Random pop-up that quickly goes away

makris0000

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Hello, there is a random notification that pops up then quickly goes away. I have no idea what it says because it goes away so quickly. Can someone help me find a way to make it stop? Thanks.
 

thatoneguy82

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Hello, there is a random notification that pops up then quickly goes away. I have no idea what it says because it goes away so quickly. Can someone help me find a way to make it stop? Thanks.
Lots of unknown details. When? How? Which App? Is it reproducible? Were you doing the same thing every time prior to the pop up?
 

Dark Void

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It would also be good to include the laptop model, more importantly which version of OS X you are running on it.
 

makris0000

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Lots of unknown details. When? How? Which App? Is it reproducible? Were you doing the same thing every time prior to the pop up?
It doesn't do it at any specific time it just does it every few hours. It has no steady pattern when it pops up.

Maybe Console will report the error. Check there for the time it happened.
I herd of that and when I opened my console it nothing has popped up since then.

It would also be good to include the laptop model, more importantly which version of OS X you are running on it.[/.QUOTE]

Its the 13 inch Macbook Pro late 2011 running Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.2
 

kathyathy11

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Same problem

I also have this problem. I got the 13 MacbookPro in September 2011 and it must have started a month or so after I received it.

I have Mountain Lion 10.8.2 now, but it still did it on the old system.
 

makris0000

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Ok so the random pop up just came up and I took a screen shot of the console and this is what it said (look at the attachment and look at the arrows that I put on the screen shot). If anyone knows how to fix it please let me know.

ALSO look at the one under the bottom arrow!
 

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kathyathy11

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I'm wondering whether it has anything to do with UTorrent... (Might be a dumb thought)

Just wondering, the pop up you get is a small window with writing and the yellow warning triangle? I've never been able to read what it says because it flashes so quickly... Just wondering if we deffo have the same problem.
 

LostSoul80

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Ok so the random pop up just came up and I took a screen shot of the console and this is what it said (look at the attachment and look at the arrows that I put on the screen shot). If anyone knows how to fix it please let me know.

ALSO look at the one under the bottom arrow!
Try to remember which icon you clicked on the dock or which window have you clicked on at 4:57:33.
Since the problem could be caused by an application, test whether the popup occurs only with an app open or not.
 

makris0000

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Try to remember which icon you clicked on the dock or which window have you clicked on at 4:57:33.
Since the problem could be caused by an application, test whether the popup occurs only with an app open or not.
If I recall correctly I was watching a youtube video in full screen in Safari. It has no pattern when it pops up. Its happened when I am using Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Word/Power Point, iTunes, ETC. I also checked the Stealth mode and I turned it off. I also checked to see which apps were allowing all incoming connections and turned off all of the apps that I do not need ATM.
 

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It is a warning from the OS X firewall that the app is allowing incoming connections from the Internet. It is supposed to only do it once per signed app, but I notice it often repeats the warning when an update is installed for the app. I also notice it sometimes repeats if I change to a different connection like when traveling.

If you look in the advanced area in firewall settings you will see a list that has been allowed incoming connections.

Turn off your firewall temporarily and you will see these warnings go away.
 

makris0000

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It just did it again and this time it said "9/24/12 6:09:52.000 PM kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=2880[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID" What does this mean? I was using safari when this happened again?
 

LostSoul80

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It just did it again and this time it said "9/24/12 6:09:52.000 PM kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=2880[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID" What does this mean? I was using safari when this happened again?
A possibility is that GoogleUpdater keeps checking for updates, but eventually encounters some error. Open up Activity Monitor and search for "google". If something comes up, kill it.
 

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A possibility is that GoogleUpdater keeps checking for updates, but eventually encounters some error. Open up Activity Monitor and search for "google". If something comes up, kill it.
That does sound like the autoupdater from Chrome.

OP> Do you have Chrome installed?
 

LostSoul80

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That does sound like the autoupdater from Chrome.

OP> Do you have Chrome installed?
Yes, he does.

OP said:
Its happened when I am using Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Word/Power Point, iTunes, ETC
The updater covers a number of Google's apps available on Mac, so if the OP has installed other Google apps, probably Chrome isn't the only responsible.

That being said, there can be other possibilities, as apparently, from the screenshot, either the updater was running but didn't encounter an error (not plausible, since the OP got one more attempt after a short time), or there's something else going on.
 

nitromac

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This popup thing happens to me, too, albeit very rarely. Hasn't happened in a while actually (maybe 10.8.2 fixed it?)
 

makris0000

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Yes, he does.



The updater covers a number of Google's apps available on Mac, so if the OP has installed other Google apps, probably Chrome isn't the only responsible.

That being said, there can be other possibilities, as apparently, from the screenshot, either the updater was running but didn't encounter an error (not plausible, since the OP got one more attempt after a short time), or there's something else going on.
I have Google Chrome and Google Earth. I went through the Activity Monitor and I closed out of all my Google stuff that was open on there.

This popup thing happens to me, too, albeit very rarely. Hasn't happened in a while actually (maybe 10.8.2 fixed it?)
I have 10.8.2 and it did not fix the problem.
 

LostSoul80

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I'm not sure. It could be but in the screen shot I posted earlier in this thread, the thing didn't say anything about Java. (the line where I put 2 arrows and the one line right under the 2nd arrow)
At this point it's safe to assume that whatever triggers the popup doesn't get logged, nor gets anything else related.

Are you sure you have checked properly for any process named "google"-?

If you're really concerned about it, you could always record your screen, wait for the popup and then read what it's warning.
 

makris0000

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At this point it's safe to assume that whatever triggers the popup doesn't get logged, nor gets anything else related.

Are you sure you have checked properly for any process named "google"-?

If you're really concerned about it, you could always record your screen, wait for the popup and then read what it's warning.
I checked and I quit all google processes and the notification comes then goes very quickly. I cant read anything on it by the time it disappears.
 

makris0000

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So it happened again and the only pattern I have been seeing is that it happens towards the end of the minute. The most recent one 9/25/12 6:07:55.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(4001) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
happened and there no google processes open. So anyone have any ideas? and
again Thanks for helping.
 

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So it happened again and the only pattern I have been seeing is that it happens towards the end of the minute. The most recent one 9/25/12 6:07:55.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(4001) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
happened and there no google processes open. So anyone have any ideas? and
again Thanks for helping.
Just for info.... I have Chrome installed with default auto update on, and I don't see any Google update processes running either. I believe it is run periodically by launchd then quit. So you won't see it running normally. If you really think it is the Google updater doing this you might try disabling the auto update. See this.
 

Junebugapril

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I use Chrome, and am getting that random popup too. Is there a video capture program that I can leave running to refer back to when I get the error?

I looked at Console, but have no idea what to look for.