How can I stop Adobe processes from running in the background?

New Here ,
Jun 03, 2020 Jun 03, 2020

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Hello! I have been an Adobe user since college and still haven't found a solution for this. I have disabled all Adobe-related processes under Task Manager > Startup. I have "automatically check for updates" disabled in Creative Cloud Desktop. I also having any/all syncing turned off.

 

Still, when booting up my computer there are several Adobe processes running in the task manager. I did not start up any of Adobe's applications. No processes should be running unless I start one of the programs or open Creative Cloud. Even long after I have opened/closed a program, processes continue to run.

 

It makes no sense to me that any of these processes should be running if none of the applications are in use. I read here in the forums that Adobe needs to "check" to make sure you own the software. Sure, but can it please do that when I'm actually opening up the software? Why does it have to constantly run in the background?

 

If anyone has any ideas, please share. I am so tired of having to manually End Task all of Adobe's processes.

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New Here ,
Jul 14, 2020 Jul 14, 2020

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Same situation. On macOS. I use Lightroom once or twice a month to tweak a photo. I have disabled everything in the Creative Cloud application that requires it to do anything. Still, everytime I check to see what processes are hogging my resources, there are a few processes like "Core Sync" etc etc processes running and the colourful Adobe Desktop Service is still there. I don't have limitless resources on my machine. I want to use it for what I want to use it. 

I don't want to resort to actualy having to uninstall Adobe's software just to get it to stop running. What is the point of settings like "Don't start up on login" if it doesn't actually do that? I'm a few days away from uninstalling the software. I don't use if often enough to waste so many hours trying to get it to stop. 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 14, 2020 Jul 14, 2020

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This is normal. If you block any services things may fail. You can experiment if you like, but be sure you are prepared for the risks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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Explorer ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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Is there a similar solution for W10?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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I have win10 and have the same issue, has anyone found how to stop these services from running unless an app is in use? I am not even able to stop them in the task manager or start they just turn back on. I have also set them in CC but they override and start again! 

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Explorer ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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I think it's actually getting worse.  I had an issue and was working with Adobe Tech support.  He had to turn off all the processes, there were over 20, this after closing photoshop.  Probably included other Adobe stuff, but nothing was open.

 

Adobe: all we want is to stop those processes sucking up resources when we are not using your product. That desire does not impact your profit margin!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2022 Feb 20, 2022

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What is it going to take to get this issue responded to, it has been years and not one response from Adobe? 

I am not even able to stop these services manually, they just start right back up, ignoring all settings I set in windows and in CC desktop. I do use CC but I do not want it to start and run all the time, it is just not needed! If anyone has found a soulution for this per Win10 please share, because Adobe is not listening.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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It is crazy. What I don't get is why there are multiple instances of the same processes running when no images are open. Why multiple instances of CEP Helper and CEP HTML Engine? Two of Collaboration Sync and Genuine Software. Isn't one enough? I have turned off auto updates. And the multiplication continues when Bridge, InDesign, and Illustrator are open, too… 16 instances of Edge with only one tab open. Sigh.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Here's what's running when all apps are closed and I'm completely signed out (Quit) of CC Desktop:

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