How do I stop the Adobe Creative Cloud app from auto-launching on login? I don't see any option of stopping this, and for some reason it's not in OS X's user login options.

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    I noticed I got this problem when I stopped using The Pirate Bay version and started using the paid version of Adobe products :-( – William Entriken Sep 5 '17 at 19:42
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It is loaded by default by /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist.

If you run

launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist

that will disable it for your user.

To turn it back on

launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist
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    This worked really well! Just wondering, is there a way to make this apply to the guest user account as well? – user1434077 Oct 23 '14 at 17:43
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    After unloading it you can also delete the .plist and banish Adobe forever! (Or until next update :) – kakubei Apr 24 '15 at 14:48
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    Works great. Then just sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist to get rid of it entirely. – Avishai Dec 2 '16 at 16:44
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    Don't forget to also unload the Adobe Updater, which runs in the background too: launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist – Daniel van Flymen Feb 5 '17 at 22:32
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    I created a Gist for a bash script. Just download it and run it. Feel free to add more processes to it in the future: gist.github.com/WadeShuler/670a281c1c29ab1aebb94a21798db155 – Wade Shuler Apr 25 '17 at 20:48
  1. Click on the menu bar icon.

  2. Click the gear icon.

  3. Select “Preferences…” window

  4. Uncheck “Launch at login”. preferences

  5. Note: The "Preferences" option does not appear until you log in to Creative Cloud.

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    What a scummy application to make you accept the terms and login before disabling it – user43892 Mar 5 '15 at 15:47
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    Preferences are no longer even there in Creative Cloud. Adobe is getting worse every day! – kakubei Apr 24 '15 at 14:47
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    That's interesting, on my machine I got nothing at all. – kakubei Apr 28 '15 at 9:09
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    The 'Launch at login' only apply to the menulet UI. Check your Activity Monitor and you will see there are bunch of background Creative Cloud still leaching your resources. – DazChong Dec 16 '15 at 3:25
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    I created a Gist for a bash script. Just download it and run it. Feel free to add more processes to it in the future: gist.github.com/WadeShuler/670a281c1c29ab1aebb94a21798db155 – Wade Shuler Apr 25 '17 at 20:49

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