What Is This Process?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobber205, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    I noticed this morning after running the "foldering" app, the one for solving cancer all night, that my MB was running the fan quite a bit. I quit the app and let it sleep. But when I came back and I woke it up, it still ran the fan.

    Hmm.

    So I checked Activity Monitor and something is taking over 80% of all cycles of both cores... ?

    I have no idea what this is. Pics attached below.
    Should I quit those processes?
     

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  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/fahcore_78.exe-15625.html :)

     
  3. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Ok. Thanks for the info.

    As soon as I quit both of those, the fan stopped.
     
  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    How do I get those darn files to stop coming up every time I reset?
     
  5. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    In System Preferences, select "Accounts" and navigate to "Login Items."

    Then remove the application from the list.

    :)
     
  6. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    The app isn't in the startup list...
     
  7. MacMarvin macrumors member

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    Not all apps that launch at startup are in the startup items list unfortunately. That comes from the unix side of OS X. For example, if you type open -e /etc/rc in terminal, there is a whole list of things that happen at startup that are not in the startup items folder. /etc/rc is for system stuff and I think /etc/rc.local is for 3rd party tools:

    http://www.netbsd.org/guide/en/chap-rc.html

    Anyway, I've read that the folding at home installer also installs a script to let you get rid of it. Try opening a terminal window (/Applications/Utilities/terminal) and typing rid then hit return. More info here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-48183.html
     

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