random warning window pops up for a half second and goes away

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eab191, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. eab191 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    There is a random window that pops up, non internet related and looks like it has a warning triangle (yellow with a "!" in the middle) then before i can read it it disappears, what is this? should i contact apple?
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    Can you post a screenshot of the message, please?
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    This Sounds Like

    An email issue, as posted above, can you provide more detail? What email client are you using?
  4. eab191 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    disappears after a split second

    the message pops up and goes away after a brief second, if i could i would have wrote down what it said.. All it it is a small rectangular message pane with what looks to be like a yellow triangle with a "!" in it and it goes away before i can even look at it. I use apple Mail and use gmail and yahoo when i surf the web on safari and access my various email accounts. it has been happening for the last few weeks to a month and I've ran norton antivirus and onyx to maybe clean out a damaged file or something. nothing seems to work, i am worried my hard drive might crash.
  5. eab191 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
  6. tumtumsback macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
    Same for me

    I was even thinking about keeping Camtasia or some video screen capturing to see what it said.

    Has anyone figured out why this random message pops up?
  7. mrchrismckay macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    exact same problem

    hi guys, did anyone solve this?

    I'm having the exact same problem and its really annoying to say the least.

    its like a slight taint on an otherwise perfect machine.

    no idea what to do.

    any solutions so far??

  8. nathanbaker1985 macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2012
    I'm having this same problem for what it's worth. Hopefully we can figure out a solution soon.
  9. mjbarran macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2012
    I'm having the same problem. Any new info on this?
  10. eab191 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    Idk if it was from my browser but I haven't had this issue in a couple of months. *knock on wood.. Switched back to safari. was using Chrome
  11. Junebugapril macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2012
    Did anyone find out what causes this? I get the flashing warning box too, and also use Chrome.

    What video capture program can I keep on to capture this to see what it says?
    Thanks :)

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