Help with an out of control process...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iGary, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. iGary Guest

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    About a week after I got my machine, upon restart, the fans ramped up to full blast and the CPU monitor's were pegged. So I went into Activity Monitor and saw a process called "dnetc" taking up like 200% of the CPU (how that's possible I don't know). So I force quit the process and everything functions A-OK.

    I go into spotlight to try and find "dnetc," and also try to go into the folder where the Info button says it is located, but cannot find it.

    Attached some screenshots, any help would be most welcome, this is starting to get annoying. :D

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  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of files are in ~/Documents/.dnetc ? How many? What kind? What contents? What have you installed?

    EDIT:

    Apparently this is part of "distributed net". Do you have some sort of file sharing app (kazaa-like) running? Maybe part of folding?
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    I think it's something related to "distributed networking". Do you fold? Could this be part of that installation?

    BTW - "garybooberry"? :p
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    For dnetc it's usually RC5 -- yes, very much like the folding stuff.
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I did install folding, and thought that was the culprit, so I did a Spotlight search for everything folding related and removed it, but it still auto loads and I can't find the file.

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Does Spotlight show hidden file? There's a .dnetc folder in your Documents folder. It's hidden.
     
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  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Here's a quick and dirty way to remove it..

    Open up Terminal, type (or copy & paste)

    rm -rf ~/Documents/.dnetc

    Bye bye .dnetc directory. But I'm not that familiar with launchd yet, so I don't know how much time it'll waste trying to launch dnetc for folding (assuming it is from folding). You might want to look at the folding site for better instructions on removal.
     
  11. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Keep an eye on your system.log for failures in launchd. We'll revisit the issue if there are issues.
     

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