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. The following information is provided:

Process – The name of the process currently running on your computer. To see all running processes you can also use the 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, and so on) using a series of heuristic rules that examine the characteristics of each object and 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 are excluded from scanning. This exclusion improves the speed of on-demand and real-time scans. When an application is marked as unknown (yellow status), the application is not necessarily malicious software. Usually the application is just a newer software. 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 is added to one of the upcoming product updates.

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

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

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

Clicking a given process displays the following at the bottom of the window:

File – The location of an application on your computer

File Size – The physical size of the file on the disk

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

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

File Version – Information from the application publisher

Product name – The application name or business name