FSE is a file system events monitor for Macintosh systems running Mac OS X. A file system events monitor is an application that displays and optionally logs all file modifications occurring on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X, even those being done in the background that the user is unaware of. FSE output is displayed on a user interface that identifies all file system activity using the full path name of every file being modified as well as the processes and applications making the modifications. Among other things, FSE is suitable for identifying applications running in the background, assisting in spyware removal, assisting in adware removal, detecting what operations are occurring at a given time, and identifying when specific events occur on a Macintosh system.    
 
FSE has two modes of operation, Default Mode and Profile Mode. In Default Mode, FSE displays and optionally logs all events coming from the file system events daemon. In Profile Mode, FSE targets only specific events based on a user created profile. The use of profiles allows FSE to become event driven, rather than simply a device to identify all file activity with no regard to what it’s receiving.
 
When FSE is in Profile Mode it can target file system events based on the following:
 
      An application name
      A process ID number
      A user name (short)
      A specific file by name
      A specific directory by name
      A generic string
 
FSE will report on the following types of file system events on a Macintosh system:
 
      Creation of a file or directory
      Deletion of a file or directory
      Modification of a files content
      Permissions change to a file or directory
      Ownership changes to a file or directory
      Changes to extended attributes on a file or directory
      Renaming a file or directory
      Data exchange between two files
 
FSE is an outgrowth of FSE-Lite, which is included with the base version of Scannerz with FSE-Lite for Mac OS X. FSE-Lite is provided with Scannerz to help users identify problems that may be leading a user to believe that a hard drive problem exists, when in fact it’s being caused by excessive file system activity. When FSE is running in Default Mode, it’s operating almost exactly like FSE-Lite.
 
The Profile Mode used by FSE allows a user to monitor output from the file system events daemon for specific events. This is extremely useful. The following list of examples shows just a few of the things FSE can help identify:
 
      Determining if a particular process or application has become excessively active
      Assist in identifying unauthorized access to a system
      Recording installation activities for some applications
      Identifying unwanted or unauthorized applications that may be running in the background
      Identifying processes that may be recording user information without the users knowledge
      Identifying when remote logins and logoffs are occurring
      Tracking the creation, modification, and deletion of files by a user
      Assist in understanding how some applications or operating system components work
      Identifying application or system crashes
      Assisting in adware removal
      Assisting in spyware removal
 
FSE is not intended to be used by novice or casual users of Mac OS X. End users should be familiar with process IDs, command line path naming conventions, command line interfaces, operating system file modes, and the various user levels that exist in Mac OS X. Click HERE to obtain the FSE Product Profile which will provide you with a PDF document that further explains FSE, and describes the differences between FSE and FSE-Lite.
 
 
Introducing FSE for Mac OS X
Click HERE to download the free FSE Product Profile in PDF format. This document includes screen shots of FSE, provides more technical details, and describes the differences between FSE and FSE-Lite.
 
FSE may be purchased as a standalone application or in one of the combined bundles shown below. Click on the Buy FSE Now button below to go to our secure shopping cart to place an order.
 
 
Prices:
          $19.95 For FSE for Mac OS X
          $39.95 For Scannerz with Phoenix, Performance Probe, and FSE-Lite for Mac OS X
          $49.95 For a Scannerz with Phoenix, Performance Probe, and FSE for Mac OS X (save $9.95)
 
 
Purchasing FSE for Mac OS X
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