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Old May 30, 2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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App "finish_installation" is asking for admin password

I got into work this morning and found a dialog box asking for admin credentials from an app called "finish_installation". I don't know where this came from or what caused it. I don't remember installing anything recently, certainly not yesterday. I could find very little about this on Google, only a few references to Sparkle and Soundvox, neither of which I use.

Does anybody here know what this is?
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Old May 30, 2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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As with all "safe computing", providing it means nothing to you, just delete or cancel the message.
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Old May 30, 2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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As with all "safe computing", providing it means nothing to you, just delete or cancel the message.
Exactly what I did. I was just wondering what it was and if I messed up an actual install that needed it.
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Old May 30, 2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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You could have used the activity monitor to see if you could spot the process

Reboot the mac to see if tries to again.

The advice to cancel and not proceed is the best, if you don't know what it is, cancel it.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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the process in activity monitor pointed to Amazon Cloud Drive - which i am guessing uses this: http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/
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