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Detlef Kretschmer Level 3 Level 3 (960 points)
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Jun 28, 2013 4:34 PM

My Mac froze and I had to switch it off in order to do a restart.

 

Since then, on restart, the first item to open is an application called "bin"

 

the start of a sample text taken by Activity Monitor:

 

Analysis of sampling java (pid 1659) every 1 millisecond

Call graph:

    1857 Thread_2951   DispatchQueue_1: com.apple.main-thread  (serial)

      1857 0x100001a94

        1857 0x100004296

          1857 0x10000483f

            1857 CFRunLoopRunSpecific

              1857 __CFRunLoopRun

                1857 __CFRunLoopDoSources0

                  1857 __NSThreadPerformPerform

                    1857 -[CPerformer perform]

                      1857 +[AWTStarter startAWT:]

                        1857 -[NSApplication run]

                          1857 -[NSApplicationAWT nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:]

                            1857 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:]

                              1857 _DPSNextEvent

                                1857 BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode

                                  1857 ReceiveNextEventCommon

                                    1857 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode

                                      1857 CFRunLoopRunSpecific

                                        1857 __CFRunLoopRun

                                          1857 mach_msg

                                            1857 mach_msg_trap

 

It refuses to quit, even force quit, even from Activity Monitor

 

 

Any ideas?

Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacPro Early 2008 10GB
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

    It's not malware. /bin is not an application, it's a usually hidden folder. See if a PRAM reset fixes this. Shutdown, then immediately at the startup chime hold down Option(alt)-Cmd-P-R, wait for two more chimes, total three, and let go of all the keys to finish booting.

     

    If you're curious to know more about /bin

     

    http://www.westwind.com/reference/os-x/invisibles.html

     

    If the PRAM reset doesn't help, then repair the drive. See

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417

     

    EDIT: Or first see what happens from a Safe Boot, Shift at the startup chime--expect a much longer to time to boot.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 5:50 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

    So then I suppose we'd need to know just what was happening when your computer froze and what site you were visiting if Java was enabled. Only a guess, but you might have hit a Java drive-by exploit. And I haven't a clue what the application bin is. Java is a security nightmare.

     

    You should check the Console logs for around the time this happened.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

    So do you know what site you visited just when the computer froze and was Java enabled in your browser then?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

    You could get EasyFind and search for "bin.jar" Maybe it's some kind of Java application or part of one. Check Log In items, Startup Items, Launch Agents/Daemons. Otherwise, no idea.

     

    Set it to show Package Contents.

     

    http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/freeware.html

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

    Detlef Kretschmer wrote:

     

    Java was enabled - I have a couple of important apps which use it - unfortunately

    If the apps are on your computer then you don't need to have Java enabled in your browsers for them to use it.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

    Detlef Kretschmer wrote:

    Only appearance:

    mysql-connector-java-com-3.1.2-alpha-bin.jar in

    com.adobe.versioncue.persistence_2.0.0 in

    Adobe Version Cue CS2 - Plugins

    Reinstall the Adobe CS2 stuff or upgrade to a newer version. That's what's causing the issue. On my machine, the only such connector is associated with Mathematica 7.0.1.

     

    /Applications/Mathematica Home Edition.app/SystemFiles/Links/DatabaseLink/Java/mysql-connector-java-commercial -5.1.7-bin.jar

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)

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    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
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