Mac OS X adobe_licensing_helper in Launchpad

New Here ,
Jul 03, 2018 Jul 03, 2018

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Good afternoon!

Using Adobe products on Mac (Mac OS X 10.13.5) for a while and only now weird icon with title "adobe_licensing_helper" appeared in Launchpad.

It is clear by it's name, what this is doing (actually, nothing when clicking on it), but how can I get rid of it?

Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 04, 2018 Jul 04, 2018

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that doesn't look like an adobe file. 

the only references i see (using google) are from iboostup.com.  have you knowingly used that website?

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Having the same issue. For me, the icon appeared yesterday after updating Creative Cloud. I haven't done anything else related to Adobe products in at least a week or two so it must be the update.

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Jul 10, 2018 Jul 10, 2018

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Woah guys. Me too. I did that big update and then now I have this ugly icon stuck in my Launchpad. I can't find out how to delete it...

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Jul 20, 2018 Jul 20, 2018

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search"Adobe license helper" in your disk ,then delete the related data

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Sep 06, 2018 Sep 06, 2018

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Open terminal;

Put the command below:

sqlite3 $(sudo find /private/var/folders -name com.apple.dock.launchpad)/db/db "DELETE FROM apps WHERE title='adobe_licensing_helper;" && killall Dock

Hit enter

Put your password

Done!

This command is working in the latest High Sierra and it does not remove the app, only remove it from the Launch Pad. You can do that to any app, just change the name to the app that you want to remove name (case sensitive and use underlines if it has spaces)

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Nov 01, 2018 Nov 01, 2018

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High Sierra 10.3.6
Tried your terminal command (with sudo) but it didn't work. Maybe it was using these services?

find: /private/var/folders/m1/_5w44lh576s_vm85wd0_lg3r0000gn/0/SafariFamily: Operation not permitted

find: /private/var/folders/m1/_5w44lh576s_vm85wd0_lg3r0000gn/0/com.apple.LaunchServices.dv: Operation not permitted

find: /private/var/folders/m1/_5w44lh576s_vm85wd0_lg3r0000gn/0/com.apple.nsurlsessiond: Operation not permitted

find: /private/var/folders/m1/_5w44lh576s_vm85wd0_lg3r0000gn/0/com.apple.routined: Operation not permitted

find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000y800007k/0/com.apple.nsurlsessiond: Operation not permitted

Error: unrecognized token: "'adobe_licensing_helper;"

I'm going to make a "Land of Misfit Apps" folder on launchpad and organize this abomination into it.

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Nov 01, 2018 Nov 01, 2018

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should be this:

sqlite3 $(sudo find /private/var/folders -name com.apple.dock.launchpad)/db/db "DELETE FROM apps WHERE title='adobe_licensing_helper'" && killall Dock

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Nov 01, 2018 Nov 01, 2018

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非常感谢你的帮助!
Missing a '
Now to remove many more!

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Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019

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where does the (') go?

sqlite3 $(sudo find /private/var/folders -name com.apple.dock.launchpad)/db/db "DELETE FROM apps WHERE title='adobe_licensing_helper;" && killall Dock

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Oct 01, 2020 Oct 01, 2020

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This worked for me on Mojave 10.14.6.

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Nov 30, 2018 Nov 30, 2018

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Can someone from Adobe reply?  I have the same issue

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Feb 05, 2019 Feb 05, 2019

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Same issue here, how do we remove this?

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Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2019 May 01, 2019

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The commands bellow will remove all these shortcuts from Launchpad:

  1. AAMLauncherUtil
  2. AAM Registration Notifier
  3. adobe_licensing_helper
  4. AASIapp
  5. adobe_lichelper
  6. AdobeIPCBroker

1. Open terminal and run those lines:

# find launchpad database file and clean it up

sudo sqlite3 $(sudo echo /private/var/folders/*/*/*/com.apple.dock.launchpad/db/db) "delete from apps where title like 'AAM%' or title like 'AASI%' or title like '%IPCBroker' or title like '%adobe_%helper%';"

# restart dock/launchpad

killall Dock

0. Pay close attention to the SQL query you are writing to make sure that aren't going to remove important shortcuts. If you want to check what shortcuts will be removed, than you just do a SELECT title instead of DELETE, example bellow:

sudo sqlite3 $(sudo echo /private/var/folders/*/*/*/com.apple.dock.launchpad/db/db)

select title from apps where title like 'AAM%' or title like 'AASI%' or title like '%IPCBroker' or title like '%adobe_%helper%';

[ctrl+c multiple times to exit sqlite3 client]

This should print something like:

194|AAMLauncherUtil|adobe.AAMLauncherUtil|||576254384.0|book?

198|AAM Registration Notifier|com.adobe.AAMRegistrationNotifier|||576519549.0|book?

206|adobe_licensing_helper|com.adobe.ngl.p7helper|||576254387.0|book?

207|AASIapp|com.adobe.AASIapp|||576254387.0|book?

208|adobe_lichelper|com.adobe.adobe_lichelper|||576254387.0|book?

211|AdobeIPCBroker|com.adobe.AdobeIPCBroker|||576254388.0|book?

If everything listed is what you wanna remove, just go ahead!

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Oct 21, 2019 Oct 21, 2019

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Open Finder -> Utilities -> move all folders related to Adobe to Trash

 

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