Rogue Process(s)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lz0, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Lz0 macrumors regular

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    Any idea what this is (see attached pic). I have seen it with an @ and with no title at all.


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    or this


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  2. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    That is scary, I would "sudo kill" them, run a virus scan, run file diagnostics, and a good amount of utilities.
     
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I don't know what they are but I have seen them also. I've watched them closely and I have investigated them to the best of my knowledge and deemed them harmless. Seems to be some unknown operation being performed by an ill programed app or some erroneous system action.
     
  4. Lz0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I kinda came to the same conclusion, but they still worry me a little.
     
  5. mangoman macrumors 6502a

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    Properly translated, it's the winning lottery numbers for Saturday night!

    Share the love, baby! :D
     
  6. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    that looks like an issue with whatever program that is. drop into the terminal and do a real 'top' to see if these processes are showing up.

    you can do it like this to get a text output:

    top -d 1 -n 4 > ~/Desktop/top.txt

    this will put a nice file on your desktop with four readings of the processes going on at a 1 second delay btwn them.
     

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