How to completely disable all CC daemons in my system?

Explorer ,
Feb 04, 2018 Feb 04, 2018

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Hi,

the only part of CC that I use on my macOS is Bridge that comes free (I use LR6 and PS CS6 that fortunately are not associated to CC).

As Bridge CC is a part of the CC Suite some extra apps were installed too.

I get the Adobe Application Manager app that it's called Adobe Creative Cloud inside itself. In the Preferences of the app I unchecked:

  • General -> Launch at login
  • Creative Cloud -> Files -> Sync On/Off -> Creative Cloud Sync
  • Creative Cloud -> Fonts -> Typekit On/Off -> Typekit Sync

So, this helped me with the AAM that I have to launch manually if I want to upgrade the Bridge CC. Actually, it's interesting that Adobe Reader is not updatable via the AAM but use it's own updater.

What I don't like is still many processes from Adobe in my operating system, even after clean restart of my system.

How to remove/disable them without destroying anything? I'm talking about the following processes that run in background:

  • Core sync
  • Core Sync Helper
  • Adobe Desktop Service
  • CCXProcess
  • CCLibrary
  • AdobeCRDaemon (2x)
  • AdobeIPCBroker

And yes. I am aware that I will miss features such as auto-update, cc syncing, font syncing, whatever adobe-related syncing. I don't care. I don't use Creative Cloud anything related. All I use is: LR6 (not CC related), PS CS6 (not CC related), Adobe Reader (not CC related) and Bridge CC+Camera RAW CC (both CC related).

Can I simply remove from Applications folder the following:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (there is uninstaller inside, so maybe it's a good idea to run it)
  • Utilities/Adobe Application Manager
  • Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Utilities/Adobe Installers
  • Utilities/Adobe Sync

I am OK to update apps manually. I just want them to work correctly and stay away from my CPU if not in use.

Thanks for your understanding,

Bart

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Explorer , Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018
The correct answer is:launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.*

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Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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The correct answer is:

launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.*

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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What answer is this? Perhaps a Windows thing? Part of it looks like a Terminal command. Be more clear

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Hi xbartx,

Is there a reverse Terminal command if needed? Would it be load instead of unload?

 

Adobe's nebulous policies drive me nuts. I would like to see honest transparency about what data flows and what processes work and what of it I really need for what purpose ... and I would like to be able to control it. No way! I never get any usefull answer … Where have the goog-guys gone?

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What answer is this? Perhaps a Windows thing? Part of it looks like a Terminal command. Be more clear

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 25, 2020 Sep 25, 2020

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It is a command for macOS which will prevent the services from being started on login. However, they will still be started whenever you open an Adobe CC app. I have made a Bash script which will kill them whenever they are running: https://gist.github.com/jivanpal/30af7741721e597575e10f5ef8560062

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 26, 2020 Sep 26, 2020

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Can this be used with Windows 10 on a PC?  I've disable creative cloud at startup and have turned off all background apps in W10 settings but still have at least a dozen Adobe apps running constantly.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Not directly, no, as it's a Bash script designed for macOS; Windows neither has Bash, nor the `pgrep` and `kill` commands. A similar script could probably be created easily using Windows's `tasklist` and `taskkill`, but I don't have a Windows machine to test this on.

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Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Thanks, hope someone reading this can create a script for a W10 PC.  I am computer illiterate.

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