|Jun 13, 2011, 03:36 AM||#1|
Cannot delete Mac_SwapperDemon?
A while ago I was using a Broadband Dongle. Today I tried to delete the application from my hard drive, but when it came to emptying the trash I was told "Mac_swapperdemon is in use".
I did some research on it and it turns out this is a file connected with dongles, which slows down macs considerably (I definitely noticed this).
My problem is that the file won't allow me to delete it. I've done a file search with EasyFind, but it hasn't located it at all. I've gone into System Preferences => Accounts => login items to see if there was something in there, but there wasn't (except for Airport Base station Agent).
I'm not sure what else to try. Any suggestions?
|Jun 13, 2011, 03:39 AM||#2|
The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
|Jan 17, 2012, 04:25 AM||#4|
I would like to avoid that Mac_SwapperDemon will not be launched, but:
1) i can not kill since every time i kill it restart again
2) i can not identify the file associated to it.
can some one help me?
|Jan 17, 2012, 10:15 AM||#5|
|May 9, 2012, 01:01 PM||#6|
Hello! Thanks for the help. Just to clarify, I cannot find LaunchAgents in finder.. (I still run tiger). Anything I should do differently? Thanks
|May 9, 2012, 01:13 PM||#7|
|Feb 14, 2013, 08:31 AM||#8|
I had the same issue. After I enabled parental controls, I started getting a message saying Mac_SwapperDemon is not authorized. On denying authorization, it continually turned up once every 5 seconds. I thought this was serious because something seemed to be happening every 5 seconds in my system that I had no clue about.
After googling a bit, I found that most of the issues were related to USB Keys. Most of these are manufactured by Huawei and branded by manufacturers like Vodafone, etc.
I managed to solve it after a couple of hours of frustration. Here is what I did.
1-- I followed the advice from the following link:
I went a bit further though.
rm -fr *Hua*
rm -fr ZTE*
I was safe doing this only because i no longer use any of those USB dongles. If you are using one, this would not be a good idea.
This was not enough though. I restarted and the message kept popping up
2. Next step.
i found a file called Swapper.plist here. I did not want to destroy the file since I wanted to see what was really going on. So i just renamed it
sudo mv Swapper.plist Swapper.plist1
I opened the file using vi and found the location of the Mac_SwapperDemon.app.
3. Last step.
cd /Library/Application Support/Join Air
To the best of my knowledge, this will be the same on all machines.
Here, you'll find Mac_SwapperDemon.app.
Again, I just renamed it so that I could tinker around with it
sudo mv Mac_SwapperDemon.app Mac_SwapperDemon.app1
And that was it!! those messages stopped.
Hope this helps. Again, please watch out before you execute the commands I've given you. the ones with rm -rf effectively removes all directories under a particular folder without even telling you about them or their contents. So please be careful and don't use them if you don't know what they do.
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