Undo inadvertent ARD software update after clean install?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by macmesser, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2012
    Long Island, NY USA
    I just clean reinstalled Lion 10.7.5 on my MacBook and Software Update immediately found new software. Among its finds was an Apple Remote Desktop update, which I failed to uncheck before proceeding to instal the updates. Since I don't use Apple Remote Desktop I'd like to undo this update if possible, in keeping with the idea that simplicity should be maximized. Verifying disk permissions after the update also resulted in one error:

    Repairing permissions for “Untitled”
    Group differs on “Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist”; should be 80; group is 0.
    Repaired “Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist”
    Warning: SUID file “System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent” has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Can this unwanted change be easily undone? Could it be a potential security liability? Thanks for any insights.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Huh? You want to maintain an older version of software that you don't use?
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Those permission errors are safe to ignore. They occur on every version of Mac OS X. ARD comes installed with every version of Mac OS X as well. Not having the latest version can be a security problem.

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