8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2011 1:26 PM by RaySkater
Richard Miller3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)



After a recent Apple initiated update, I am getting a web Process popup asking permission to go here and there. First of all, what is this Web Process business? I never had that come up before the up date. Next, how do I get rid of them?


Appreciate all help/suggestions.





iMac w/Intel, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • seechadfly Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes!  This happened to me today after I installed Apple initiated updates as well.  It's driving me crazy, every page I go to on the internet or every time I click on anything I get 3 or 4 of these pop ups and they won't stop! 

  • Mattiaz Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

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    Same here, I get the popup window so much I can hardly use the web. This is what it looks like.

    Would appreciate if someone knew how to get rid of 'it'. May this be some type of Mac virus?


    The programme can not possibly have been designed to help or make things work smoother.

  • Member 121ca Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have the same problem.


    I have Little Snitch installed. It gave me this path to the offending application...


    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/WebKit2.framework/WebProcess.app/Contents/MacO S/WebProcess


    I then created a new rule for Little Snitch to allow all connections for WebProcess.


    The popup no longer occurs but I have no idea why WebKit2 or WebProcess wants to contact Apple several times for each web page I visit. An explanation would be nice.

  • 100 Watt Walrus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This seems to be the way Safari 5.1 — part of this recent update — interacts with the web:


    http://www.apple.com/safari/whats-new.html (bottom of the page)

    New Process Architecture

    Everything you do in Safari is more stable and responsive. The new process architecture divides the heavy lifting for smoother sailing. One process handles everything coming from or going to the web, while the other manages interactions with the Safari interface — such as creating a bookmark or searching your history. Now an unresponsive website won’t affect Safari, so you can keep browsing and browsing.

    OK, Little Snitch. You can let this one do its thing.

  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    Little Snitch settings:

    In the pop-up select the "Forever" tab

    From the radio buttons select "Any connection"

    Click the Allow button


    Make sure it is WebProcess that is being authorised. Other pop-ups might be malicous websites.

  • RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    How do you make sure it's WebProcess and not something malicious? Is Little Snitch's Window confirmation enough?


    Just noticed this today, and I've been using this version of Safari for weeks now...getting so many Little Snitch warnings about it I can barely work!


    thanks for any info!



  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    All you can do is check the app/process name in the Little Snitch pop-up and only allow "Webprocess". It seems unlikely that malicious software could falsify this, unless it has somehow infected the webprocess program.

  • RaySkater Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    true dat....


    wonder why I got clobbered by that only yesterday.



    thanks for talking about this issue...