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Killing hidden OS X applications / Parallels 5 installer problem

I'm trying to upgrade from Parallels 3, to 5. However on stage 6 of the installer I am told to:

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Guest [Entry]

"In a terminal window, Have you tried running

ps aux | grep

After the grep type in a possible Parallels process keyword, if that does not work you may have to just use the ps aux command and weed out the possible processes.

Once you have the processes that are causing the issue, use the killall ""process name"" command or kill -9 ""PID"""
Guest [Entry]

"I think the last resort might be to un-install version 3 manually, but I'd like to avoid that if possible.

Besides which, finding the hidden application still interests me."