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I was looking to disable some startup daemons and apps on my Mountain Lion iMac, and I noticed that inside /Library/LaunchDaemons there is a file called cn.com.zte.PPPMonitor.plist which point to an application at /Library/Application Support/ZTE/PPPMonitord.app.

Does anybody know what this is, or at least if it's something internal, or installed by third-party applications?

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Basing on the filename, I would say it is not an application developed by Apple, or the filename would start with com.apple. –  kiamlaluno Sep 28 '12 at 11:38
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ZTE (Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation) is a manufacturer of USB mobile internet access devices.

PPPMonitord.app is a companion application that belongs to such "surf stick".

Often these devices are sold by mobile carriers such as Vodafone, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etcetera.

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Ahhhh, ok... I had some long time ago something like this... Makes perfect sense. Removed it. Thank you! –  Nicolae Surdu Sep 28 '12 at 14:27
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