Strange Start Up Item...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elolaugesen, May 17, 2016.

  1. elolaugesen macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    found this on my system report under software heading... any ideas?

    Description: Nalpeiron Copy Protection Vb
    Location: /Library/StartupItems/ProTecVb
    Provides: Nalpeiron Copy Protection Vb
    Enabled: Yes
    Order Preference: Last

    my system..mac mini 2012

    Model Identifier: Macmini6,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 16 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MM61.0106.B0A
    SMC Version (system): 2.8f0

    Cheers elo
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  3. elolaugesen thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008

    However, I did get into the system library and found it was installed shortly after I purchased the system (I think same day)

    thanks elo
  4. CUDA_Switch macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2015
    One easy way to keep track of software that runs automatically on your Mac is to run an app named BlockBlock. It's free and it monitors startup items as well as launch daemons/agents that run at every boot/logon. Anytime something new gets installed, it lets you know and you have the option to remove the item if you want. It's only for Mavericks or later. It's been in beta for quite a while, but I've had no trouble running it on two Yosemite Macs. I'm not affiliated with the guy who wrote it, I just think it's useful. Check it out:
  5. elolaugesen thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    thanks will download and test on my backup system first...

    cheers elo

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