Resolved Console log spammed by programs I no longer have

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  1. PhotonPhighter, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

    PhotonPhighter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Whenever I check my 'Console.app' log for information about possible errors (usually when I'm having trouble with something Java related that I'm trying to program/run) I get spammed with this barrage of repeated lines about programs I no longer have installed that are constantly posting such as example below.

    How do I stop this from happening? I want to be rid of these constant messages. I realize there is a "String Matching" search bar in the corner to help with finding what I'm looking for, but I still want to end these annoying repetitious messages. Can anyone assist me? Any help would be appreciated.

    I see something about Parallels Virtual Machine and a SafeConnect.app, neither of which exist on my HDD any longer, which I believe is what is causing these constant errors.

    Code:
    04/15/12 8:47:06 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:08 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59209]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4194 (24498):2
    04/15/12 8:47:08 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59209]) posix_spawn("/Applications/SafeConnect.app/Contents/MacOS/scManagerD", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:08 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59209]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:08 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:09 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[166]	(com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy[59210]) posix_spawn("/Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/PlugIns/Parallels NAPT Service.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_naptd", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:09 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[166]	(com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy[59210]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:09 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[166]	(com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:10 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59211]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4194 (24498):2
    04/15/12 8:47:10 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59211]) posix_spawn("/Applications/SafeConnect.app/Contents/MacOS/scManagerD", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:10 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59211]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:10 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:12 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59212]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4194 (24498):2
    04/15/12 8:47:12 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59212]) posix_spawn("/Applications/SafeConnect.app/Contents/MacOS/scManagerD", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:12 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59212]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:12 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:14 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59213]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4194 (24498):2
    04/15/12 8:47:14 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59213]) posix_spawn("/Applications/SafeConnect.app/Contents/MacOS/scManagerD", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:14 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59213]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:14 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:16 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59214]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4194 (24498):2
    04/15/12 8:47:16 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59214]) posix_spawn("/Applications/SafeConnect.app/Contents/MacOS/scManagerD", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:16 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59214]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:16 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:18 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59215]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4194 (24498):2
    04/15/12 8:47:18 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59215]) posix_spawn("/Applications/SafeConnect.app/Contents/MacOS/scManagerD", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:18 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD[59215]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:18 PM	com.apple.launchd[1]	(scManagerD) Throttling respawn: Will start in 2 seconds
    04/15/12 8:47:19 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[166]	(com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy[59216]) posix_spawn("/Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/PlugIns/Parallels NAPT Service.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_naptd", ...): No such file or directory
    04/15/12 8:47:19 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[166]	(com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy[59216]) Exited with exit code: 1
    04/15/12 8:47:19 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[166]	(com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You may not have removed all files and folders related to the deleted apps. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. Dragado macrumors member

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    First, search the /Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchDaemons and ~/Library/LaunchAgents (If you're not sure how to get to this directory, the finder will take you there with command+shift+G) for files containing the name of the programs in question, remove, restart. That should take care of the launchd spam. To be safe, move the plists to somewhere outside of those directories at first just to make sure everything's working right afterwards.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The link I posted will find all files, no matter where they are. There's no need to search individual folders.
     
  5. Dragado macrumors member

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    There's no need, but it's what I always do in this situation. Those are the only three directories the files could be located, unless someone was bad enough to put them in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons or equivalent LaunchAgents folder... We hope nobody would be that foolish though.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Rather than hope, performing a system-wide search removes any doubt. Plus, if files are left in any of those particular folders, it's likely files are also left elsewhere. The search will locate all files/folders related to an app, so it can be completely removed. Of course you can use whatever method you prefer, but the search method is far more thorough and quicker than browsing several individual folders.
     
  7. PhotonPhighter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You

    Thank you GGJstudios for the quick and accurate response, I did as outlined in your link and it took care of my problem, I deleted the pertinent files, did a reboot and everything appears to be running optimally and the constant console spamming is gone. Problem resolved. Thank you very much for your time and all your help.
     
  8. Dragado macrumors member

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    Wow... Looks like my idea got shafted. It's all good though, at least I tried.
     

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