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How do we found running programs that are not visible?

I have installed 64 bits Bitdefender on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit.

After updating the virusdefinitions I clicked on the 'hide' button.

Now I am wondering if Bitdefender is still running.

So how can I check if bitdefender is running?

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marked as duplicate by Tom Brossman, Eliah Kagan, hhlp, Eric Carvalho, Jorge Castro Jan 6 '13 at 20:21

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Have you tried restarting the program? –  etsr Jan 5 '13 at 21:05
    
Can I ask why you installed an anti virus? –  Luis Alvarado Jan 6 '13 at 4:30

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open a terminal and type gnome-system-monitor

it should be listed in the "Processes" pane.

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Assuming that bitdefender was installed as a service you get the desired information with

sudo service bitdefender status

If that comes back with an error, you can play it lazy and just type sudo service bit tab to autocomplete without having to type the full name. (if there exist more services with names starting with bit you press tab twice to get a list of possibilities.

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You can use ps command to list running processes eg:

ps -A

You can then use grep to filter the results for what you are looking for:

ps -A | grep defender
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You can look at the exe link in /proc/[0-9]*, thusly:
sudo ls -l /proc/[0-9]*/exe

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