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macmesser

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Aug 13, 2012
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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.
 

MisterMe

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Huh? You want to maintain an older version of software that you don't use?
 
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Intell

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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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