I am dealing with some essentially virus-like behavior that I'd like to end.
A task 'foo' is running on my computer, generating a lot of calls that are bringing my system performance to its knees. I can kill that task:
for i in `ps -x -U root | grep -i foo | cut -d' ' -f2`; do sudo kill -9 $i ; done
Unfortunately, an unknown task 'bar' is immediately re-launching foo. I have root access. I'm very tired of having my machine being disabled. How do i make this stop?