I noticed that my F@H progress was slowing, and so I checked my process viewer and found that some user process, called "dnetc" was taking up more than half of my CPU power. I figured that this was what was slowing my F@H progress. I killed it via the Terminal, and haven't suffered any ill effects yet, but would like to know if anyone has an idea what it is. What is it? Are there any ill offects of killing it? Why does it take so much CPU power? Thanks. Your help will help my folding for team 3446.