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Federico Severin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Hi all. I found the app fuspredownloader in Preference Pane -> Account -> Login Elements (I hope the english names are correct, my system is in Italian). The Hide checkbox is selected. The app is located in an hidden folder with path Library/Application Support/.FUS/ where i found these files:

  • fuspredownloader.app
  • PreDownloadNotify.app
  • temp.zip
  • URLInfo.xml

In the xml file, I found an existing Apple URL:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
        <key>STAGING_SERVER_FLAG</key>
        <string>0</string>
        <key>TEST_FLAG</key>
        <string>0</string>
</dict>
</plist>

 

So I'm confused: where does this application come from? Have i to be worried? Can i delete it without problems or is part of an Apple service?

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.8.

 

Thanks for your attention.

 

Federico


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Intel Dual Core Duo
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,205 points)

    It's in your Application Support so it's not an apple service or anything else from apple.  It is some kind of helper application associated with something you installed.  I don't recognize the app names nor the .FUS name so I can't give you any more definitive info on it.

     

    Whatever you installed, if you remove their login items (not the word "elements" by the way) whatever wants those login items won't function properly or most likely at all.  Maybe it will complain and then you will know what you installed (whatever it is).  You could rename the .FUS directory as well but if the login items are removed it won't matter anyway.

  • chrisfromhopewell Level 4 Level 4 (1,085 points)

    Just because it's in application support doesn't mean that it's not from apple.

    There are multiple apple folders in each application support folder.

  • Federico Severin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    X423424X wrote:

     

    Whatever you installed, if you remove their login items (not the word "elements" by the way) whatever wants those login items won't function properly or most likely at all.  Maybe it will complain and then you will know what you installed (whatever it is).  You could rename the .FUS directory as well but if the login items are removed it won't matter anyway.

     

    Ok, I'll try to remove the login item, and if it will be created again I'll rename the folder and move it in another location. If I discover something I'll tell you. Thank you for the hint.

     

     

    chrisfromhopewell wrote:

     

    Just because it's in application support doesn't mean that it's not from apple.

    There are multiple apple folders in each application support folder.

     

    I found the same URL in a plist file of a Google application. Considering that the Apple URL was the only thing that made me think to an Apple application, now I think that very likely fuspredownloader is not an Apple application.

  • Federico Severin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    No.

  • Federico Severin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Ok, I found the origin of these files. They belong to a Samsung software called Kies. Uninstalling Kies these files wasn't removed and continued to lauch the fuspredownloader process. They were used from the main application to search for software updates. The funny thing is that, in the package, I found a Credits file that says this:

     

    Engineering:

              Some people

     

    Human Interface Design:

              Some other people

     

    Testing:

              Hopefully not nobody

     

    Documentation:

              Whoever

     

    With special thanks to:

              Mom

     

     

    Very professional...

     

    Bye, and thank you for help!

     

    Federico

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,205 points)

    So you now know what it is.  I did a search for that stuff and download KiesMac_1.0.0.11065_22.dmg.  After examining the stuff the installer in there installs, I believe you can uninstall most of it by getting rid of that .FUS directory, the login items, and, as it turns out, that installer installs a driver named ssuddrv.kext which you should find in /System/Library/Extensions.  Reboot after removing the driver (and that reboot will probably take a little longer as the kext cache is rebuilt).

  • Federico Severin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    X423424X wrote:

     

    So you now know what it is.  I did a search for that stuff and download KiesMac_1.0.0.11065_22.dmg.  After examining the stuff the installer in there installs, I believe you can uninstall most of it by getting rid of that .FUS directory, the login items, and, as it turns out, that installer installs a driver named ssuddrv.kext which you should find in /System/Library/Extensions.  Reboot after removing the driver (and that reboot will probably take a little longer as the kext cache is rebuilt).

     

    Thank you very much for your interest. I didn't know about the driver, I removed that too.

     

    Bye

  • tomasio Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    This helped me, too. This Kies software is total crap. Based solely on software like this, Samsung would never be any kind of treat for Apple.

  • Bikerguru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Below files were found by AppCleaner.

    I also found ssuddrv.kext, obviously AppCleaner did not catch that one.

     

    I can't find the .FUS directory though, no such directory in Application Support.

     

    KiesCrap.jpg

  • Reluttr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thats the strange thing, I cant find the .FUS directory either. I guess samsung renamed it or something.

     

    A good bit of advice though is that it appears the uninstaller included with the Kies installer now gets 98% of the junk now including the hidden driver. ,  It does however leave behind some settings in the Preferances folder.

     

    Oh well, hopefully that is enough to take care of it locking up the computer at random times. Here I was blaming the web browser and it was actually the bloatware I had to install a few months ago to update my phone. -_-

  • SMB-IL Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    The .FUS directory is hidden in the ~/Library/Application Support directory. If you go to the Finder's Go menu and click on "Go to folder...", then enter ~/Library/Application Support/.FUS, you'll get to it.

  • PeterBenn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alright, first I want to thank you for the help, but I still have a question. How do I get rid of the "fusdownloader" thing? Everytime I try to send it to the trash I recieve a message telling that it's not possible, because fusdownloader is open...

  • SMB-IL Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    If you mean fuspredownloader, go to System Preferences, click on "Users & Groups", click on your user name and then to the right, click on the "Login Items" bar. In there you should find all the things that start when you login and one of them should be fuspredownloader, click on it so it's highlighted and then click the "-" button below the list to the left. Restart your system and you should then be able to complete deleting the hidden .FUS folder.

     

    If you didn't mean fuspredownloader, I got nothing! I'm not finding a fusdownloader file on my system and I have the Kies software installed. Good luck!

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