Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to kaz-k)
I check the Activity Monitor regularly, especially just after I see it, but I don't see anything unfamilar or that shouldn't be there... Having said that, I'm no Apple Genius or Mac expert so not 100% sure of what shouldn't be there...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 5:32 AM (in response to shardy00x)
I've seen that behavior in some builds of Mountain Lion. It may be a third party app like Java, do you have Java installed? If so, it may be the allow dialog. You can disable it in your browser and see if the problem continues.
If that's not it, try starting in Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs?
Restart holding the "shift" key.
(Expect it to take longer to start this way because it runs a directory check first.)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to macjack)
I thought it may have been an App so I've removed everything I can (most third party stuff at least) but it's still doing it so...
I shall have to try safe mode. Thanks for your comment.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to macjack)
I was doing a screen-recording and it popped up so managed to finally catch it on camera (least I hope it's the same one...)
Here's a screen shot of it from the video...
Direct link for high-res: http://imgur.com/XkQhnOz
What do I need to do as I cannot see where Java is installed?MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to macjack)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 5:32 PM (in response to macjack)
Here's a screenshot of the Applications folder and the Utilities:
Direct link for high-res image: http://imgur.com/98Q6Pec
It's nowhere to be seen.
If I search it manually, apart from a bunch of documents and Netbeans projects, the only App it shows is the "Java VisualVM". I thought that was to aid Netbeans.
In the System Report, Installations, I have the following Java Updates:
Direct link for high-res image: http://imgur.com/5uq5CoA
Looks like it only goes up to Java 6 in which case shouldn't there be a "preferences" option in the System Preferences? I thought it was only removed in Java 7+?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 6:31 PM (in response to shardy00x)
No I mean what is in those Adobe folders, Adobe Application Manager & Adobe Installers. Also you have Flash Player Install Manager, what is it managing?
Although I'd expect to see the Java Preferences in your Utilities folder. Was Java ever installed then uninstalled. Java goes pretty deep into the file system and there could be a leftover component somewhere.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 6:39 PM (in response to macjack)
Oh, sorry. I think the Adobe Application Manager is managing the trial of After Effects i'm in the middle of and the Adobe Installers just contains the uninstaller for it.
Yes, I'd of expected to see it too. This is why I'm lost.
I don't ever remember deleting it as the only things I delete are projects, apps and music.
In the installer log, it says Java was updated on the 15th July.
I update everything at the same time, when it pops up or I check manually. So It must be somewhere...
I guess turning the firewall off would stop it prompting but that's too risky.