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#1 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:03 PM

Hello,
I have a pc running ubuntu 15.04 with gnome desktop and today I found a program in system monitor that was like ____ miner or something(I don't remember the exact name). It was using 25% of my cpu. I couldn't end it so I killed it.
What was this program? Why was it running without my consent?

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:08 AM

Some questions:

Are you using/mining Bitcoin/Litecoin or anything like that?

Does the process appear again when you restart your machine?

Did you install new software lately, .deb or .rpm packages?

 

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#3 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:15 AM

1. No
2. I need to check
3. I just installed kiwi through alien
I remembered the name it is tracker miner.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:17 AM

A thread from back in 2013 sounds relevant.

 

http://askubuntu.com/questions/346211/tracker-store-and-tracker-miner-fs-eating-up-my-cpu-on-every-startup

 

 

Sounds like it may be similar to the Windows Index function that looks at every file on the system to "index it so you can search quicker".


Edited by mremski, 08 January 2016 - 08:19 AM.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:21 AM

I noticed this 2+ hours after startup though.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:39 AM

A thread from back in 2013 sounds relevant.
 
http://askubuntu.com/questions/346211/tracker-store-and-tracker-miner-fs-eating-up-my-cpu-on-every-startup
 
 
Sounds like it may be similar to the Windows Index function that looks at every file on the system to "index it so you can search quicker".

+1  :thumbup2:

 

I don't have it here on Peppermint OS 6 (Ubuntu based distro).

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:34 AM

OP. I just did a simple "Ask Professor Google what he knows about ubuntu tracker miner" and then looked at a few of the results.  Results for ubuntu forums or askubuntu have greater relevance.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:46 AM

Read this it even tells you how to uninstall it

 

http://lduros.net/posts/tracker-sucks-thanks-tracker/

 

 

if you like it it can be configed differently and it has a GUI  try typing in the Console

tracker-gui 

it should have preferences..

 

(may be different command)






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