Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've just noticed that my mac has loads of sudo processes running – why? What is causing them?

Lots of sudos!

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

The easiest way to determine what's going on here is to open a terminal and run

ps aux | grep sudo

On my machine there are many lines, all that include:

/usr/libexec/StartupItemContext /usr/bin/open -a /Library/Application Support/iStat Server/DiskTool.app

So, we know that it's from a start up item, specficially iStat Server.

As I don't use that app anymore, I'll uninstall it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.