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bdobson Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Apr 28, 2012 4:58 PM

This morning I start up the Mac App Store and see there are 2 updates available. One for an application I know I have, the other for an application I do not have installed on my system. Clicking "Update All" spins and does nothing. It looks to be attempting to download the update for the application I do have.

 

When I manually click on the application I do not, to see what is going on a App Store login comes up with the email address "***". I have seen another post saying this is due to installing non authorized Mac App Store applications but I have never done that. In fact I tend to be very careful about what I do install so I'm not sure whats going on.

 

It has this update for this application, not installed, never was and will not either go away or process the real update. I have restarted, cleared out the cache.

 

OS X 10.7.3

 

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iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to bdobson)

    Remove any pirated apps that you have on your Mac. The only way a stanger's Apple ID can appear on your Mac regarding an app update, is by way of a pirated app.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to bdobson)
    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to bdobson)

    Whether by intention or because you thought that you were getting a free version or a trial version of an app, you have a pirated app on your Mac that has been cracked with the Mac App Store receipt from this stranger's Apple ID.

     

    Do a search for pirated apps in theis forum in the ASC and see how many other folks were as adamant as you that they did not have a pirated app, but they found out that they did.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to bdobson)

    This is not going to be an app that you got from the Mac App Store, those apps are secure and not pirated. This will be an app that you installed on your Mac from another source. This is an app that is sold in the Mac App Store, but you have downloaded it for free from somewhere else.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to bdobson)

    There is an app, either on your Mac or an attached drive or partition with an app with the receipt from Nya Cat used to crack it. Somehow you have missed it when searching with FindAnyFile.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
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