strange processess taking up valuable resources in activity monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by biohazard6969, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    #1
    i have 2 processes in activity monitor that i have never seen before that are using all making my fans go insane becaseu they are using all the resources. any idea what these are or how i can stop them?


    p.s. i tried force quiting them and restarting and that did nothign i'm moving on to the usual: repair permissions etc. and will edit with new info

    EDIT: my bad forgot to name them

    the processes names are wcg_faah_autodoc, and wcg_hdc_tma_5.06
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    It would help if you told us what the processes were...
     
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    You can give us an entire list by using the Activity Monitor and saving the data as a Process list. You can then cut and paste the text.

    Also, list what programs automaticly start when you log on. You will find that in Accounts (Finder-->Sys. Prefs->System>Accounts>Login Items).
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Are you using any distributed processing programs? Like BOINC if so, that could be the culprate. Just a thought.
     
  5. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    yeah i thought this might be it, becaseu i recently downloaded the client and hadn't been using it, i deleted it and everything went back to normal...thats wat i get for tryin to help out eh?
     

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