I tried to disconnect and remove this device called '57-14-cf-5d-3c-62', and it doesn't work. I'm not really sure why, but I'm wondering if this is potential malware. If so, what is the best way to check and remove it?

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  • is this software or a hardware device? – Natsfan Aug 12 '20 at 20:14
  • It is a Software device – Macintosh Fan Aug 12 '20 at 20:14
  • It looks like a MAC address. Where did you see it? What is the output of sudo find / -name "57-14-cf-5d-3c-62" -print ? – WGroleau Aug 12 '20 at 20:24
  • @WGroleau "No such file or directory". – Macintosh Fan Aug 12 '20 at 20:28
  • We have a communication problem. find never says "No such file or directory" unless your path variable is wrong. – WGroleau Aug 13 '20 at 2:59

You can't REMOVE it, as long as your Mac can hear the broadcast from this device, it will be listed there in the Preference Pane.

It's harmless, a BT device can't force a connection, you have to accept the pairing request.

  • Ok. Strange that it just appears there, even if my other friends’ Macs don’t have that listed... – Macintosh Fan Aug 12 '20 at 20:29
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    BT is short range. You're within range, they aren't... your antenna is oriented to receive it, theirs isn't... your BT is turned on, theirs isn't... lots of reasons. – Marc Wilson Aug 12 '20 at 20:35
  • And strangely enough, a restart doesn’t help. Oh well, I’ll live with it or fix the steps until my future Mac… – Macintosh Fan Aug 12 '20 at 20:36

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