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.


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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