What does it mean when macOS wants to make changes?

The “Apple wants to make changes” pop-up is a scam that is shown to trick you into thinking that you need to install an update. It does this to trick you into downloading an update manager that will install adware and browser hijackers on your computer. Enter your password to allow this.

How do I disable AFP on Mac?

I suggest disabling AFP sharing on any Mac running Catalina or earlier versions that you no longer have HFS+ drives mounted or plan to mount in the future:

  1. Open the Sharing preference pane.
  2. Click the File Sharing item at left.
  3. Click the Options button.
  4. If you see an option for AFP, uncheck it.
  5. Click Done.

What is AFP on Mac?

AFP, or Apple Filing Protocol, is the method used by Apple Inc to connect Macintosh computers. Our Ethernet disks run a server that supports this connection, so they can communicate with nearly all Mac OS versions.

Does Apple still support AFP?

As I mentioned AFP has be deprecated by Apple in their newer macOS versions and now fully support SMB v3. x. However, as you know, Apple still supports AFP, even with macOS Big Sur. Regardless, using AFP with a NAS, typically means that device must have the latest firmware to continue to support AFP.

Should I trust Apple wants to make changes?

This is a scam. The “Apple Wants To Make Changes” pop-up indicates that your computer is infected with various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as adware.

How do I remove MDM from my Mac?

Remove an MDM enrollment profile from macOS computers

  1. On the macOS computer, click the Apple menu icon then go to System Preferences > Profiles.
  2. Select your MDM Management enrollment Profile.
  3. Click on the minus icon to begin the removal process.
  4. Click Remove, if prompted to confirm removal.

Should I use AFP?

Hence, AFP is the likely choice as the primary supported file sharing protocol. It is well integrated with the Mac OS operating system, performs well, and is reasonably secure if password and sharing best practices are followed.

How do I know if my Mac has MDM?

There is another test to see if the device is enrolled.

  1. Open the Applications folder in Finder.
  2. Open Utilities.
  3. Run Activity Monitor. If there is an mdmclient process running, then the machine is connected with OIT’s Apple Device Support Service.

What is MDM Mac?

iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS have a built-in framework that supports mobile device management (MDM). MDM lets you securely and wirelessly configure devices by sending profiles and commands to the device, whether they’re owned by the user or your organization.