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout the process.

Currently, our development team is diligently looking into this issue and will push out an update to address this issue once it is ready. As of now I can tell you that a potential resolution is scheduled for our 2.9.5 release, however I cannot provide you with an exact date of the release.

For any account-related inquiries or requests, please contact us directly via live chat or email.


Let us know if we can answer any other questions.


Support Team

It’s still happening. VyprVPN is quit yet the vyprvpnservice is still running and using up 187% of my cpu. Why?


We are forwarding an e-mail with instructions to address the High CPU usage issue you are seeing. Please reply to that e-mail for further assistance.



Support Team

Can confirm this is happening again, whether the app is open or closed “vyprvpnservice” is using ~180% of CPU. The Vypr app is closed and not connected. Using the latest version of Vypr (not beta) on OSX (latest updates applied).

Hey @Gareth,

Thanks for reaching out to us. I created a support request for you and reached out to you requesting some information on ticket #3296872. Please respond at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

Customer Support

I’m having the same problem, often the vyprvpnservice will get up to 200% CPU on my MBP. It seems to be something about sleeping and waking the Mac or something like that. I’m just going to uninstall Vypr until that problem is fixed because it’s a nightmare battery drain when I don’t notice it.

Please let me know how to retrieve a detailed log if that’s what you need before I uninstall.

Hello @mattonlife,

We’re sorry to hear about the trouble there. To send you logs for support, please open the VyprVPN application, then click Help on the menu bar at the top, then hover over Feedback, then click “Report a Problem”. On the next window please make sure the “Include Application Logs” checkbox is ticked, then click Report Bug.


VPN always make the processor more secure. in simple terms, VPN provides security to an internet connection. recently I have a problem regarding my system’s processor and my Facebook friend suggested me to use vyprvpnservice for this.

Hello @Jolly_Stark

We do not support your systems’s processor. But if you are a VyprVPN customer and you are having an issue with our app affecting your CPU processor, please contact our support team with the email address for your account at https://support.goldenfrog.com/ for further assistance.


In these few weeks, I am facing a huge issue in CPU usage while running on the VyprVPN in mt MacBook. I have followed several steps to get rid of it facebook, but it’s of no use. Please share with me a detailed analysis of how to get rid of this issue.

Hello @Facebook451

Sorry to hear you are experiencing this issue. Can you please uninstall and reinstall the VyprVPN app on this computer? Use the current VyprVPN file for Mac from our website here for both the uninstall and the reinstall - https://support.goldenfrog.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004388112-VyprVPN-Desktop-and-Mobile-Apps

If you still have trouble with this, can you please let us know what special features in the app that you may have enabled, such as kill switch, automatic reconnect, and block malicious sites? Afterwards, please disable any of the special features in the app that may be enabled. Then restart the app.

If you’re still having high CPU usage at this point, please provide the following 3 things:

VyprVPN app logs. Please open the application, then click Help on the menu bar at the top and then click “Contact Support”. On the next window please make sure the “Include Application Logs” checkbox is ticked, then click Email Support. This will send us the logs.

A screenshot showing the high CPU usage of the VyprVPN app.

To take a screen shot using a Mac:

  1. Hold down the COMMAND key
  2. Hold down the SHIFT key
  3. Press 4.
  4. A little target should replace your old cursor. When you see it, press and hold the left mouse button. When you drag it across the screen, a box shows up. Whatever is in that box is what you are taking a picture of. Release the left mouse button when whatever is in the box, is what you want to take a picture of.
  5. Once you let go, the picture saves onto your desktop as Picture 1 (or Picture 2, or 3, etc.).
  6. Attach it to your reply to us.

We also need to gather a Sample Process of the VyprVPNService.

  1. Start VyprVPN and replicate the high CPU usage.
  2. Open Activity Monitor.
  3. Find or search for the vyprvpnservice process.
  4. Click on vyprvpnservice to highlight the process.
    5 Click the gear icon on the top right of the Activity Monitor window and choose “Sample Process,” enter your OSX password to authorize.
  5. When the sample is done being collected, click Save and then attach the saved file to your response so we can take a look.


I have same problems. But think vypr best solution for pc.

Vypr VPN is working so well every time. If I on Vypr VPN services, my windows are showing an [error 0x80248007]. This is very frustrating. Except for this everything is working very well.

Hello @Jenny05

Sorry to hear this is happening.

Can you contact our support team with screenshots of what you are seeing while connected to VyprVPN? You can contact our support team anytime via email or live chat at https://support.goldenfrog.com/