com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4)?

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  1. APlus84 macrumors member

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    I'll detail a bit more below but - what is com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) ?

    My computer works well much of the time. Then it just seems to start tripping over itself. Track pad is jerky, operations in different apps I happen to be using at the time lag and hesitate. And I have had more application crashes since upgrading to Mavericks than I've had in almost 30 years of running a Mac.

    Activity Monitor had what seemed excessive stats for kernel-task: (these change when I reboot but grow)

    Memory: 801MB Threads: 101

    CPU: .03-1.1%
    CPU Time: It was over 30:00:00 - all others were less than 10:00
    Idle Wake Ups also is out of line with hundreds when all others are single digit.
    WindowServer runs second with high numbers.

    Disk: Bytes Written: 3.29GB - Next high, launchd, was at 338MB. About 10 others had less than 10MB while most were in KB area.

    In searching for why kernel_task had such large, out of line numbers, I came upon a Terminal command to check for third party kext files.

    kextstat -kl | awk '!/com\.apple/{printf "%s %s\n", $6, $7}' | open -ef

    It returned:
    com.kensington.trackballworks.driver (1.1.2)
    com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4)

    I understand Kensington - have one but have now disconnected it (only use it in Bootcamp)

    Searched com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) and found many with problems also had this in the various utility outputs they posted.

    I cannot find what com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) is or does.

    Could it be related to my problem of jerky Mac? If so, how do I find and kill the sucker?

    Thanks.
    Doug
     
  2. ncollingridge macrumors member

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    This extension seems to be a mystery - I can't find ANY positive reference to it anywhere, or ANY explanation of what it is or does. The very worrying thing is that if you go to www.hzsystems.com you get a webpage with an icon and the message "too many secrets". This is seriously not very encouraging. I will be trying to disable the extension forthwith, although if it is malware I suspect this might not be as easy as I would like.

    Anyone with any more information on this?
     
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  5. ncollingridge macrumors member

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    Maybe, but if it is related to such a mainstream product how come there are no references to it anywhere? Also, although etrecheck reports it being in the /System/Library/Extensions folder, it is not evident there. How does one find and zap it, I wonder? Maybe it is hidden within a package?
     
  6. netkas macrumors 65816

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    maybe in /Library/Extensions ?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think that is the case. I found this on a page with Etrecheck output showing it in the Roxio Spin Doctor.app. I bet if you delete that app it will go away.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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    Too many secrets
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I had to Google it to figure that out. Don't tell me you knew that off the top of your head? :p:p
     
  10. goMac macrumors 603

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    FYI, the memory usage you're listing for kernel_task could be considered entirely normal. I just restarted and I'm at 600 megs and 97 threads. Not seeing anything unusual there.

    Edit: Gah! Fooled by an old thread...
     
  11. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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    No, but equally as strange, it was from a movie called Sneakers from the early 1990's...and I remembered it. I can't remember my wife's cell number, but setec astronomy I remember.
     
  12. ashleykaryl, Jan 22, 2015
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    Just to help others I eventually found the answer to this problem, though I have to say that contacting Corel support was an absolute waste of time.

    The trick behind this is that com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) doesn't appear in the system extensions folder for the simple reason that they gave it another name. Look instead for Terminus.kext and delete it. Run EtreCheck afterwards and you should see that com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) no longer shows up.

    Before:

    /System/Library/Extensions
    [not loaded] com.basICColor.driver.basICColorDISCUS (1.0.1 - SDK 10.4) [Support]
    [loaded] com.hzsystems.terminus.driver (4) [Support]
    [not loaded] com.motorola-mobility.driver.MotMobileUSB (1.2.2 - SDK 10.5) [Support]
    [not loaded] com.wacom.kext.wacomtablet (6.3.10 - SDK 10.9) [Support]
    [loaded] net.telestream.driver.TelestreamAudio (1.0.5 - SDK 10.6) [Support]


    After:

    /System/Library/Extensions
    [not loaded] com.basICColor.driver.basICColorDISCUS (1.0.1 - SDK 10.4) [Support]
    [not loaded] com.motorola-mobility.driver.MotMobileUSB (1.2.2 - SDK 10.5) [Support]
    [not loaded] com.wacom.kext.wacomtablet (6.3.10 - SDK 10.9) [Support]
    [loaded] net.telestream.driver.TelestreamAudio (1.0.5 - SDK 10.6) [Support]
     

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