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iTunes has been popping up several times per day asking me to accept or decline their TOS. I have declined for the past 5-ish years (2.5 years on this laptop in particular) because it is not a piece of software that I want or need.

Previously, it was a one-time decline, and I wouldn't see it again. However, there must have been an update to the software that is causing it to pop up nonstop. It is extremely frustrating, especially since I can't just drag the app to the trash bin.

How can I stop this from happening?

Edit: 3 popups so far today, and it's 10am. :rage:

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    Why don't you just accept it & never look at it again? What's the philosophical difference? – Tetsujin Dec 21 '15 at 17:15
  • Because I don't want to blindly accept TOS for something I don't intend to use. – Matt Huggins Dec 21 '15 at 17:20
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    If you don't use it, what difference does it make? – Tetsujin Dec 21 '15 at 17:21
  • I can't tell if you're trolling me. That's not a helpful response. – Matt Huggins Dec 21 '15 at 17:22
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    No, I just don't get the foil-hat paranoia bit. Agree to the ToS it will go away. Never use the app, it will make no difference to your life whatsoever. – Tetsujin Dec 21 '15 at 17:23
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Try disabling iTunesHelper.app:

  1. Remove iTunesHelper from Login Items.
  2. Rename iTunesHelper.app in /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/ to something else (e.g. iTunesHelper-disabled.app).
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  • Ahh, didn't know that was in there. Thank you! – Matt Huggins Dec 22 '15 at 4:08

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