I have a computer running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.4. Recently (within the last month) I noticed OSX Fuse in my System Preferences pane. However, I did not install OSX Fuse to my knowledge. In fact, I use Fuse4x through Homebrew, which is the reason I discovered that OSX Fuse was there (throws errors when running
brew doctor). Previously, on another machine I had used OSX Fuse (when I used MacPorts), but this has never been the case on the current machine.
Seeing that was rather suspicious, so I decided to remove OSX Fuse from my machine. I have since found OSX Fuse to persist and it's becoming rather aggravating. Whether I deliberately remove the OSX Fuse materials from
/usr/local or I use the
remove button in the preferences-pane, the files will come back everytime I restart the machine. Is it possible that some software on this machine needs these files? How would I find the source of the installation? Alternatively, is there a possibility that the machine has been compromised by a third parter who wants file-system access to my machine?
I would love to get rid of this as soon as possible.