Mac OS X Snow Leopard – NotificationExec Pop Up Annoyance

snowleopardJust installed Mac OS X 10.6 on my home iMac. It was truly a perfectly painless experience…click about 4 buttons and type your password and walk away for 45 minutes.

The only thing that marred the experience was a nasty and undying popup for installing Rosetta so it could run NotificationExec. Click Not Now and it just comes back a few seconds later. Truly annoying!

A couple minutes on Google yielded this form post on MacRumors.

The answer for me was to navigate to /Library/Driver Support/ and to trash the NotificationExec.app in between the popups.

So, the steps are:

  1. Navigate to: /Library/Driver Support/   – you should see NotificationExec.app in that folder
  2. Go to Force Quit (Apple menu) and make sure there aren’t any instances of the popup hanging out
  3. Wait for the popup and click:  “Not Now”
  4. Then trash:  NotificationExec.app
  5. You may have to enter your admin password so you can change Finder
  6. Empty trash and resume life!

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Byron

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7 Responses to Mac OS X Snow Leopard – NotificationExec Pop Up Annoyance

  1. Jacquie October 10, 2009 at 9:05 am #

    Byron,

    Thank you so much for posting this. Just went through the process myself & it saved me!

  2. bowie December 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Thanx man… that really helped… those popups were so annoying… really appreciate it

  3. Byron Bennett December 2, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    Jacquie, bowie,

    Welcome! Glad it helped someone…was driving me crazy!

  4. ellen December 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    This is happening to me, I have mac os x 10. 6 snow leopard on my macbook pro, but after I go to library, I can’t find driver support, or indeed anything dealing with the driver. Any advice?

  5. Colin January 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    Wow. Thank you so much. This was about the most annoying thing I’ve ever experienced on a Mac.

  6. Lauren May 11, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Bless you!! I have to install this on 5 computers – was making me crazy!

  7. Seattle Internet Marketing June 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    This was driving me nuts, and made me wonder why I was even using a Mac! Thanks again for the help!

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