The apparent rabid malware named wnck-applet

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Wed Nov 21 10:47:39 UTC 2018

Am Mittwoch, den 21.11.2018, 18:33 +0800 schrieb Bret Busby:
> Hello.
> In inadvertently pressing an unknown key or key combination, Arora
> went into an endless loop of loading and reloading, incessanly
> loading
> hundreds of windows, and, using both the "Force a misbehaving
> application to quit", and, "kill -9 <pid for arora>", repeatedly,
> have
> failed.
> Running top, showed the process named wnck-applet taking about 98-
> 100% of "%CPU"

let me guess, you are running a mate desktop ...
wnck-applet is part of the old gnome2 panel, seems your desktop simply
has a bug that you should report ... wnck-applet manages the workspace
switcher and task list IIRC 

this is definitely not any malware [1] issue :)



[... Malware (a portmanteau for malicious software) is any software
intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server or
computer network ...]
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