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Among my list of scheduled tasks is something called "com.DesignScience.DSMTTool" located at

/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.DesignScience.DSMTTool

What is this? Do I need it?

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DesignScience are the ones making MathType – an application used by Microsoft Word to be able to type out complex math formulas and display them easily. If you have Microsoft Word installed on your Mac, I think that's what it is. I can't confirm this though, as I don't have MathType installed.

Edit: I'm trying to get someone from Mathematics to confirm it.
Edit 2: I was unable to get a confirmation for this, but I'm still pretty certain it belongs to MathType. Check in Word if you have MathType installed!

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Sure enough, that's it! Some of these archaic (Windows legacy) apps leave a lot of junk around. –  raxacoricofallapatorius Feb 18 '13 at 20:08

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