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Not allowed to download apps not from Mac App Store--needed for my college genetics home work (mit.edu/star/genetics)

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Daughters is trying to do genetics homework using required website: www.mit.edu/star/genetics. Unable to load page after hitting "start" alert says "Security does not allow downloading subject not downloaded from Mac App store. Using Mac desktop utilizing OSX Yosemite. Have tried on both this desktop and MacBook Air. Same response each time. Thank you for your help.

Daughters is trying to do genetics homework using required website: www.mit.edu/star/genetics. Unable to load page after hitting "start" alert says "Security does not allow downloading subject not downloaded from Mac App store. Using Mac desktop utilizing OSX Yosemite. Have tried on both this desktop and MacBook Air. Same response each time. Thank you for your help.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 4.1.0.0
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • Simple plug-in that handles Citrix connection files
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • iPhoto6
  • Testgen plugin
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 4.0.3.0
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 11.0.03
  • 5.1.30214.0
  • Provides information about the default web browser
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Application Manager is installed on this machine.
  • Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1

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CoryMH 229 solutions 1076 answers

Hello,

This question is probably better suited to an Apple Forum:


Note your user agent shows an extremely outdated version of Firefox. See:

Please update by following this article:

Hello, This question is probably better suited to an Apple Forum: * https://discussions.apple.com/welcome * (doubt you'll find anything here, but just in case there is something useful) https://www.apple.com/support/ ----------------- Note your user agent shows an extremely outdated version of Firefox. See: * https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox/ Please update by following this article: * [[Update Firefox to the latest version]]
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Are parental controls enabled on her Mac user account? *http://mactips.info/2011/06/restrict-computer-use-with-parental-controls *http://themacmob.com/parental-controls-in-mac-os-x-lion/