Wireshark file appeared out of nowhere?

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  1. Hugetrn, Jul 31, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015

    Hugetrn macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    A couple of minutes ago, I noticed a folder called "whireshark" in the application support folder. I know the program and its use but I've never installed it before and the odd thing is, the folder had a red sign on it which means I do not have permission to access. However, when I wanted to check who had permission under Sharing & Permissions, there were "Fetching..." - Read & Write and "Everyone" - No access. To be honest, "Fetching..." thing got me worried so I removed it from the list before I could take a screenshot and then I added myself to gain permission. I found a folder called "ChmodBPF" and in it, two files one being executable and other with a .plist extension.

    After a bit of research, I found out that this folder is supposed to be installed during the installation of wireshark. But the fact that I never installed it before and other things I made mention of (no permission and fetching...), made me suspicious. I would appreciate if anyone who has ever used this program or knows anything about this issue could share their ideas. If it's indeed something that I should be worried, I'm planning to do a clean install of Yosemite asap.

    I added the contents of the folder as a screenshot.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    Did you install any other network software? Some software like GNS3 uses it.
     
  3. Hugetrn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not that I know of, no. Softwares I installed recently were Xcode, Gimp and Unity.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    A Google search does show a connection between 'Unity and Wireshark'.
     
  5. Hugetrn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    File creation date shows 2014. Considering I installed Unity just a week ago, it doesn't add up. I deleted the Wireshark folder and reinstalled Unity but it didn't recreate the file.
     

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