Wireshark file appeared out of nowhere?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Hugetrn, Jul 31, 2015.

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

    Hugetrn macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2015

    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 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Did you install any other network software? Some software like GNS3 uses it.
  3. Hugetrn thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2015
    Not that I know of, no. Softwares I installed recently were Xcode, Gimp and Unity.
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    A Google search does show a connection between 'Unity and Wireshark'.
  5. Hugetrn thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2015
    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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