7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2013 10:00 AM by ozgurb
Pier Rodelon Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I just discovered that this (below) is continuously appearing in the Console, looks like it happens every 10 seconds.

 

Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.wyse.MacCompanion[11171]): posix_spawn("/Applications/Wyse PocketCloud.app/Contents/MacOS/Wyse PocketCloud", ...): No such file or directory

Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper[11170]): Exited with exit code: 1

Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.wyse.MacCompanion[11171]): Exited with exit code: 1

Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.wyse.MacCompanion): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Jun  8 01:30:09 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper[11172]): posix_spawn("/Applications/MacKeeper.app/Contents/Resources/Helper.app/Contents /MacOS/Helper", ...): No such file or directory

Jun  8 01:30:09 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.wyse.MacCompanion[11173]): posix_spawn("/Applications/Wyse PocketCloud.app/Contents/MacOS/Wyse PocketCloud", ...): No such file or directory

 

I have deleted Wyse Pocketcloud and I do not own either MacKeeper or MacCompanion.

 

I also get this in Console, but it comes less often, every minute or so:

 

6/8/11 1:25:05 AM          Firewall[93]          Deny Dropbox data in from 192.168.0.13:17500 to port 17500 proto=17

6/8/11 1:25:05 AM          Firewall[93]          Deny Dropbox data in from 192.168.0.13:17500 to port 17500 proto=17

6/8/11 1:25:05 AM          Firewall[93]          Deny Dropbox data in from 192.168.249.1:17500 to port 17500 proto=17

6/8/11 1:25:05 AM          Firewall[93]          Deny Dropbox data in from 192.168.143.1:17500 to port 17500 proto=17

6/8/11 1:25:05 AM          Firewall[93]          Deny Dropbox data in from 10.211.55.2:17500 to port 17500 proto=17

6/8/11 1:25:05 AM          Firewall[93]          Deny Dropbox data in from 10.37.129.2:17500 to port 17500 proto=17

 

I've asked elsewhere with no response.

 

Thanks

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (251,195 points)

    Get rid of MacKeeper.

     

    Uninstalling Software: The Basics

     

    Most OS X applications are completely self-contained "packages" that can be uninstalled by simply dragging the application to the Trash.  Applications may create preference files that are stored in the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder.  Although they do nothing once you delete the associated application, they do take up some disk space.  If you want you can look for them in the above location and delete them, too.

     

    Some applications may install an uninstaller program that can be used to remove the application.  In some cases the uninstaller may be part of the application's installer, and is invoked by clicking on a Customize button that will appear during the install process.

     

    Some applications may install components in the /Home/Library/Applications Support/ folder.  You can also check there to see if the application has created a folder.  You can also delete the folder that's in the Applications Support folder.  Again, they don't do anything but take up disk space once the application is trashed.

     

    Some applications may install a startupitem or a Log In item.  Startupitems are usually installed in the /Library/StartupItems/ folder and less often in the /Home/Library/StartupItems/ folder.  Log In Items are set in the Accounts preferences.  Open System Preferences, click on the Accounts icon, then click on the LogIn Items tab.  Locate the item in the list for the application you want to remove and click on the "-" button to delete it from the list.

     

    Some software use startup daemons or agents that are a new feature of the OS.  Look for them in /Library/LaunchAgents/ and /Library/LaunchDaemons/ or in /Home/Library/LaunchAgents/.

     

    If an application installs any other files the best way to track them down is to do a Finder search using the application name or the developer name as the search term.  Unfortunately Spotlight will not look in certain folders by default.  You can modify Spotlight's behavior or use a third-party search utility, Easy Find, instead.  Download Easy Find at VersionTracker or MacUpdate.

     

    Some applications install a receipt in the /Library/Receipts/ folder.  Usually with the same name as the program or the developer.  The item generally has a ".pkg" extension.  Be sure you also delete this item as some programs use it to determine if it's already installed.

     

    There are many utilities that can uninstall applications.  Here is a selection:

     

    AppZapper

    Automaton

    Hazel

    CleanApp

    Yank

    SuperPop

    Uninstaller

    Spring Cleaning

     

    Look for them at VersionTracker or MacUpdate.

     

    For more information visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on removing software.

     

    Do you have DropBox installed?  If so stop using it also.

  • Pier Rodelon Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    To my knowledge I never downloaded or installed MacKeeper. If I do a Spotlight search for MacKeeper nothing shows up. I did have Wyse remote installed and removed it, though I still have it on my iPad and iPhone.

     

    Can you explain what these entries in the Console mean? Are they simply some polling going on to see if Dropbox or the Wyse remote is calling, trying to get access to the main computer?

     

    Or is it something more serious (bad)?

     

    Is it detrimental to the function of my machine?

     

    You say "stop using" Dropbox. I do have it installed and I use it for offsite storage and exchange between different computers, iPads, iPhones. Is there another program that does the same thing without the bad effects of Dropbox?

     

    Thanks very much for your help.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (251,195 points)

    Note these log entries:

     

    Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper[11170]): Exited with exit code: 1

    Jun  8 01:29:59 iMac-24 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[347] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

     

    MacKeeper is partially installed.

     

    Some log entries may be just that.  Others can indicate a problem.  But first you must find out if the system is stable and running OK without any additional third-party items installed.

  • 6VWmaclover Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This has been happening to me as well!

     

    After an unsuccessful live chat attempt, I just called the MacKeeper 24/7 Tech Support number 1.888.572.5876

     

    After refusing to re-load their MacKeeper application trial offer from their website to then re-remove it, after refusing to allow them to connect with my computer remotely, and after sharing choice statements regarding my dislike of their "trial" offer, I finally convinced them to help me remove every last vestige of their program from my HD.

     

    The "technician" walked me through about a dozen locations to find traces of com.zeobit.MacKeeper on my computer. Dragged them to the trash and emptied it.

     

    Just re-started computer and my console messages no longer contain the series of messages every 10 seconds as noted above!!! The search <and destroy mission> for com.zeobit.MacKeeper files worked!

     

    Burn in Dante's Inferno forever MacKeeper!

  • BMcRaeC Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm also getting repeated weirdness in Console:

     

    11-08-03 9:42:06 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter) Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory

     

    Repeating over and over, usually every 5 seconds…

     

    Any idea what this is, and if it's indicative of something evil?

     

    TIA!

  • jmouka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm pretty sure the dropbox message is for dropbox's lan synch feature which is on port 17500. More info here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/137/en

     

    You'll need to allow dropbox to receive incoming connections in the firewall settings.

  • ozgurb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. This was great help and to the point. I think the original question was about this and people answered to the other stuff.