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I run OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on a first generation 27" iMac. Over night the computer apparently crashed.

All applications I had open had gotten all jumbled in the restart so I pressed the F3 to see every thing and saw the following pop-up message:

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I've seen these kind of messages before, but I had never seen them labeled as "ReportPanic".

Can someone explain what this is and what it means? The label gives me pause. Is this a real OS X message or a possible hack?

  • just click on the "Report" and you will see if it is real or not. If you wish us to help you publish some 50 lines here. – Ruskes Feb 28 '15 at 17:14
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ReportPanic is the name of the application that saves your data and handles crashing. It is a normal OS X application.

  • That sets my mind at ease. Thanks for the quick reply. – Jagra Feb 28 '15 at 14:37
  • @Jagra Just to confirm, you were in Mission Control when you took that picture, right? – Spotlight Feb 28 '15 at 14:38
  • Yes, in Mission Control – Jagra Mar 1 '15 at 4:36

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