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How to find the running TFTP Server process name?

I can use command sudo launchctl load -F /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist to start TFTP Server on mac. But what is the process name of the running TFTP server? I tried ps aux | grep tftp and ...
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“Helper” processes using up insane RAM amounts

I have observed many apps that show HTML such as Chrome and Steam have these 'helper' processes. These processes have been taking up insane amounts of RAM on my Mac. Applications such as Steam and ...
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How to find the process listening to the localhost on OSX?

In my Mac(10.11.5), I find a strange php server is listening to my localhost: $ curl -i localhost HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:05:11 GMT Server: Apache/2.4.18 (Unix) PHP/5.6.23 Content-...
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Network and general process priority of apps running in background?

Clarification: When I mean background, I did not mean head-less process or background tasks, I meant normal apps (like browser or terminal) with the UI not in the immediate foreground. I feel like ...
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Fastest way to disable daemons gone wild; how to know if attempts to interrupt will break app?

As software advances so do the installers, which have become vehicles for all kinds of needless bloat ware. I do not believe this to be an inevitably, its possible for software to progress without ...
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AddressBookSourceSync a virus?

On my mac, in activity process, there are two processes that keep on running even though I stop them. They are AddressBookSourceSync and com.apple.AddressBook.ContactsAccountsService. Is it possible ...
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Is there an effective way of getting rid of “ghost windows”?

Many times, with programs like Skype, or some video games, the program stops responding. My natural response to this is force quitting it. However, sometimes I get this ghost window that remains even ...
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How many worldwide average system processes and minimum process runs in Mac OS X?

As I can check system processes in activity monitor, it is around 76 process running in my mac. As I assume if number of running system processes increases then it impacts on Mac speed. If number of ...
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Keyboard shortcut to kill an unresponsive App on Mac OS X

Today I faced really tight situation on my Mac with Skype (yes, again!) - it went unresponsive, and was not reacting on standard shortcuts, and I wasn't managed to close the app by standard means. I ...
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How can I auto resume background jobs upon login

I'm running a bash script over several days. When I put the laptop on sleep and log back in, the script is stopped. I have to send the kill -CONT message to the process for it to resume. Is there a ...
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Q: Way to limit (not block) frequency of certain connections?

Third party software is okay, although I've tried things like Little Snitch, and the closest feature they have is the ability to create "temporary rules" (i.e. rules that allow/disallow specified ...
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Hidden processes causing huge increase in ios data usage?

On my first iphone the data usage was both reasonable and logical at the beginning, but a couple months in and I was seeing a ridiculous increase of >5x usage. I started off average 5-8 gb/month and ...
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maspushagent using CPU

[retina MacBook Pro 15", Late 2013, OS X 10.11.4] I always keep Activity Monitor running, and just noticed that CPU usage was up significantly. The process maspushagent (owned by me) has now been ...
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How To Identify Process From A Toolbar Icon?

How does one identify which process is behind a certain tool bar icon without having to rely on asking someone on the know or just killing processes until the icon in question magically disappears? ...
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Why is nsurlsessionid connecting to docs.bigassfans.com?

I saw heavy CPU usage,d then a large upload and checked Little Snitch to see that nsurlsessionid is connecting to 'docs.bigassfans.com'. I know that nsurlsessionid is a system process that syncs to ...
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How to resume OS X apps that have been suspended by the system

I often run into the situation where the OS will suspend some of my apps because of low memory. If I am lucky, a window will appear that allows me to select which apps I want to quit and which apps I ...
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Start app/command-line tool without internet/network access

Is there anything that can help me launch an app or command-line tool without internet or network access even when I'm connected to the internet? (so that I can use other apps with Internet, and block ...
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How to disable Game Center process (gamed) on OS X 10.11 El Capitan?

It seems i can't edit the plist file from LaunchAgents—even if I sudo, I'm prevented from any deletion/alteration. Do I have to necessarily disable SIP to do this?
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What causes the UserEventAgent to run with 100% CPU usage?

Since about a month, my MBPr sometimes starts up it’s fans and is getting really hot. The activity monitor tells me, that this is because of the UserEventAgent, which runs with 100% CPU usage. This ...
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“pkd” process on El Capitan

I just upgraded to OS X 10.11.2 (El Cap), and overall it seems to be working OK. One strange thing: there's a "pkd" process which is taking ~150% CPU, all the time, even though I'm not doing anything....
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What is the “lsd” process on OS X, and why is it using so much CPU power?

I looked in iStat Menus and noticed that a process named lsd was consuming 99% of my CPU (Out of 400% for 4 cores). I searched around for a bit, but couldn't find out what this was, and why it's using ...
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How to show all running processes on OS X El Capitan?

How do I see a list of all running processes/tasks on OS X?
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Turning off OSCSP Process

Apparently there's a process names oscsp that takes a lot of bandwidth. I'm not sure what it's for; but I came across an article that showed how to turn it off in Keychain Access Preferences. I'm ...
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what is located under /var directory?

Today I was checking running processes and found a process running as root from this location, I am on osx maverics. I wanted to know what kind of process might be that's running from /var folder that ...
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How do I programatically kill the CCLibrary process by PID?

I need to know how to write a command or script to kill the CCLibrary and CCXProcess processes. They are part of Adobe's Creative Cloud, and since their previous update they keep respawning and ...
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eapolclient process using 30GB of memory?

I’m using a brand new Retina MacBook Pro, 15-inch, Mid 2015 running OSX 10.11.1 with 16GB RAM. I received a low memory warning, asking me to close unused applications. When I checked Activity Monitor,...
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What's this process 'collision'?

There's a process running on my machine which Activity Monitor reports is using 142% of CPU, 22 hours of CPU time and has thousands of idle interrupts. It's running under my user, and doesn't appear ...
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Process not running but app shown in dock

I have an applescript that runs automatically and relies on the application "Contacts" to be running. Occasionally, it fails when the "Contacts" process mysteriously disappears from the activity ...
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Multiple IBCocoaTouch tool pop ups

I am not able to figure out what this is ?? I am not able to kill these process. Note: I would appreciate if any one could put the appropriate tags to this question.
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What is ksfetch process on Mac?

Sometimes I see a ksfetch process on my Mac. After a little googling I found out that it is Google software updater. However, there is no detailed answer i.e. what is ksfetch process used for? Is it ...
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What is “x-apple-ql-id://*”?

I have a process called x-apple-ql-id://* (* being a bunch of letters, numbers and "-"). Is this a legitimate process? I am wondering because it looks very fishy.
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How to stop a YouTube process running in Chrome?

I have many tabs open in Chrome, and when I reboot it starts opening all the previous tabs, and when they contain YouTube videos they all start playing. How can I find which tabs are running YouTube, ...
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My Dock won't launch upon login

I recently installed the 10.10.5 update on my Macbook Pro, and now upon login with my home account, the dock won't launch (literally, there is no Dock process; killall Dock returns No matching ...
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Is there another way to kill an app other than force quit?

My Excel is not force quitting, I can't find it in the Activity Monitor or the PID for it... Is there another way I could kill it?
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How do I remove or disable AdobeIPCBroker?

A new unstable resource-draining Adobe process that has recently appeared on my Mac is proving more difficult to hunt down and kill than the numerous other processes that Adobe creates. Generally ...
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Group processes by apps in Activity Monitor under Memory tab

I am using OSX 10.10.5 with activity monitor 10.10.0. Mac newbie. In the memory tab, all the processes under chrome is scattered. I just want to know to how much of the resource is used by chrome all ...
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Services Using com.apple.geod

I blocked the com.apple.geod process with my software firewall but after 2 days of non-stop 1 second attempts I just pkill'ed it. I want to know what services are using this so I can disable them ...
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Rename App Process Name

I'm trying to get around a block that's on my computer that closes down a process if it has a certain name. How can I rename a process? (The name that you see in Activity Monitor.)
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ImageIdentify.com in running processes

Looking at ActivityMonitor, I saw a strange process with a URL for a name: I went to that site, and yes it looks familiar I might have been there, once, a long time ago. Definitely not at the time ...
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High CPU usage by a process called PTPCamera

On my Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is a process, called PTPCamera, using a lot of CPU-Time . I already have killed this process but it spawned immediately again. 85% of CPU usage eats my Battery ...
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Killing the cfprefsd process to restore toolbars and functionality in SPSS

Nothing will kill this process! Tried via activity monitor (can't force quit or drag to trash). Tried by killall -u (nothing happens, still showing up as a process) and kill -9 (says 'arguments must ...
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Removing MacCleanse Helper

While looking at the activity monitor it occurred to me that I've a Mac Cleanse Helper process visible in the Energy tab. I might have installed this program in past but I got rid of it. How can I ...
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Why does htop show different CPU levels for processes than top or Activity Monitor?

I installed htop through brew, real pleasure of a view compared with top. The totals across both CPUs for top align with the sum of totals per-CPU in htop. E.g. right now I see about 40% per CPU in ...
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Securityd process uses 100% CPU when Mail app is open

I have a Macbook Air mid 2011 with OS X Yosemite. For a couple of weeks, I have a process, called Securityd, that runs and uses 100% of my processor, making it hot and noisy. After some time, I ...
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How to renice by process name?

I am trying to Launch a process using NICE but this process is starting other process by itself and they are not affected by the priority of the main process ( main process has the correct nice but ...
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Process running for several minutes in Sleep mode

My Mac OS is OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.2). Normally I put the mac in Sleep mode before going to bed, and I realize very often that the machine starts to run in the night just for several minutes ...
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How to find out process owner of unidentified windows?

I have an odd error that I have not been able to associate with an application or PID properly. In Windows, there is Process Explorer with the very handy target function that allows you to click it ...
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Process: kernel_task over 700mb memory

Anyone knows how do I solve high memory consumption of the process "kernel_task" ? I tried to delete .plist files from folder bellow, but the problem still continue My Mac: Macmini6,1 /System/...
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Disable SpeechRecognitionCore

edit: I don't use this feature, don't need nor want it running in the background. Is there a way to deactivate the service? I've seen so far this command: killall -9 com.apple....
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Alert me when a certain app/process isn't running

Is it easily possible to have some sort of cron job or something run on my Mac that alerts / notifies me when a certain program isn't running? I use an app last.fm, and since it doesn't run in my ...