PACE Anti Piracy software.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by beammeup, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. beammeup macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2006
    While perusing my HD/Library/Application Support folder I notice a folder I haven't seen before called PACE Anti-Piracy.

    It bugs me when I discover things that magically appear on my HD without my knowledge (call me old fashioned). It appears to be an application that's for developers to work with their licenses or something. I don't recall installing anything that required this software and I was wondering how it got to be on my HD in Application Support.

    Is it perhaps something that got installed by apple in the last update? Can anyone give me some more information about this product. Thanks

    Edit: I've just discovered that it is in my Library/Start Up Items as well.
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    If it comes from Apple it's not in the PowerPC updates. Are you an Intel Mac user? Also, do you play games that require the CD to be in the drive to play? Could be something to do with that.

    BTW, they have a website. More info here.
  3. beammeup thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2006
    No, I'm not on intel only PPC, but I do use X-Plane which annoyingly requires the VDV to be inserted. Thanks. Yeah I had a look at that website but it seemed to be something for developers. As long as it was put there by Apple then I don't mind.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    The PACE libraries are used with quite a lot of commercial software, especially audio stuff.

    Here's a list of some of the vendors who use it, maybe one of the names will jog your memory.
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    I assume you've searched and read what they say on paceac's own product site:
    Are you sure you haven't installed any new software lately. This could be used by any software.

    The /Library/Application Support folder is the accepted place for OS X applications to create folders to put non-user specific resources they need to be shared between different products and/or kept between upgrades in, in case you didn't know that.
  6. beammeup thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2006
    OK I just had look at the list and I did install Nikon Capture 4.4 recently. So I guess that must have put the pace software in as well. It does bug me though that I wasn't informed about it before hand.
  7. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

    Feb 25, 2006
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Doesn't seem to bug you that Apple doesn't present a huge long list of the apps that are installed on your computer in order to make their own apps work but that weren't written them, why should it with this?

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