6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2014 12:02 PM by GGA22
Martin from Denmark Level 1 Level 1

My Mac App Store tells me that I've got at update for one of my programs, but when I open Mac App Store it's a update for Angry Birds, a game I don't have on my mac. When I press update a pop-up appears and say I need to login with asdfff2011@mail.ru to update the program/game. Problem is that asdfff2011@mail.ru looks like a russian account and i'm not from Russia. My account is set up with a gmail account and doesn't look anything like the russian account.


Am I being hacked?


Can anyone please help me?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10

    It's a known App Store bug.


    Install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo.


    Then restart your Mac.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7
    Mac App Store

    It is not a known MAS bug.


    It is likely that you have a pirated app. There is an app on your Mac that you got somewhere for free. It is normally sold in the MAS. It has been cracked with a MAS app receipt from the app that wants an update and that was acquired from the MAS account of the user whose email address is showing up in your MAS.

  • Audiotechnical Level 1 Level 1



    I discovered exactly the same as you last night on my Mac, and I'm going with Dah-veed's suggestion. We should discuss (maybe outside the forum) what possible apps we have installed that may be causing this?

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7
    Mac App Store

    Since my last comment I have come up with a way to hunt down the pirated app.


    All MAS apps have a MAS receipt in their app bundle. Check any app acquired from the MAS. Right click on the app's icon in your Apps folder and choose Show package contents. In the Contents folder is a _MASReceipt folder and in that folder is the coded MAS receipt. It has the Apple ID of the MAS account that bought/acquired the app from the MAS. It is that receipt that the MAS uses to alert you that an app has an update. There would not be a notice of an update with someone else's Apple ID showing in the MAS on your Mac, if there was not an app with a receipt from this person's account somewhere on your Mac.


    Download the free app FindAnyFile (FAF);



    This app is easier to use and seems to be more powerful than Spotlight. Open FAF and in the box type _MASReceipt and press Find. It should come up with a list of every app on the Mac with a MAS receipt. Compare the apps with receipts in FAF's list with your purchased apps list in the Mac App Store. The odd app out should be the pirated app.

  • Audiotechnical Level 1 Level 1

    Absolutely spot on. I've done what you've suggested and found the exact reason this 'Angry Birds' update is occuring.


    Thanks for your help.

  • GGA22 Level 1 Level 1

    try to do everything. as shown and discussed in this video and you all disappear   -    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2vNeNR4X8M   I have everything turned. it may not necessarily be Twitter, it can be any official app downloaded from the App Store