Running processes

The list of Running processes displays the processes running on your computer. ESET Cyber Security provides detailed information on running processes to protect users using ESET Live Grid technology.

Process – name of the process that is currently running on your computer. To see all running processes you can also use Activity Monitor (found in /Applications/Utilities).

Risk level – in most cases, ESET Cyber Security and ESET Live Grid technology assign risk levels to objects (files, processes, etc.) using a series of heuristic rules that examine the characteristics of each object and then weigh their potential for malicious activity. Based on these heuristics, objects are assigned a risk level. Known applications marked green are definitely clean (whitelisted) and will be excluded from scanning. This improves the speed of both the On-demand and Real-time scans. When an application is marked as unknown (yellow), it is not necessarily malicious software. Usually it is just a newer application. If you are not sure about a file, you can submit it to the ESET Threat Lab for analysis. If the file turns out to be a malicious application, its signature will be added to one of the upcoming updates.

Number of Users – the number of users that use a given application. This information is gathered by ESET Live Grid technology.

Time of discovery – period of time since the application was discovered by ESET Live Grid technology.

Application Bundle ID – name of the vendor or application process.

By clicking a given process, the following information will appear at the bottom of the window:

File – location of an application on your computer

File Size – physical size of the file on the disk

File Description – file characteristics based on the description from the operating system

Application Bundle ID – name of the vendor or application process

File Version – information from the application publisher

Product name – application name and/or business name