So I think I downloaded a program from Avatron called Airconnect. I'm not sure, but their website was purple when I looked it up. Anyway, now everytime I check my activity monitor, com.avatron.airconnect.daemon is taking at least 25% of my CPU. What have I done.

I tried looking up a solution online, and I realized it opens with launchd (I checked through activity monitor), so my research directed me towards System/Library/LaunchAgents, System/Library/LaunchDaemons, or Library/LaunchAgents. I tried looking through all of the folders, and I can't find the airconnect daemon. Please help me. I thought I was smarter than to get viruses. I am so disappointed in myself now.


The launch daemon of Avatron Airconnect is installed to /Library/LaunchDaemons. If you want to stop and remove it enter in Terminal:

  • Check if it is loaded:

    sudo launchctl list | grep avatron
  • Unload it:

    sudo launchctl stop /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avatron.airconnect.daemon.plist
    sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avatron.airconnect.daemon.plist
  • To remove it:

    sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.avatron.airconnect.daemon.plist

After installing Avatron Airconnect you can uninstall the app from the Airconnect menulet! This should also remove the launch daemon.

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Software you personally install typically puts its files in several places under your [username]/Library or ~/Library. While holding down the Option key, use the Finder's Go menu to open your Library folder. Check under ~/Library/Application Support, ~/Library/LaunchAgents & ~/Library/Preferences for any files with Avatron or AirConnect in their names & delete them. That should cure your problem. BTW- this isn't a virus.

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