Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 30, 2012, 07:54 AM   #1
danny_w
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Austin, TX
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?
__________________
2012 Mac Mini i7 2.3 GHz Samsung 840 ssd 10.8.5, LG G2 KitKat & iPhone 4 (T-Mobile) 6.1, TV2 (2), iPad2 16GB, iPad Air 16GB
danny_w is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 08:21 AM   #2
John T
macrumors 68020
 
John T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK.
As with all "safe computing", providing it means nothing to you, just delete or cancel the message.
John T is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 08:23 AM   #3
danny_w
Thread Starter
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by John T View Post
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.
__________________
2012 Mac Mini i7 2.3 GHz Samsung 840 ssd 10.8.5, LG G2 KitKat & iPhone 4 (T-Mobile) 6.1, TV2 (2), iPad2 16GB, iPad Air 16GB
danny_w is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2012, 08:25 AM   #4
maflynn
Moderator
 
maflynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston
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.
__________________
~Mike Flynn
maflynn is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:43 PM   #5
SleeZyG
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
logs

the process in activity monitor pointed to Amazon Cloud Drive - which i am guessing uses this: http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/
SleeZyG is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 "Admin" accounts. One set up by remote Microsoft staff ChristyT iMac 7 Sep 11, 2013 08:42 PM
How to "RESET" password on APP Store after 3 failed attempts? ET iPhone Home iPhone 2 Nov 24, 2012 09:51 AM
"Recovery HD" folder appears on desktop, dialog asks for admin password jennyp OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 0 Aug 26, 2012 04:36 PM
Why no "stocks" & "weather" built-in app on iPad? iPayton iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 20 Aug 2, 2012 07:37 PM
Secondary Account w/ Admin vs. "original" Admin Acct.? kirkbross Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 5 Jul 15, 2012 01:35 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC