Every so often when I open my computer, that message appears. Can anyone tell me what node is?

  • only when you wake it up from sleep ?
    – Ruskes
    Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 2:25
  • this might be trcky to do, but Open Console (inUtility folder), now watch your clock down to a second and remember when you open the lid. Go back to console find that time stamp and copy some 50 lines from it and paste in your post.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 2:47

2 Answers 2


I got this too, and I ran "ps aux | grep node" from the terminal. I've seen a couple of different programs show up. One was Videostream. Another was actually Adobe Creative Cloud:

kenlu 693 0.0 0.2 5996836 27612 ?? S 11Dec18 23:09.26 /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud Experience/CCXProcess/CCXProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/../libs/node /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud Experience/CCXProcess/CCXProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/../js/main.js

So it looks like this is just part of Adobe Creative Cloud, which is probably fine.

  • Edit: Added Adobe Creative Cloud as a possible cause.
    – ToastyKen
    Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 21:56

Most probably it caused by Adobe Creative Cloud, and make sure it this option,

1- check in system preferences>security and privacy>in the privacy tap make sure iCloud check marked.

2-system preferences >security and privacy >in general tap click open anyway the adobe creative cloud if showing here.

3-open finder> then click on "Go" type this command ~/library then press go>find keychain folder open it and delete all files, empty trash and restart your Mac

4-remove adobe creative cloud from start up, open system preferences>user and groups>clicl on login tap> select adobe if showing then remove it by clicking - button.

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