Random pop-up that quickly goes away

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  1. makris0000 macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe Console will report the error. Check there for the time it happened.
     
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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.
     
  5. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.

    I herd of that and when I opened my console it nothing has popped up since then.

     
  6. kathyathy11 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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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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  8. kathyathy11 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  10. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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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.
     
  12. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  13. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That does sound like the autoupdater from Chrome.

    OP> Do you have Chrome installed?
     
  15. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  16. nitromac macrumors 6502

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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?)
     
  17. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.

    I have 10.8.2 and it did not fix the problem.
     
  18. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    It could be a Java window flashing quickly. Are you on a page that uses Java?
     
  19. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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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)
     
  20. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  21. kathyathy11 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I have noticed it hasn't done it in a while either - I think 10.8.2 must have fixed it for me.
     
  22. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  23. makris0000 thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  24. Weaselboy Moderator

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    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.
     
  25. Junebugapril macrumors newbie

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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.
     

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