Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to Katayanagi)
I have the exact same problem on iTunes 11.0 on OS X 10.8.2 (Mac Mini late 2012), and it's annoying me too!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to JimmyJimmyYam)
I am having the same issue too. Very annoying! Hope a fix will come soon.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 1:50 AM (in response to Katayanagi)
This is probably because you have installed some additional software for iTunes. I have SRS iWow installed and I get the message. You notice in the Firewall settings that it says "signed software". Unsigned software could pose a threat to your computer, so that's why this warning comes up.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to kilima)
Hi there. I have not installed any additional iTunes software, my Mac is only a few weeks old, so only really has the default apps plus MS Office. This message is a new occurrence as of iTunes 11, it never happened for me in iTunes 10.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 3:50 AM (in response to JimmyJimmyYam)
The quick answer is that you should uninstall and the reinstall iTunes.
If you want all the gory details, check out this discussion:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 4:39 AM (in response to Katayanagi)
Hi, all. Thanks for many replies.
I report this alert issue is fixed by uninstall and reinstall iTunes.
In my case:
1. Delete iTunes via the Terminal
I refered "Delete iTunes in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - OS X Daily" page.
On Terminal, type the following commands.
$ killall iTunes
$ killall "iTunes Helper"
$ sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app/
At first I tried to delete iTunes via Finder, change Privilege "everyone" to "Read & Write", but I could not delete iTunes. I saw "iTunes.app" can't be modified or delete..." message.
2. Reinstall iTunes
After uninstall and reinstall, about 5-6 times restart my Mac, this annoying alert has gone away.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to Katayanagi)
Hi. I posted a similar thread about this problem. I found a fix.
Evidently there is a bug where if you upgrade iTunes to iTunes 11 from ANY VERSION prior to iTunes 10.7 you can develop this bug. It was only affecting me because Software Update was giving my iTunes 10.6.3 and then telling me to upgrade to 10.7. Which caused this bug by skipping 10.7. You need to have 10.7 to avoid many (This one included) bugs in iTunes 11. Evidently it has a lot to do with the 64 bit software architecture.
I fixed it by uninstalling iTunes 11. I downloaded 10.6.3 (Super stable) and put all my music back into that and setup my iOS devices. I then installed 10.7 (Which can be found via a simple google search for a link) and restarted. Then I downloaded VIA the iTunes Webpage (NOT SOFTWARE UPDATE) iTunes 11. No problems.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 3:32 AM (in response to IzzyJG99)
I upgraded directly from 10.7 to 11.0 (my Mac Mini came with 10.7 installed) and I have this problem, so not sure that 10.6 is a pre-requisite in all cases.
I will try @Katayanagi's solution and report back shortly :-)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 3:58 AM (in response to Katayanagi)
OK - uninstall (using above commands) and reinstall worked for me also.
I would clarify that I had to download iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ not from the Mac App Store.
Also, I didn't have to do anything with my media - the reinstalled iTunes launched direct to my existing library (I did take a Time Machine back-up first as I am always paranoid about these things!)
It's a shame the solution requires delving in to Terminal, this seems to go against Apple's "It Just Works" ethos, but I am glad to be rid of this annoying message, so thank you @Katayanagi and @kilima!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 1:20 AM (in response to Katayanagi)
Why do you write "$" Katayanagi?
In Terminal type the following exactly:
killall "iTunes Helper"
sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app/
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2014 1:11 AM (in response to kilima)
Your idea seems to make sence! I have "Synergy Menue Bar Controller" buttons installed that i have had since OSX 10.5. Not really using it anymore, so i will uninstall it and see if that is it?