What is AIGPUSniffer?

New Here ,
Oct 24, 2015 Oct 24, 2015

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Can anyone explain what AIGPUSniffer is, and why it launches briefly whenever I open an InDesign CC 2015 file? See attached dock screenshot. It's only open for a second or two, and makes the screen flash. I can see threads connecting it to Bridge, which I'm not using (or have installed). Please advice.

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correct answers 1 Correct answer

Community Beginner , Dec 13, 2016 Dec 13, 2016

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018 Jan 15, 2018

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Thank's a lot, You are amazing

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018 Jan 15, 2018

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I found the solution in Apple forum:

AIGPUSniffer quit Unexpectedly |Official Apple Support Communities

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2017

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I'm pretty confident that the AIGPUSniffer is simply a small app that takes a look at your onboard graphics processor to see if it's compatible with performance features introduced in 2014 for some Windows computers and 2015 for both Windows and Mac platforms. The following Adobe Illustrator support link has a more detailed explanation: GPU Performance

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2017 Mar 28, 2017

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Did anyone ever find out the answer to this sniffer application that begins to launch when you launch Indesign CC 2015? I hate feeling like my computer is being violated...

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 15, 2018 Jan 15, 2018

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Hi, I have the same problem but with adobe Illustrator CC 2015 , I don't know why, but it's the first

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 15, 2018 Jan 15, 2018

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If you've got an Illustrator problem, you'll get a lot more help in the Illustrator forum.

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2017 May 02, 2017

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I got this today with the last version of Adobe Premiere CC

"AIGPUSniffer" interrupted restart.

To continue the restart, quit "AIGPUSniffer"

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New Here ,
Jun 07, 2017 Jun 07, 2017

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I got this message today.  CC has been dragging and ID was stuck. I got this when I tried to reboot. I thought it was a virus at first.

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Nov 05, 2018 Nov 05, 2018

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New Here ,
Mar 29, 2018 Mar 29, 2018

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“go to Bridge preferences and make sure the file type association for .ait and .ai are for Illustrator and not AIGPUSniffer“

i love Apple... but some of their practices and system settings seem to change on their own. Could be adobe though. Apples GPU or lack of GPU usage options blow my mind...  hope this helps someone.

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Explorer ,
Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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I would like to call out Adobe for NOT answering this while the Apple forums did answer it. I've found Adobe's customer service has seriously degraded w/ pleas for help in forums often met w/ derision, disbelief and gaslighting by obvious shills. Not a good way to run a biz. Great way to run a monopoly.

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Participant ,
Jan 10, 2019 Jan 10, 2019

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I just updated to Mojave last night on a new iMAC and I was wondering what on earth an AIGPU Sniffer even is??? I've never experienced this before. This afternoon I had Photoshop 2018 and Illustrator and InDesign all open and then this weird thing showed up in my menu bar and I don't know what to do with it. What is it for? What does it do? Can I just take it out of the menu bar? I'm confused.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2019

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Just ignore it. It’s been running for years, but it looks as though changes in mojave mean that for some reason background tasks are showing in the Dock. (The menu bar is at the top, the Dock is at the bottom). At some point either Apple or Adobe will change things so we aren’t troubled by it, and it will carry on doing its job in peace.

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