This is what Adobe support say
- "You need to close all adobe applications when not in use from the activity monitor at last close adobe IPC monitor."
- "We suggest to consumer close all adobe applications then close adobe IPC broker. If they not do so then all process again comes up."
However, after killing all the other Adobe processes, the following just hangs there and even doesn't respond to the kill command
0 77 1 0 10:50pm ?? 0:00.04 /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobeGCClient/AGSService
Adobe support wasn't sure what that was..
That one can be removed by a sudo kill command.
Okay I'm yet to find what's not working.. so if you choose to do below, take extreme care & caution.
These processes seem to instantiate from the references under following folders:
So, essentially if you backup and delete those links, you'll rid-off them. However once you start and Adobe product, still there's going to be a bunch of stale processes like "Core Sync", "Adobe Desktop Service", "CCXProcess", and "CCLibrary" left behind, even after you terminating the software.
However, they don't seem to automatically update the LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons. So you're good again after a restart of Mac. There goes the "never restart, only sleep" choice! Core Sync and Desktop service seem to drain the battery a bit as well..
I really wish Adobe clean up their software.
So, there you go, a few ways to take care of Adobe processes..!! Good luck!!