On my Windows PC (AMD 5900X CPU), I found that with Adobe CC Desktop and the "CEF Helper" apps running in the background, the CPU will "idle" at 17 Watts. This is with no Adobe applications running. If I kill CEF Helper and all the other Adobe CC and updater background apps, my idle power drops down below 3 Watts. (This is CPU power as reported by the Ryzen Master software)
Looking at Task Manager, Adobe CEF Helper is always using at least 1% CPU even when everything is idle. That also means that software like Ryzen Master and Windows Tasks manager, which are monitoring resource usage and updating graphs on screen a couple times a second, are using much much less CPU than the Adobe "background" tasks!
14W may not sound like a lot, but multiply that by a million PCs running this software and what a waste of power!
This is stupid. I belive adobe has no right to run in the background without user permission. What if I do not want any Sync or any font sync or any automatic update. I am paying $600 a year and I should have the rigt to run the software when I needed and stop it anytime; but it seems Adobe runs process in our computers whenever they wants and takes control of our devices. runs a lot of processes in the background... I disabled all startups, all fonts and sync ind updates in creative cloud app but still 13 processes is running in the background. Why?