The “Apple Wants To Make Changes” pop-up is a social engineering scam that displays a fake alert stating that Apple wants to make changes to your device. However if you click on the “OK” button, rather than downloading an update for your device, you will be installing a browser hijacker on your Mac.
These “Apple Wants To Make Changes” fake messages are not from Apple, but rather from a group of scammers trying to trick you into installing malicious apps on your device. You should not type your username or password into these type of pop-ups.
Apple Wants To Make Changes Scam
Image: Fake Apple Wants To Make Changes pop-up
The “Apple Wants To Make Changes” pop-up alert is shown in such a way as to trick the user into thinking that they need to install an update, with the sole purpose of making them download malicious apps. This fake pop-up is aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate revenue.