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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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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 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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VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports

As stated above VDCAssistant seems to be causing perpetual crash reports to the point that the ReportCrash system process will use 50-100% of cpu. Application Specific Information: Client is ...
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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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“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 ...
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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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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 show all running processes on OS X El - Capitan ?

Coming from Windows, I wanna know how to check all the running processes and tasks on OS X ?
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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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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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mdworker process always at 100%, even when not indexing

I'm trying to understand why mdworker is always at 100% even when (apparently) not indexing. If I open Spotlight, there's no message telling me that a drive is being indexed. If I run fs_usage -w -f ...
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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 ...
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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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How do I start taskgated again?

I killed taskgated from the Activity Monitor and since then it is not been running. How do I start the process taskgated again?
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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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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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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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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 something stronger than “Force Quit”?

I have an app that won't die: it's gone from the dock, but the window remains (with a beachball, if I mouse over it). It's using no CPU, but I want it to go away. Is there something stronger than ...
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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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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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Safari 8.0 on Yosemite doesn't kill closed tab processes, hogs memory

I've just upgraded to Yosemite and started using the new Safari 8.0. For a while, everything seemed fine, but then all got ever so slightly slower and slower, especially when switching desktops. ...
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How do I kill a process that won't die?

I'm unable to kill a process using any of the techniques I'm aware of ("Force Quit" in Activity Monitor, top, killall from the Terminal) and wonder if there are some additional steps I can take. ~ ...
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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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Why doesn't /proc exist in OS X?

What is the reason that /proc does not exist in OS X? I was curious to find file descriptors that a process was using in my Mac. The way I do it in linux is to go in /proc/fd folder of that process. ...
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nsurlstoraged and CPU usage

Since yesterday nsurlstoraged is constantly using a huge amount of CPU. Nothing shows up in the logs but opensnoop shows that the process is accessing ...
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runaway distnoted process

Sometimes I see a distnoted process suddenly spin up and chew up 100% CPU (on one core) and a ton of memory, often in the neighborhood of 1.5G or so. This happens a few times a day, starting a month ...
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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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What is installd, and why is it eating my CPU?

My Macbook is frying my lap, and the CPU monitor is going crazy: over 200% CPU being used by something called "installd". What is it? Can I kill it? (OS X 10.8.)
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is “com.JWVD.cbcache.plist”?

I'm trying to solve some problems and have run across a few things in Etrecheck of which I cannot determine the origin. One such item is the Launch Daemon "com.JWVD.cbcache.plist". Does anyone know ...
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Why won't kern.maxfiles setting in /etc/sysctl.conf stick?

I've been getting various "too many files open in system"-type errors on Yosemite (10.10.1). Searching around suggests setting kern.maxfiles and kern.maxfilesperprocess in /etc/sysctl.conf. I've ...
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Is it dangerous to interrupt the post-OS X update optimizing?

When I log in after every OS X update, I get a push notification saying that my computer is being optimized and that performance and battery life may be affected until it's complete. Is it dangerous ...
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Process named after website executing?

While looking at Activity Monitor processes, I noticed a process whose name started with "http://". Shortly after observing and screenshoting the process disappeared. This morning, it briefly ...
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Processor affinity on mac.

In Linux machines, there is a command called taskset, which can be used to do the processor affinity. In mac(from mavericks) are there any commands to the same job like taskset? Else how one can ...
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Process list with name and VPRVT

Is there any way to get just name and VPRVT of running processes?
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Is there a htop-on-linux like alternative for top / Activity Monitor on OS X?

I'm looking for a better alternative for top. Both top and Activity Monitor are highly limited with regards to features. In particular, I'm interested in the following features: Limit processes by ...