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Mac Update Brings Trouble for Some Users

The large bundle of security updates issued by Apple last week is causing headaches for some users who have had trouble powering up their systems after installing the patches.

According to numerous posts on the Mac OS X support forums, the latest Apple patch batch -- which fixed at least 43 security holes, including a dozen in Apple's QuickTime media player -- may also have introduced some problems. In many cases, it appears the problems were the result of some sort of clash with Adobe's Version Cue software.

No word from Apple or Adobe what may be going on here, but if you experienced troubles with the update and are running this program, booting into "safe mode" and removing Version Cue from the startup items folder seemed to work for some users.

The update also appeared to cause boot problems for people who don't use the Adobe software. The folks over at MacFixIt have more information on this problem, and even have a helpful tutorial on what to do when a Mac fails to boot after a security update.

If all else fails, you can't get the help you need from Apple's security forum, and if your system is still under warranty, you could just give Apple's support line a ring at 800-275-2273.

By Brian Krebs  |  May 16, 2006; 10:24 AM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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