Unapproved Caller/Security Agent, Unrecoverable Error **answers?**
2012 MacBook Pro 17 inch, 1tb SSD, 16ram, OS Catalina 10.15.13
After installing the SSD last fall and upgrading at that time to Catalina I have had this odd issue after the machine had been up for more than 1 week.
I reinstalled a clean version of Catalina 2 weeks ago and had left the machine running and sleeping for 2+ weeks only to find today it was stuck in a trio of non stop errors.
Unapproved Caller, Security Agent may only be invoked by Apple Software
Unrecoverable error, Security Agent
From the Console crash log:
MDS - Today
Crashes from Yesterday:
sharedfileistd - Yesterday
mds - Yesterday
mds - Yesterday
apsd - Yesterday
Crashes 2 days ago:
I do have a lot of JewtsamEvents on the 26th, I have 16gigs shouldn't that be enough memory? I am not going anything other then surfing the web.
window server wakeups
What I have done in the past is to run Onyx, boot into safe mode to run the diagnostic tools, run disk utility, clean up trash and caches.
What I haven noticed is Safari eats a lot of memory and is slow.
Brave browser spins the old fans up when I am a active java page/alot of online moveable graphics, games.
Mail has been working and seems to be working much better under Catalina but I think this may be part of the problem. I have multiple email accounts from Yahoo, Gmail, and Apple. EachEmail represents different things, 1 is for business, 1 for work, 1 for spam, etc.
I know the easiest thing would be to reboot every 2 days and if that is the answer, so be it. But I would like to know why under Catalina I am having these kinds of errors. Reminds me a bit of the System 9 days when the computer would just freeze and lock.
Any input would help, thank you.
Welp, after a couple of weeks of trying to salvage my newly minted Catalina with the new SSD I discovered the problem or what I think was the problem.
After repairing, running in safe mode, and all the other helpers we have used here at Maczgeekgab I found a 4 kernel ext's that I did not recognize as essential to my current Catalina OS. I pulled them out and ran through all the above again. Etrecheck ran again and showed MAJOR issues with the system and indicated 32bit incompatibilities.
Well what the heck.
I continued now to work through Etrecheck fixing every error that came up but could not get a full clear and go.
Dealing with the speeding fans, the out of control memory runs, heat, and now this I made the decision I should have done originally.
So far, working like a charm, no crashes. I ran Etrecheck for 3 consecutive days an the system is solid. The one other change that happened during the clean install is the current OS was installed. I honestly don't know if it was the new update, the clean install to get rid of any flakey plist's or kernel exts, or the minute little changes I made under the recommendations of Etrecheck, but it works and currently I am happy with performance.
I made the decision I should have done originally...Clean Install.
@BuckaRoo has your clean install held up? Problem still gone? I've been suffering with this same bug since Catalina first came out, and it just happened to me yesterday on 10.15.6. It's happened to me on 3 different Macs as well -- including 2 that have ZERO 3rd party kexts installed so I don't think this is a bad kext. I will do the clean install but wanted to ask how yours was doing a few months later. Thanks