Yeah, it was a daft thing to say.
Okay; google has been no help looking at that, so what information can you give us about it? use pidof to get the PID for the processes and give us
sudo pidof -p (PID)
where (PID) is the PIDs (Process IDs) of each of the different tp-jobs. If any of them are suspicious (Only you will know for certain whether you find it suspicious) then give it a
sudo strace -p (PID)
with the PID of the suspicious one. Give it ten seconds of reading before kill -9 ing it