I checked my Mac's security and privacy and noticed this entry FISE. When I click Show in Finder nothing happens. I've googled around and found no mention of it at all outside of spammy sites.

Before I unchecked this software it had "control my computer" access. I recently upgraded to Mojave, so it's possible this is an old program (this is on a 2012 Mac) which I had previously granted accessibility access to. However I don't recall doing so.

I did find one reputable mention of FISE, in a technical paper from 2010. I don't know if that is it. Given what the "control my computer" permission enables I'm pretty concerned that its a form of mal/spyware.

Has anyone else has ever seen this program FISE on their mac?

EDIT - including screenshot of the FISE FISE-screenshot

^ as mentioned when I click Show in Finder nothing happens

  • I googled and found this: projects.eionet.europa.eu/fise-project/about/accessibility Is this helpful??
    – user297492
    Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 11:00
  • thank you, I googled and found that and one other white paper mention of FISE. I am not sure they are the same thing. I am trying to find out if anyone else has ever seen the program on their mac so that I can rule out if it is malicious or not Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 13:46
  • Could you show a screen shot of the fise? That will possible let me give you an answer how to tell for certain what’s up and not just googling other sites crowd sourcing program names “what is X” - those sometimes help, but we can be certain if you can get a little. Ore documentation edited into the question.
    – bmike
    Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 14:48
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    I have updated the question to include the screenshot, I should have done this at the outset thank you for asking for it Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 16:51
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    With "Show in Finder" not working, you can always search for it. If Spotlight doesn't give you results, use the command line: sudo find / -name FISE
    – Redarm
    Commented Jun 2, 2019 at 11:55

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I found the same thing on my Mac and it seems it's and Android File Transfer app bundled with Wacom driver software for some reason https://www.reddit.com/r/wacom/comments/7m7pib/wacom_without_bloatware/

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