I just picked up a laptop second hand off of eBay and I noticed that it's doing some very weird proxy / routing things. I narrowed it down to an executable called
bsecured. Short of reinstalling everything (I don't have Leopard disks), how can I disable / remove this?
First of all, you should find out what originally launched
To stop it coming back download Lingon and look through the different categories of job (if it started on boot, Users Daemons is probably the place to start) until you find a job that references it, and unload it. Then go to the 'View' menu and under 'Folder in Finder' select the category the job was in, find the .plist that corresponds to it and delete it.
This'll work if it's using
If you have security worries about your operating system I strongly recommend formatting the hard drive and re-installing from scratch (in fact, I'd do it as a matter of course when buying a second-hand computer). You've found