Core function pointer in Cubase Elements 11

there’s a bug upon opening my new Cubase Elements 11. It will sometimes open, but I think there’s a system problem on the mac that causes a badge to repeatedly come up saying ‘can’t find core function pointer.’ and it won’t go away when I quit Cubase or relaunch Finder.
I’m trying to delete 32 bit apps on my mac running Mojave OS, but going into System Report won’t do what it evidently does in Catalina – supposedly you can actually see which are 32-bit plug-ins. I’ve gone to plug-ins ( I think that’s where–or VST) and deleted old ones. Cubase got as far as prompting me to remove the plug-ins I had already deleted in that manner. I’m stumped. I think I have the latest version cuz I installed last night