Sign in to follow this  
MikeP

Excessive logging in the system log

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

There are thousands of "Event occurred during an attempt to access the file." entries being generated in the mac system log, at times churning out a rate of 5-10 entries per second.

Examples: 

Apr  1 15:14:36 MyHost esets[282]: summ[011a0200]: ESET Daemon: vdb=36899, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/t5/ylp0l1_j1mv3rt47b085q_zm0000gn/T/com.apple.mail/TemporaryItems/(A Document Being Saved By Mail)/Info.plist", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned"
Apr  1 15:14:36 MyHost esets[282]: summ[011a0800]: ESET Daemon: vdb=36899, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/t5/ylp0l1_j1mv3rt47b085q_zm0000gn/T/com.apple.mail/TemporaryItems/(A Document Being Saved By Mail)/Info.plist", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned"
Apr  1 15:14:36 MyHost esets[282]: summ[011a0400]: ESET Daemon: vdb=36899, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/t5/ylp0l1_j1mv3rt47b085q_zm0000gn/T/com.apple.mail/TemporaryItems/(A Document Being Saved By Mail)/Info.plist", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred on a newly created file.", avstatus="not scanned"

...

Apr  1 15:14:38 MyHost esets[282]: summ[011a01d7]: ESET Daemon: vdb=36899, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/t5/ylp0l1_j1mv3rt47b085q_zm0000gn/0/com.apple.routined/Cache/Cache.sqlite-wal", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned"
Apr  1 15:14:38 MyHost esets[282]: summ[011a01e7]: ESET Daemon: vdb=36899, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/t5/ylp0l1_j1mv3rt47b085q_zm0000gn/0/com.apple.routined/Cache/Cloud.sqlite", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned"
Apr  1 15:14:38 MyHost esets[282]: summ[011a01e9]: ESET Daemon: vdb=36899, agent=fac, name="/private/var/folders/t5/ylp0l1_j1mv3rt47b085q_zm0000gn/0/com.apple.routined/Cache/Cloud.sqlite-wal", virus="", action="", info="Event occurred during an attempt to access the file.", avstatus="not scanned"

There are over 1500 of these entries today alone. I don't mind syslog entries for important stuff, but this is quite pointless. 

I have found relevant information in the following threads:

https://forum.eset.com/topic/2172-excessive-logging-in-varlogsystemlog-1092/

https://forum.eset.com/topic/2324-how-to-disable-systemlog-logging/

However, the solutions given don't work. I get a message "error[491e0000]: Cannot open file /Library/Application Support/ESET/esets/etc/esets.cfg: No such file or directory". I guess it's because those are from a few years ago and it's an older version. I can't find anywhere in settings to disable this either.

Running ESET Cyber Security Pro 6.5.600.1 on High Sierra.

Edited by MikeP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bump. 

Still seeing thousands of these messages daily. 

Does anyone from ESET read these posts? I figured that the issue may affect many users without them knowing, therefore posted here. But I can raise a support ticket instead, please advise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.