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Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:55 am
by ryanknapper
Ever since I upgraded I've been getting multiple prompts, even though I've selected "Any connection until quit". Has anyone else noticed similar behavior? Do they just get queued up and my response only applies to new requests from that point forward, but not the requests currently waiting authorization?

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:09 pm
by pjonesCET
Yes, I have noticed That Each morning when I turn on Computer The System evident sends or contacts some system extensions over and over. They come up so fast I don't have time to react and then always related to apple I have repeatedly made them permanent rules yet every day it is the same thing over and over again. Since I operate in Stealth mode anyway, I am seriously considering the complete removal of Little Snitch. Little Snitch didn't use to affect operation But downloading of email or software or anything takes about 10 times as long. In fact, Little snitch may have been responsible for my taking 9 hours to download and install Sierra instead of the 35 minutes from download to operating under Sierra it was supposed to take. I know they were extensions because the icon of the item looks like pieces of blocks with tips that are supposed to go in matching holes on Next piece.

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:03 pm
by mtin79
@ryanknapper:
experiencing the same problem.
some apps i already gave full permission to allow any connection keep asking me what permission i want to give them.
on mac os sierra.

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:23 pm
by cornishman33
I was having the same issue, in the Rules I see the ones that keep repeating themselves are listed as "Invalid Rules" with the error "Proccess no longer exists". Needs fixing.
I've had to revert to El-Capitan until all the problems have been fixed (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, MacCleanse, LS to name a few).

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:36 am
by johnd
Having the same problem. The issue seems to be with app translocation. Little Snitch is recording the translocation filepath. The result is that it thinks that everytime you run the app, it is a new app in a new location. As well, once the app quits, it is no longer at the temporary location, so Little Snitch marks the rule as invalid due to the fact that the app is no longer where the entry has recorded it.
Not sure where the problem lies here, but I suspect I will need to disable Little Snitch until the issue is resolved.

Edit: Here is an example of the path Little Snitch has recorded against the rule for the app:

/private/var/folders/sh/dw3lw49j7y3fl7fdg5xv5s140000gn/T/AppTranslocation/E6726284-1039-41B1-B364-BE6B33084CA0/d/Aurora HDR 2017.app/Contents/MacOS/Aurora HDR 2017

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:37 pm
by cornishman33
Update to my previous post, I reverted to El-Capitan then did an upgrade to Sierra, as opposed to a clean install. This has had the effect of giving me far fewer headaches, mainly that Little Snitch works as it should. The other problems I had have also been minimised, I paid Adobe a little more for the latest versions and they seem fine (well, better anyways), so not all is lost!

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:25 pm
by clakes
Well, guys... I seem to experience an even more severe issue with Little Snitch 3.7 on my fresh Sierra installation: some applications' rules get marked as invalid right off every time I launch 'em, most notably Firefox's. As a result, I'm prompted to allow or deny each and every time I start such applications.

Pretty darn annoying, tell ya... :(
Here's a screenie.

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:44 pm
by pshizzle
One month and no reply from Obdev, pretty weak support IMO…

Also experiencing the same repeated-prompts problem with many apps (Knock, SourceTree, Facebook Messenger…)

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:43 am
by sojourner4869
Adding my vote to this issue...on both laptop and desktop. Not willing to downgrade so any help deeply appreciated.

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:37 am
by mchis
I was having the same issue with the "Visual Studio Code" app, and here are my findings.

As johnd remarked, this has to do with app translocations in macOS. It is not a Little Snitch issue at all - please read on...

Have a look here: https://github.com/potionfactory/LetsMove/issues/56
Excerpt: "This applies until the user moves the app to any other location (not just the Applications folder), after which the OS will just run the app normally. However, the move is only recognized if performed using the Finder. If you move the app another way, e.g. using "mv" in the Terminal, the app will continue to be translocated when run, even if it's in /Applications."

In my case, I was using Path Finder (i.e. as a Finder replacement) and this is what I used to move "Visual Studio Code.app" from "Downloads" to "Applications".

The following steps fixed the problem for me:
1. Delete the "offending" (yeah, I know, sorry, I could not find another word) app from "Applications" (in my case, "Visual Studio Code.app").
2. Re-download the app, such that it will be stored again in "Downloads".
3. Use Finder to move the app to "Applications".
4. Launch the app from "Applications", I got prompted that it's an app downloaded from the internet, do you trust it blah blah, OK, and that was it.

Good luck everybody!

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:57 pm
by stevevrporter
This issue is really becoming a PITA. I have a few apps that will not stop running from the AppsTranslocation folder, even after multiple attempts.

With this being a feature in the latest OS, I would expect LittleSnitch to accommodate it. Can't LittleSnitch be smart enough to pick up this common case?

Ta.
Steve Porter

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:13 am
by Aktariel
There is a fix if apps refuse to be un-translocated. More information here:
http://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/app- ... ation.html

Apparently it comes down to the com.apple.quarantine extended attribute, which can be removed with the following terminal command:

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xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /path/to/application

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:33 am
by Yoman
Aktariel wrote:Apparently it comes down to the com.apple.quarantine extended attribute ...

Yes, it definitely comes down to the quarantine attribute. I'd advise some caution on zapping it, but I had no worries with a tool I've been using for many years (Paste Master, a clipboard manager preference pane).

I first tried just doing the application directory, but that didn't work, so I just recursively blasted the entire bundle.

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xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /path/to/application

Heh. Thanks so much for your help!

Re: Multiple prompts in MacOS Sierra

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:17 am
by dennisivy
Yoman wrote:
Aktariel wrote: Apparently it comes down to the com.apple.quarantine extended attribute ...
Yes, it definitely comes down to the quarantine attribute. I'd advise some caution on zapping it, but I had no worries with a tool I've been using for many years (Paste Master, a clipboard manager preference pane).

I first tried just doing the application directory, but that didn't work, so I just recursively blasted the entire bundle.

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xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /path/to/application
Heh. Thanks so much for your help!
this was the three seconds solution i was looking for. thanks a lot. just posting this to let people know it is still applicable even a few years after the original question.