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Help! What is "Driver SPd"?

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Problem: black MacBook fan runs constantly.
I found a thread here that looks helpful:
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=85099
Following suggestions there I looked in Terminal at the top cpu processes for a rogue process that's overloading the cpu and keeping the fan running.
What I see is a "COMMAND" called "DriverSPd" with a PID of 157* that often runs the cpu past 90%.
Do you know what Driver SPd is?
Can I kill it (without killing my MacBook?)
THANK YOU FOR YOU HELP!
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If you arrange the processes by hierarchy, the processes sometimes have parent processes running. I've never seen a process called that before so it's most likely a 3rd party process. It may have come from a printer installer or something. Force-quitting shouldn't bring down your system but it may start back up again after a reboot. You will need to find where it is located. It could be in /usr/libexec or /Library/StartupItems.
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