I am having a console error appear every 5 seconds. The error is:
Apple has no idea what this error is but in the course of investigating things I discovered the directory in my startupitems directory
That directory contains two items
Apple forums have indicated that this is a remnant of Wireshark installation. I don't recall installing Wireshark but I may have and just forgotten. I'm old. In any case I'd like to remove this whether it it is part of Wireshark or not and ensure that if I did have Wireshark installed at some point in time, that it is completely uninstalled.
I do not see a Wireshark directory anywhere so I"m not sure what is going on,
Any help would be appreciated.
ChmodBPF originally comes from the libpcap project. It's intended to set permissions when the system starts up in order to allow regular users to capture network packets. Wireshark's OS X installer ships with ChmodBPF but we're not necessarily the only application that does so.
In your case it looks like ChmodBPF might have been installed by iNetGet. I'm not familiar with this application but the very first word of the very first feature is "Auto-sniff", which suggests to me that it captures packets. If you don't have Wireshark, iNetGet, or any other traffic capture application installed it's probably safe to remove ChmodBPF.
answered 05 Dec '13, 09:55
Gerald Combs ♦♦
As I suspect you discovered, getting rid of the "Wireless Network Utility" app makes the errors go away.
Teh Google suggests that it might be a utility for third-party USB Wi-Fi adapters either from Realtek or using Realtek's chips. Do you, or did you, have any USB-stick Wi-Fi adapters that you used on either your old laptop or the one onto which you transferred stuff from the old laptop?
answered 06 Dec '13, 02:29
Guy Harris ♦♦