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restarts at NIGHT because of a problem - iMac 10.8.2 2.7 GHz i5 processor

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briankirchoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 21, 2013 8:26 AM

I get the "your computer had to restart because of a problem" dialog box about three nights a week.  Not while I'm working, but ONLY at night.  Here is the info:

 

Anonymous UUID:                    B61165DD-B84A-DBE9-0124-14CF4F88CD64

 

Thu Mar 21 01:13:32 2013

panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff8008cb7bd5): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8008c121a8, type 13=general protection, registers:

CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x00000001000ff000, CR3: 0x00000000251c200a, CR4: 0x00000000000606e0

RAX: 0xffffff802a14a6f0, RBX: 0xffffff802ae04ae0, RCX: 0xfff5f5f5fff9f9f9, RDX: 0x0000000000000000

RSP: 0xffffff81db5d3dc0, RBP: 0xffffff81db5d3dc0, RSI: 0xffffff802a208790, RDI: 0xffffff81a9ac3000

R8:  0x0000000000000001, R9:  0xffffff802acce550, R10: 0x0000000000000000, R11: 0x0000000000000246

R12: 0x0000000000000104, R13: 0xffffff802ae04ae8, R14: 0xffffff802acce550, R15: 0xffffff81a9ac3000

RFL: 0x0000000000010002, RIP: 0xffffff8008c121a8, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010

Fault CR2: 0x00000001000ff000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x1

 

Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff81db5d3a60 : 0xffffff8008c1d626

0xffffff81db5d3ad0 : 0xffffff8008cb7bd5

0xffffff81db5d3ca0 : 0xffffff8008cce4ed

0xffffff81db5d3cc0 : 0xffffff8008c121a8

0xffffff81db5d3dc0 : 0xffffff8008c1351d

0xffffff81db5d3e00 : 0xffffff8008c133f4

0xffffff81db5d3e70 : 0xffffff8008c15e28

0xffffff81db5d3eb0 : 0xffffff8008f4f653

0xffffff81db5d3f70 : 0xffffff8008f4f95f

0xffffff81db5d3fb0 : 0xffffff8008cb26b7

 

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: distnoted

 

Mac OS version:

12C54

 

Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333

Kernel slide:     0x0000000008a00000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8008c00000

System model name: iMac12,2 (Mac-942B59F58194171B)

 

System uptime in nanoseconds: 86728903083661

last loaded kext at 86280159135233: com.apple.driver.DiskImages.SparseDiskImage          344 (addr 0xffffff7f8b2a9000, size 16384)

last unloaded kext at 86342025898023: com.apple.driver.DiskImages.KernelBacked          344 (addr 0xffffff7f8b27d000, size 73728)

loaded kexts:

com.intego.iokit.VirusBarrierX6Service          10.6.15

com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.10.1.24          10.1.24

com.vmware.kext.vmx86          0090.04.91

com.vmware.kext.vmnet          0090.04.91

com.vmware.kext.vsockets          90.4.22

com.vmware.kext.vmci          90.4.18

com.digidesign.mbox2.driver          9.0f4

com.intego.iokit.VBX6NKE          1

com.intego.iokit.BehavioralKext          1

com.intego.kext.VirusBarrier.AppBarrierKPI          10.6.15

com.intego.kext.VirusBarrierKPI          10.6.15

com.paceap.kext.pacesupport.snowleopard          5.7.2

com.line6.driver.xtaudio          7.0.9

com.digidesign.iokit.DigiDal          8.0.4f2

com.apple.filesystems.smbfs          1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.5d0

com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch          75.15

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC          1.60

com.apple.driver.AGPM          100.12.69

com.apple.filesystems.autofs          3.0

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver          122

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA          2.3.1f2

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver          2.3.1f2

com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin          1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient          3.5.10

com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer          8.0.0

com.apple.AMDRadeonAccelerator          1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD3000Graphics          8.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB          8.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC          1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU          2.0.2d0

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC          1.6.0

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklight          170.2.3

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl          1.0.33

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet          1.0.0d1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager          4.0.9f33

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X          7.0.0

com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl          3.2.11

com.apple.driver.AppleIRController          320.15

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient          3.5.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader          3.1.0

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless          1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib          1.0.0d1

com.apple.BootCache          34

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter          404

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage          2.2.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub          5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Atheros40          600.70.23

com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet          3.2.5b3

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI          4.9.6

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort          2.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI          5.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM          1.6.1

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons          1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC          1.5

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET          1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS          1.9

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC          1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC          1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient          196.0.0

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall          4.0.39

com.apple.security.quarantine          2

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement          196.0.0

com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver          4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver          235.28

com.apple.kext.triggers          1.0

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib          2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily          1.8.9fc10

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib          1.6

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy          1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI          1.0.10d0

com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltEDMSink          1.1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltEDMSource          1.1.8

com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily          19.0.26

com.apple.kext.AMD6000Controller          8.0.0

com.apple.kext.AMDSupport          8.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP          2.2.5

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily          5.2.0d16

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController          2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily          2.3.1f2

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert          1.0.4

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController          1.0.10d0

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface          86.0.3

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily          10.0.6

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily          4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC          3.1.4d2

com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl          3.2.11

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport          2.3.5

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily          2.3.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPOutAdapter          1.8.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPInAdapter          1.8.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltDPAdapterFamily          1.8.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltPCIDownAdapter          1.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice          3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily          1.7

com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily          1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily          1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver          5.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI          2.5.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice          3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass          3.5.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily          3.5.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub          5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite          5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleThunderboltNHI          1.6.0

com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily          2.1.1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient          5.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family          500.15

com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController          1.0.2b1

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily          3.0

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily          4.5.5

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily          2.2.1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily          5.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime          1.6.1

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily          1.8.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily          1.1

com.apple.security.sandbox          220

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch          1.0.0d1

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet          7

com.apple.driver.DiskImages          344

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily          1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore          28.21

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform          1.6

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily          2.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily          1.4

com.apple.kec.corecrypto          1.0

 

 

Any help? I'm using 10.8.2

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,665 points)

    Remove "VirusBarrier" by following the instructions on this page:

    How to install / uninstall Intego products

    If you have a different version of the product, the procedure may be different. Back up all data before making any changes.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,665 points)

    1. This comment applies to malicious software ("malware") that's installed unwittingly by the victim of a network attack. It does not apply to software, such as keystroke loggers, that may be installed deliberately by an intruder who has hands-on access to the victim's computer. That threat is in a different category, and there's no easy way to defend against it. If you have reason to suspect that you're the target of such an attack, you need expert help.
      
    OS X now implements three layers of built-in protection specifically against malware, not counting runtime protections such as execute disable, sandboxing, system library randomization, and address space layout randomization that may also guard against other kinds of exploits.

    2. All versions of OS X since 10.6.7 have been able to detect known Mac malware in downloaded files, and to block insecure web plugins. This feature is transparent to the user, but internally Apple calls it "XProtect." The malware recognition database is automatically checked for updates once a day; however, you shouldn't rely on it, because the attackers are always at least a day ahead of the defenders.
       
    The following caveats apply to XProtect:
    • It can be bypassed by some third-party networking software, such as BitTorrent clients and Java applets.
    • It only applies to software downloaded from the network. Software installed from a CD or other media is not checked.
    3. Starting with OS X 10.7.5, there has been a second layer of built-in malware protection, designated "Gatekeeper" by Apple. By default, applications and Installer packages downloaded from the network will only run if they're digitally signed by a developer with a certificate issued by Apple. Software certified in this way hasn't actually been tested by Apple (unless it comes from the Mac App Store), but you can be reasonably sure that it hasn't been modified by anyone other than the developer. His identity is known to Apple, so he could be held legally responsible if he distributed malware. For most practical purposes, applications recognized by Gatekeeper as signed can be considered safe.
        
    Gatekeeper doesn't depend on a database of known malware. It has, however, the same limitations as XProtect, and in addition the following:
    • It can easily be disabled or overridden by the user.
    • A malware attacker could get control of a code-signing certificate under false pretenses, or could find some other way to evade Apple's controls.         
    4. Starting with OS X 10.8.3, a third layer of protection has been added: a "Malware Removal Tool" (MRT). MRT runs automatically in the background when you update the OS. It checks for, and removes, malware that may have evaded the other protections via a Java exploit (see below.) MRT also runs when you install or update the Apple-supplied Java runtime (but not the Oracle runtime.) Like XProtect, MRT is presumably effective against known attacks, but maybe not against unknown attacks. It notifies you if it finds malware, but otherwise there's no user interface to MRT.
     
    5. Beyond XProtect, Gatekeeper, and MRT, there’s no evidence of any benefit from other automated protection against malware. The first and best line of defense is always your own intelligence. With the possible exception of Java exploits, all known malware circulating on the Internet that affects a fully-updated installation of OS X 10.6 or later takes the form of so-called "trojan horses," which can only have an effect if the victim is duped into running them. The threat therefore amounts to a battle of wits between you and the malware attacker. If you're smarter than he thinks you are, you'll win.
        
    That means, in practice, that you never use software that comes from an untrustworthy source. How do you know whether a source is trustworthy?
    • Any website that prompts you to install a “codec,” “plug-in,” "player," "extractor," or “certificate” that comes from that same site, or an unknown one, is untrustworthy.
    • A web operator who tells you that you have a “virus,” or that anything else is wrong with your computer, or that you have won a prize in a contest you never entered, is trying to commit a crime with you as the victim. (Some reputable websites did legitimately warn visitors who were infected with the "DNSChanger" malware. That exception to this rule no longer applies.)
    • Pirated copies or "cracks" of commercial software, no matter where they come from, are unsafe.
    • Software of any kind downloaded from a BitTorrent or from a Usenet binary newsgroup is unsafe.
    • Software with a corporate brand, such as Adobe Flash Player, must be downloaded directly from the developer’s website. If it comes from any other source, it's unsafe.
    6. Java on the Web (not to be confused with JavaScript, to which it's not related, despite the similarity of the names) is a weak point in the security of any system. Java is, among other things, a platform for running complex applications in a web page, on the client. That was always a bad idea, and Java's developers have proven themselves incapable of implementing it without also creating a portal for malware to enter. Past Java exploits are the closest thing there has ever been to a Windows-style "virus" affecting OS X. Merely loading a page with malicious Java content could be harmful. Fortunately, Java on the Web is mostly extinct. Only a few outmoded sites still use it. Try to hasten the process of extinction by avoiding those sites, if you have a choice. Forget about playing games or other non-essential uses of Java.
       
    Java is not included in OS X 10.7 and later. Discrete Java installers are distributed by Apple and by Oracle (the developer of Java.) Don't use either one unless you need it. Most people don't. If Java is installed, disable it — not JavaScript — in your browsers. In Safari, this is done by unchecking the box marked Enable Java in the Security tab of the preferences dialog.
       
    Regardless of version, experience has shown that Java on the Web can't be trusted. If you must use a Java applet for a specific task, enable Java only when needed for the task and disable it immediately when done. Close all other browser windows and tabs, and don't visit any other sites while Java is active. Never enable Java on a public web page that carries third-party advertising. Use it, when necessary, only on well-known, login-protected, secure websites without ads. In Safari 6 or later, you'll see a lock icon in the address bar with the abbreviation "https" when visiting a secure site.

    Follow the above guidelines, and you’ll be as safe from malware as you can practically be. The rest of this comment concerns what you should not do to protect yourself from malware.

    7. Never install any commercial "anti-virus" or "Internet security" products for the Mac, as they all do more harm than good, if they do any good at all. If you need to be able to detect Windows malware in your files, use the free software ClamXav — nothing else.
      
    Why shouldn't you use commercial "anti-virus" products?
    • Their design is predicated on the nonexistent threat that malware may be injected at any time, anywhere in the file system. Malware is downloaded from the network; it doesn't materialize from nowhere.
    • In order to meet that nonexistent threat, the software modifies or duplicates low-level functions of the operating system, which is a waste of resources and a common cause of instability, bugs, and poor performance.
    • By modifying the operating system, the software itself may create weaknesses that could be exploited by malware attackers.
    8. ClamXav doesn't have these drawbacks. That doesn't mean it's entirely safe. It may report email messages that have "phishing" links in the body, or Windows malware in attachments, as infected files, and offer to delete or move them. Doing so will corrupt the Mail database. The messages should be deleted from within the Mail application.
        
    ClamXav is not needed, and should not be relied upon, for protection against OS X malware. It's useful only for detecting Windows malware. Windows malware can't harm you directly (unless, of course, you use Windows.) Just don't pass it on to anyone else.
        
    A Windows malware attachment in email is usually easy to recognize. The file name will often be targeted at people who aren't very bright; for example:
      
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!H0TBABEZ4U!!!!!!!.AVI♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.exe
       
    ClamXav may be able to tell you which particular virus or trojan it is, but do you care? In practice, there's seldom a reason to use ClamXav unless a network administrator requires you to run an anti-virus application.
        
    9. The greatest harm done by security software, in my opinion, is in its effect on human behavior. It does little or nothing to protect people from emerging threats, but they get a false sense of security from it, and then they may behave in ways that expose them to higher risk. Nothing can lessen the need for safe computing practices.
      
    10. It seems to be a common belief that the built-in Application Firewall acts as a barrier to infection, or prevents malware from functioning. It does neither. It blocks inbound connections to certain network services you're running, such as file sharing. It's disabled by default and you should leave it that way if you're behind a router on a private home or office network. Activate it only when you're on an untrusted network, for instance a public Wi-Fi hotspot, where you don't want to provide services. Disable any services you don't use in the Sharing preference pane. All are disabled by default.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)

    I agree with Linc that removing VirusBarrier is a good start. If you're concerned about protecting yourself against malware, see my Mac Malware Guide. If you decide that you need to keep anti-virus software installed after reading that, choose one of the programs it recommends.

     

    However, there are many other possible sources of this kernel panic. There's nothing I see in the log that specifically indicates that VirusBarrier was the source of the problem (though it has been implicated in problems for others in the past). You have quite a few other third-party kernel extensions installed:

     

    com.intego.iokit.VirusBarrierX6Service          10.6.15

    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.10.1.24          10.1.24

    com.vmware.kext.vmx86          0090.04.91

    com.vmware.kext.vmnet          0090.04.91

    com.vmware.kext.vsockets          90.4.22

    com.vmware.kext.vmci          90.4.18

    com.digidesign.mbox2.driver          9.0f4

    com.intego.iokit.VBX6NKE          1

    com.intego.iokit.BehavioralKext          1

    com.intego.kext.VirusBarrier.AppBarrierKPI          10.6.15

    com.intego.kext.VirusBarrierKPI          10.6.15

    com.paceap.kext.pacesupport.snowleopard          5.7.2

    com.line6.driver.xtaudio          7.0.9

    com.digidesign.iokit.DigiDal          8.0.4f2

     

    If removing VirusBarrier doesn't fix the problem, try uninstalling some of those other pieces of software.

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