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  1. #1


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    Exclamation Are these processes ok?
    Ok, so this summer I purchased a Mac after years of having PCs. I'm extremely paranoid about my computer having bad things on it. So I just wanted to make sure that these processes are ok.


    2214 activitymonitord root 0.7 1 1.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    140 AirPort Base Station Agent courtney-2010 0.0 4 1.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    226 AppleSpell.service courtney-2010 0.0 2 8.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    41 autofsd root 0.0 2 972 KB Intel (64 bit)
    40 blued root 0.0 3 4.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
    13 configd root 0.0 6 3.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    100 coreaudiod _coreaudiod 0.0 2 4.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    46 coreservicesd root 0.0 4 29.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    90 cvmsServ root 0.0 1 880 KB Intel (64 bit)
    381 DashboardClient courtney-2010 0.0 6 43.7 MB Intel
    380 DashboardClient courtney-2010 0.0 6 17.2 MB Intel
    379 DashboardClient courtney-2010 0.0 6 58.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    382 DashboardClient courtney-2010 0.0 6 18.3 MB Intel
    15 DirectoryService root 0.0 5 6.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    12 diskarbitrationd root 0.0 3 1.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    297 diskimages-helper courtney-2010 0.0 3 14.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    16 distnoted daemon 0.0 2 1.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    117 Dock courtney-2010 0.0 3 16.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    35 dynamic_pager root 0.0 1 788 KB Intel (64 bit)
    119 Finder courtney-2010 0.0 4 60.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1373 Firefox courtney-2010 1.4 11 126.0 MB Intel
    2217 Flash Player (Safari Internet plug-in) courtney-2010 2.6 5 18.2 MB Intel
    125 fontd courtney-2010 0.0 2 5.2 MB Intel (64 bit)
    33 fseventsd root 0.0 15 2.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    301 hdiejectd root 0.0 2 1.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    32 hidd root 2.1 4 2.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    145 HP Event Handler courtney-2010 0.0 4 2.9 MB Intel
    89 HPIO Trap Monitor root 0.0 3 1.4 MB Intel
    79 hpusbmond root 0.0 2 880 KB Intel
    1001 iCal courtney-2010 0.0 3 25.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    218 Image Capture Extension courtney-2010 0.0 4 14.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    372 iTunes courtney-2010 0.1 24 167.9 MB Intel
    151 iTunesHelper courtney-2010 0.0 3 3.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    0 kernel_task root 2.7 61 110.9 MB Intel
    30 KernelEventAgent root 0.0 3 1,004 KB Intel (64 bit)
    10 kextd root 0.0 3 13.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
    109 launchd courtney-2010 0.0 2 1.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1 launchd root 0.0 3 1.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    29 loginwindow courtney-2010 0.0 2 15.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    28 mDNSResponder _mdnsresponder 0.0 3 2.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    27 mds root 0.0 3 73.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1370 mdworker courtney-2010 0.0 3 13.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1066 Microsoft AU Daemon courtney-2010 0.0 2 2.0 MB Intel
    1072 Microsoft Database Daemon courtney-2010 0.0 3 7.5 MB Intel
    1062 Microsoft Word courtney-2010 0.4 7 109.8 MB Intel
    11 notifyd root 0.0 2 712 KB Intel (64 bit)
    18 ntpd root 0.0 1 1.2 MB Intel (64 bit)
    124 pboard courtney-2010 0.0 1 836 KB Intel (64 bit)
    263 Preview courtney-2010 0.0 2 22.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    287 QuickTime Player courtney-2010 0.0 3 32.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    188 Safari courtney-2010 0.0 11 482.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2223 SecurityAgent _securityagent 0.0 2 7.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    24 securityd root 0.0 2 3.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    59 socketfilterfw root 0.0 3 6.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    14 syslogd root 0.0 4 872 KB Intel (64 bit)
    21 SystemStarter root 0.0 2 1,012 KB Intel (64 bit)
    118 SystemUIServer courtney-2010 0.1 4 18.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    20 usbmuxd _usbmuxd 0.0 3 1.2 MB Intel
    134 UserEventAgent courtney-2010 0.0 3 5.2 MB Intel (64 bit)
    206 WebKitPluginAgent courtney-2010 0.0 2 992 KB Intel (64 bit)
    66 WindowServer _windowserver 2.8 4 106.9 MB Intel (64 bit)

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    Hi Courtney - welcome to Mac-Forums!

    No, nothing there to be worried about. Those are normal processes of the MacOS.

    If it's of any assurance to you, your Mac is most unlikely to be invaded by the sorts of nasties that plague the Windows world.
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    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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    Looks ordinary to me! Like hugh said, there's virtually nothing to be worried about with Macs in terms of security.
    How do you like them Apples?

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    hughvane is being entirely too diplomatic.

    There are NO viruses for the Mac, NO spyware, and almost no malware (a couple of things found alongside pirated software, which brings up Rule 4: Pay for What You Use. Don't Steal from Mac Developers). Not saying you do or would, but just pointing out that the ONLY malware found for the Mac after over 10 YEARS! was "trickware" hidden inside bootleg software. So its easy to avoid.

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