pbs 80% cpu in activity monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by malcrider, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I got a strange message on my mac the other day when I tried to eject my htc desire:

    "error: the device cannot be ejected because the cookie monster is chewing the cable."

    This obviously freaked me out a bit, so I have been doing a lot of reading trying to work out if there is any way I can find out if there is a trojan on my computer, or anything like that i need to be worried about. I can't seem to find anything that advises about how to find out if my mac has been comprimised at all, except for looking at activity monitor - but I don't know what I'm looking for!

    Can anyone help? Ive posted it below. Is it normal for pbs to be 79.5% of cpu? Is there anything here that looks suspicious. Is there anything else I should be doing to fond out what the hell that cookie monster message was about?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Malc

    104 pbs Malc 79.5 3 1.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    180 Firefox Malc 2.3 24 506.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    398 Activity Monitor Malc 2.1 2 17.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
    188 Firefox Plugin Process (Shockwave Flash) Malc 1.9 20 47.8 MB Intel
    29 loginwindow Malc 0.5 2 7.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1298 mdworker Malc 0.0 4 34.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    93 SystemUIServer Malc 0.0 4 13.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    122 Dropbox Malc 0.0 17 31.1 MB Intel
    94 Finder Malc 0.0 7 20.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    574 DashboardClient Malc 0.0 7 11.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    92 Dock Malc 0.0 3 13.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1381 Quick Look Helper Malc 0.0 6 5.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    118 Folder Actions Dispatcher Malc 0.0 2 2.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    116 IJEPWAgent Malc 0.0 2 628 KB Intel
    115 AirPort Base Station Agent Malc 0.0 3 2.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
    108 UserEventAgent Malc 0.0 3 4.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    101 fontd Malc 0.0 2 3.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    97 pboard Malc 0.0 1 484 KB Intel (64 bit)
    917 AppleSpell.service Malc 0.0 2 7.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    88 launchd Malc 0.0 2 688 KB Intel (64 bit)
    268 System Profiler Malc 0.0 3 9.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    140 dbfseventsd Malc 0.0 1 88 KB Intel
     

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