ok, so I wake my laptop up from sleep, and I see this app launch and then leave the dock. I run top since i cought its name- pipedaemon. find it in the processes, and it seems to be doing absolutely nothing (from terminal's top): PID COMMAND %CPU TIME #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT RSHRD RSIZE VSIZE 275 pipedaemon 0.0% 0:00.00 1 9 17 108K 364K 120K 26.7M this gets me worrying. is this some piece of spyware? anyone else have it installed on your machine? any idea people? i don't like applications running that i do not know about. edit- i was working on deleting it. found it in an hp folder. i just installed the drivers for an hp 3-in-1 printer. will be deleteing this app now. i will leave this thread up if anyone ever has this same question about this obscure app, pipedaemon.