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Somewhat predictably, removing iTunes on Mac OS X is a long arduous process, described at — which I have followed. As far as I can tell, I have purged every trace of the accursed iTunes from my system. Yet Software Update repeatedly prompts me with updates for iTunes, which I don't want anything to do with, despite my saying "Not now" each time. How can I convince Software Update to leave me alone, and never bother me with mention of iTunes again?

I'm on Mac OS X 10.6.4 Build 10F569, and the update being offerred is iTunes 9.2.1.

(Note: Not a duplicate of OS X: why Software Update suggests to update removed application?, whose accepted answer is simply to follow the instructions I mentioned above.)

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

When the Software Update app pops up, go to Update > Ignore Update, and you shouldn't get prompted anymore.

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Ah that worked, thanks. Don't know why I never noticed that thing there. – ShreevatsaR Aug 6 '10 at 16:58
that seems to be not working on Yosemite. There's simply no "Ignore update" button – Agzam Dec 27 '14 at 0:33

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