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  • For about 3 months, the Java update flashes for me to install. I give permission to install it and it always shows that the update download has failed to install. I don't know how to fix the problem and I don't know what Java is or does, but my securtiy system has OK'd it as safe.
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Summary: Trying to install an app on macOS Big Sur but get an error message saying XXX app can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. Check this complete macOS Big Sur Problem troubleshooting article.

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User feedback: I'm trying to open a .pkg package from Skype for passcode management on macOS Big Sur. When I go to open the package it tell me: 'Skype can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.' I've checked in System Preferences but can't figure it out. Any help is appreciated.

Other Affected Apps:

App NameError MessageStatus
Adobe Creative Cloud 'com.adobe.acc.installer.v2' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Adobe Flash Player 'pepperflashplayer.plugin' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Visual Studio Code Visual Studio Code can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Katalon Studio 'Katalon Studio' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Java Update 'Java 8 Update 231' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Android Studio Android Studio can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Steam Steam can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Spotify Spotify can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Skype Skype can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
VirtualBox virtualbox.pkg can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Docker com.docker.vmnetd can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Origin Origin can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
FireFox FireFox.app can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
League Of Legends 'League Of Legends' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Java Update 'Java 8 Update 231' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Guild Wars 2 'Guild Wars 2 64 bit' can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software
Java Update Failed To Download Mac

Diagnosis: Modern macOS, like Mojave and Big Sur, includes a technology called Gatekeeper, which is built to help you safely open apps on your Mac. For sure Apple App Store is the best place to get software applications, but in many cases, you'll need to download and install apps out of the store. To distribute apps without App Store, it requires the developer to have valid Apple Developer ID and get their apps notarized. Otherwise, it has large chance that they'll get the following error: 'XXX can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.'

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Table of Content:

Part 1: Open Apps That Apple Cannot Check for Malicious Software

Keep it in mind that, by bypassing this Apple gateway protection method, you may expose your computer and personal information to malware (Check Malware App List on macOS) that can harm your Mac or compromise your privacy. So make sure that this app you want to install on macOS Big Sur is from a trustworthy source and hasn’t been tampered with. You can temporarily override your Mac security settings so as to run this software that hasn’t been signed and notarized (Learn How To Uninstall Programs on macOS Big Sur).

  1. Step 1:

    In macOS Big Sur (or macOS Mojave), to open an app that fails to be opened because it hasn't been notarized or is from an unidentified developer, open System Preferences > Security & Privacy:

    How To Fix App Can't Be Opened on macOS Big Sur Step 1
  2. Step 2:

    Click Open Anyway to confirm your intent to open or install the app.

    How To Fix App Can't Be Opened on macOS Big Sur Step 2
  3. Optional Method:

    An alternative method to bypass this error is to click on the “Show in Finder” button > Go to 'Applications' folder to locate the app > Control click or right click on the application file and choose 'Open' option.

  4. Optional Method:

    You will get a similar error message for malicious software checking like below. However, this time you will see an additional 'Open' button.

    Control Click App To Open

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Part 2: Additional Tips To Open Apps on macOS Big Sur Safely

One more side note is that, Apple designed this Gateway method is for protecting your Mac from malicious malware. When you install Mac apps, plug-ins, and installer packages from outside the App Store, macOS checks the Developer ID signature to verify that the software is from an identified developer (Uninstall Program on Mac). It also requires software to be notarized. To open apps safely on macOS Big Sur, consider these following tips.

General Tips for Open Apps Safely on macOS Big Sur:

  • Keep away from malicious apps: The method mentioned above is not always working because Apple has more restrict standard to keep your Mac from malicious apps. Never continue installing apps if you have this message.
  • No more 32-bit apps on macOS Big Sur: Apple completely steped out 32-bit apps on macOS Big Sur so beware if you count largely on these apps.
  • Uninstall not working apps: It's another option to uninstall apps that are not working in macOS Big Sur.
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    Still get stuck by error: 'XXX App can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software'? Here is an alternative method that can fix this issue. In the Finder > Control-click the app DMG/PKG file > choose Open from the menu, and in the dialog that appears, click Open. Enter your admin name and password when prompted. Have other macOS Big Sur app not working issue? Try Omni Remover >


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    1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu , then click Software Update to check for updates.
    2. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click “More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install. You might be asked to enter your administrator password.
    3. When Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are also up to date. That includes Safari, Music, Photos, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, and FaceTime.
    4. To automatically install future updates, including for apps that you got from the App Store, select “Automatically keep my Mac up to date.” Your Mac will notify you when updates require it to restart, so you can always choose to install those later.

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    • Learn how to get updates for earlier versions of macOS that don't include Software Update preferences.
    • You can also use the App Store to update apps or redownload apps that came from the App Store.
    • Learn which macOS your Mac is using and how to upgrade to the latest macOS.
    • When your Mac is connected to a Personal Hotspot, large updates don't download automatically.