Apps allowed to controll my comuputer

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  1. agata

    agata New Member

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    I have something called the smoke app which has permission to controll my computer. But I do not have an app by that name. Search as I may nothing comes up by that name. If I google it I get Nest some remote access program. This is not helping my anxiety. Anyone know what this is and how it got there?
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello and welcome.

    -Which model Mac?
    -What version of OS X?
    -Where do you see the app Smoke, and how do you know it has permission ton control your Mac?

    C
     
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    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
    just updated to os x yosemite but my screen did not change still black


    system pref

    security privscy

    accessibility

    then it lists "apps allowet to control my computer"

    dropbox
    smoke

    i unchecke smoke box and disabled it but now have over 4,000 diagnostic and usage

    10/7/16 7:31:28.436 AM diagnostics_agent[283]: com.apple.message.domain: com.apple.usage.app_activetime
    com.apple.message.signature: Spotlight
    com.apple.message.signature2: com.apple.Spotlight ||| 1.0 (917.36)
    com.apple.message.value: 5202
    com.apple.message.value2: 0
    com.apple.message.value3: 0
    com.apple.message.value4: 0
    com.apple.message.value5: 0
    com.apple.message.value6: 0
    com.apple.message.value7: 0
    com.apple.message.result: NO
    com.apple.message.summarize: YES
    SenderMachUUID: DE18DC42-8CCF-3A9E-B05C-540FAACED929
    10/11/16 2:07:39.980 PM Google Chrome Helper[1055]: CGAffineTransformInvert: singular matrix.
    10/11/16 2:07:40.000 PM kernel[0]: Google Chrome He (map: 0xffffff8037829e10) triggered DYLD shared region unnest for map: 0xffffff8037829e10, region 0x7fff88e00000->0x7fff89000000. While not abnormal for debuggers, this increases system memory footprint until the target exits.
    10/11/16 2:07:54.920 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.apple.imfoundation.IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent) The _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key is not available on this platform.
    10/11/16 2:07:56.362 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.apple.imfoundation.IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent) The _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key is not available on this platform.
    10/11/16 2:07:56.693 PM bird[1060]: AOSKit WARN: Failed to get default kc status, err=100017 (uid=502)
    10/11/16 2:08:59.524 PM mds[58]: (DiskStore.Normal:2382) 12001 1.000127
    10/11/16 2:09:04.154 PM mds[58]: (DiskStore.Normal:648) SDB consistency check complete for 321035 items
    10/11/16 2:09:37.473 PM mdworker[1061]: (Import.Error:711) Could not create instance for plugIn 'file:///Applications/GarageBand.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/GarageBandSpotlightImporter.mdimporter/'
    10/11/16 2:09:37.474 PM mdworker[1061]: (Import.Error:867) BAD IMPORTER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ file:///Applications/GarageBand.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/GarageBandSpotlightImporter.mdimporter/
    10/11/16 2:09:44.908 PM mds[58]: (DiskStore.Normal:2382) 12001 1.000375
    10/11/16 2:10:12.965 PM mds[58]: (DiskStore.Normal:2382) 12001 1.000047
    10/11/16 2:10:53.617 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.apple.DataDetectorsDynamicData) The JoinExistingSession key is only available to Application services.
    10/11/16 2:10:53.713 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.apple.appkit.xpc.sandboxedServiceRunner) The JoinExistingSession key is only available to Application services.
    10/11/16 2:11:01.125 PM mds[58]: (DiskStore.Normal:2382) 12001 1.000028
    10/11/16 2:11:56.877 PM mds[58]: (DiskStore.Normal:2382) 12001 1.000063
    10/11/16 2:12:17.348 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[77]: Killing auth hosts
    10/11/16 2:12:17.348 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[77]: Session 100018 destroyed
    10/11/16 2:13:30.720 PM Google Chrome Helper[1055]: Couldn't set selectedTextBackgroundColor from default ()


    and my terminal has opened itself while the computer was closed agatachrobak bash 80x24 as header and this message in the box
    Last login: Tue Oct 11 07:59:49 on ttys000
    MacBook-Pro:~ agatachrobak$

    what is happening?
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    I did a little research and found two references to smoke. Autodesk Smoke, which is a professional video effects application...probably not the one that you are seeing. And, it seems that smoke may be a part of Refog, a keylogging application. The latter would be the one that would request access to control your computer. I would try and totally uninstall that - the instructions are on their website which I linked to.

    The diagnostic entries you listed are pretty much normal and happen on every Mac.

    -Do you known anyone that may have installed Refog at some point?
    -How long ago did you become aware of this?

    C
     
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