What is this process?

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  1. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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  4. KC9AIC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any idea how it got on my computer? I don't seem to remember installing it. Is it conected with F@H at all?
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    I would say that it is indeed connected with F@H. I think it's the process that does the folding. Did F@H advance after you killed this process?
     
  6. KC9AIC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    F@H progress sped up greatly once I killed this process. Unfortunatley I lost everything this afternoon with a problem involving moving my home folder, so I'm not sure about the long term results of killing the process. I'll check back later if I notice dnetc again.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Wrong - the folding process is caled 'FahCore_XX.exe', where XX is the revision number (I assume). I've got F@H running on my iMac - I just checked my Activity Monitor, and I don't have dnetc running.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    distributed.net != folding@home

    i have no idea how that got there...bizarre.
    mind you, i rather enjoy the dnet stuff more than f@h.../me hides
     

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