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Security Update 2006-003 (#4): StartupItems removal fix for startup issues confirmed; Removing the update; Other freezes; more
Security Update 2006-003 (#3): More on startup woes -- check the other StartupItems folder; Active Directory issues; more
Alfred 1.4.1; StartupItem Manager 1.0.5; OmniWeb 4.2 beta 1; Rosetta 1.6; more
One problem that may occur when logging in to OS X is an error warning that mentions insecure startup items.
A few users who have installed Snow Leopard on their systems have run into a problem where upon logging in the system claims the "Startup Items" folder is insecure and items from this folder will not be used.
If you are experiencing problems with a menu extra and can't seem to remove it by standard means, it may have a nonstandard implementation, which will take a couple of steps to root out and uninstall.
Apple echoes previously published QuickTime 7.1 startup workaround in Knowledge Base article
Following my recent outlining of a procedure for monitoring LaunchAgents, the Luxembourg CIRC created an easy-to-use setup utility that handles the procedure for you.
Tackling third-party launch agents and daemons may help odd system pauses after an OS update.
After the release of iWork '09 earlier this year, a Trojan was discovered circulating in pirated copies of Apple's productivity suite of applications (as well as pirated copies of Adobe's Photoshop CS4). Security professionals now believe that the botnet