"node" process consumes 95 to 105% CPU when latest Prey is installed on Big Sur 11.0.1

Higher CPU usage with “node” process which consumes 95 to 105% when Prey is installed on Big Sur 11.0.1, MacBook Pro 2018

As soon I uninstall Prey using the command mentioned on this link, “node” process disappears and fan stops spinning,

“sudo /usr/local/lib/prey/current/bin/prey config hooks pre_uninstall && sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/prey /var/log/prey.log /etc/prey”

I have no choice to uninstall Prey until a solution is found. Please help with any advice. Thanks so much in advance :grinning:

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I have the same problem, is there any update on this?

Hi @jutulen @stamatgeorge,

We’re reviewing this issue now and should be fixed for the next release this week, it would be great if you guys could help us check the fix, if you can please write to me to [email protected] so I can tell you how to do it, we’d really appreciate your help.

Kind regards,


I see the same thing in Activity Monitor with preyproject task “prx”. MacOS 11.1.