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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Question How to STOP Mac OS X from asking for password to run APPS??

Everytime I log into my MBP it asks for a password to run smcfancontrol. How do i disable that from happening? I dont want to be asked for a password to install apps or run apps. Please HELP.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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That's the point of OS X security.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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i understand that but i want it to stop asking for one program. the smcfancontrol. before it never use to ask for a password to let it run so i need to know how to shut that off.
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Sounds kind of like the UAC that Vista got a bad rep for...
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smcfancontrol accesses sensitive files within the system. Apple security MUST ask before modifying these files. This is why it is hard to write viruses/worms/trojans for OS X.

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Old Aug 13, 2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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smcfancontrol is a potentially dangerous app, so it always asks for a password. This is to prevent you from doing some serious damage to your hardware.

You don't really want to disable it, even if you think you do.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 01:18 PM   #7
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Uh, no. I have SMCfancontrol and it doesn't ask me every single time. Try reinstalling the app and see if that helps. And also, is it in your Applications folder already? Check the permissions and see whether you have read write access for it as well. A shot in the dark there but it may help
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 01:21 PM   #8
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It would be good to be able to disable it for a single program though.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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I have SMCfancontrol run on my MacBook when I login to OS X and I never get asked for a password. This might be because I very often login with an account that has admin rights.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 01:46 PM   #10
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I have SMCfancontrol run on my MacBook when I login to OS X and I never get asked for a password. This might be because I very often login with an account that has admin rights.
Admin and root are different.

Also, you can try to repair permissions for the drive and then open the program.
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