Unknown launchd item

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wangii, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. wangii macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    I was playing with the launchd and launchctl things under Leopard. One strange item labeled FD2C5964-1188-48B9-805C-66382A82DC85 caught my attention. I tried to find out where the plist file is but failed. Later, I discover it's an uuid automatically generated in each login session, and other accounts in this machine don't have this launchd item.
    I simply can't find out who created the item and what's it for. Any idea or similar experiences? Is it a sign of virus?

    My output of launchctl bslist:
    A PubSub_Anon_706_329D3B39
    A com.apple.Safari.ServiceProvider
    A com.apple.Safari-ServicesPortName
    A Multilingual (Apple)_OpenStep
    A ru (Apple)_OpenStep
    A da (Apple)_OpenStep
    A sv (Apple)_OpenStep
    A es (Apple)_OpenStep
    A pt_PT (Apple)_OpenStep
    A pt (Apple)_OpenStep
    A it (Apple)_OpenStep
    A de (Apple)_OpenStep
    A fr (Apple)_OpenStep
    A en_US (Apple)_OpenStep
    A en (Apple)_OpenStep
    A nl (Apple)_OpenStep
    A en_GB (Apple)_OpenStep
    A en_CA (Apple)_OpenStep
    A en_AU (Apple)_OpenStep
    A pt_BR (Apple)_OpenStep
    A com.apple.iChatAgent
    A com.apple.Stickies.ServiceProvider
    A com.apple.Stickies-ServicesPortName
    D com.apple.rcd
    A com.apple.finder.ServiceProvider
    A FD2C5964-1188-48B9-805C-66382A82DC85
    A com.apple.tsm.uiserver
    A com.apple.BluetoothMEDOServer
    A com.apple.systemuiserver.ServiceProvider
    A com.apple.systemuiserver-ServicesPortName
    A com.apple.dockling.server
    A com.apple.dockextra.server
    A com.apple.SUISMessaging
    A com.apple.ipodserver
    A com.apple.dock.server
    D BezelUI
    D edu.mit.Kerberos.KerberosAgent.ipcService
    D com.apple.MIDIServer
    A Apple80211Agent
    D com.apple.syncservices.uihandler
    D com.apple.syncservices.SyncServer
    D com.apple.scrod
    D com.apple.ReportCrash.SafetyNet
    D com.apple.ReportCrash
    D com.apple.RemoteUI
    D com.apple.RemoteDesktop.agent
    D com.apple.quicklook
    D com.apple.qtkitserver
    D com.apple.pubsub.ipc
    D com.apple.ProblemReporter
    D com.apple.pictd
    A com.apple.pasteboard.666
    A com.apple.pasteboard.1
    D com.apple.NetworkDiagnostic.agent
    D com.apple.netauth.useragent
    D com.apple.metadata_mdwrite
    D com.apple.java.updateSharingUninstalledD
    D com.apple.installdb.user
    D com.apple.inputmethodkit.launchagent
    D com.apple.inputmethodkit.launcher
    D com.apple.helpdata
    D com.apple.ATS.FontValidatorConduit
    D com.apple.ATS.FontValidator
    D com.apple.FileSyncAgent
    D com.apple.familycontrols.useragent
    D com.apple.dotmacsync.uihandler
    D com.apple.dotmac.notification
    D com.apple.DictionaryPanelAgent.reply
    D com.apple.DictionaryPanelAgent
    D com.apple.coreservices.quarantine-resolver
    A com.apple.FontObjectsServer
    D com.apple.alf.useragent
    D com.apple.AddressBook.abd
    D com.apple.RemoteUI
    A com.apple.windowserver.session
    A FUSServer
    A com.apple.SchedulerUpdateNotificationPort
    A com.apple.MBCDOController
    A com.apple.ScreenSaverDaemon
    A com.apple.BezelServices
    A com.apple.autologinPWHandler
    A com.apple.loginwindow.notify
    A com.apple.SecurityServer
  2. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    What do you get if you run:
    launchctl list FD2C5964-1188-48B9-805C-66382A82DC85
  3. wangii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    It returns:
    launchctl list 54274756-82D4-45A1-A989-69984A581C66
    launchctl list returned unknown response
  4. wangii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    Just for record:
    it's started by iChat when iChat is set to "Show status in menu bar".

    Maybe it's required by google talk protocol, or Bonjour. In either case, I don't think it's a good design.

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