Internet Plug-Ins...What's Gotten onto my iMac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Frank (Atlanta), Nov 22, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Oct 29, 2004
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    My wife was using the iMac this evening and was accepting plug-ins left-and-right. She was accessing her office's MSFT Exchange e-mail via the Internet (used IE).

    How can I see what was accepted?

    • I looked in the MacIntosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder - seemed like the normal stuff (Flash, Java, Shockwave, Quicktime, etc. plug-ins).
    • I looked in the Software Update.Log (MacIntosh HD/Library/Logs subdirectory) - appears to contain Apple software update info; nothing re: plug-ins.
    • I looked in the MacIntosh HD/Library/Logs subdirectory: A)Console Logs - didn't see anything specific. B)DirectoryServiceServer.Logs - saw the following:

      -- Start: Server rolled log on: Nov 22 2004 20:18:26 --
      2004-11-22 20:18:29 EST - Network transition occurred.
      2004-11-22 20:18:33 EST - Network transition occurred.
      2004-11-22 20:18:33 EST - Network transition occurred.
      2004-11-22 22:18:32 EST - Network transition occurred.
      2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plug-in SLP state is now active.
      2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plugin "SLP", Version "1.1", loaded on demand successfully.
      2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plug-in SMB state is now active.
      2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plugin "SMB", Version "1.1.3", loaded on demand successfully.
      2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plug-in AppleTalk state is now active.
      2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plugin "AppleTalk", Version "1.1", loaded on demand successfully.

    Two Questions:
    • Does the above mean "SLP" and "SMB" were loaded onto my Mac? If so, A)how can I determine what these items are and B)how can I remove them?
    • How can I - in the future - determine what's been loaded on my machine?

    FWIW, I've got a 20" iMac G5 w/10.3.6.

    Thanks in advance,
    Frank
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    daveL

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    Location:
    Montana
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    Not to Worry

    Those (SLP, SMB, AplleTalk) are local OS X network plugins, not browser plugins. They get loaded dynamically by the OS; they are not being loaded onto your machine from the internet. The Help->Installed Plugins menu item in Safari will tell you which plugins are installed.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oct 29, 2004
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    Dave,

    Thanks for the great info - very much appreciated!
     

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