The Krisp app (a noise filter for skype calls) starts automatically on boot, and even if I remove it from the list of startup items, I keep finding it there.

This is annoying and intrusive. I like the app and I need it, so I won't uninstall it just yet, but I'd like it to start when I want, not when it wants.

  • Run etrecheck.com and see if you can find where the app is started. Commented Apr 5, 2019 at 16:34
  • Why the downvote?
    – Ziofil
    Commented Apr 5, 2019 at 20:47
  • It sounds like there's a launchd service (daemon) running that checks to make sure it's in your startup items (Spotify has something similar). Given that it's a 3rd party paid app (not affiliated with Skype or Apple/macOS) , have you contacted their support offering to see why they do this and if there's a setting to disable it? What did they advise?
    – Allan
    Commented Jan 18, 2020 at 16:33

1 Answer 1


Open System Preferences. Go to Users & Groups. Choose your nickname on the left. Choose the Login items tab. Check startup programs you want to remove. Press the “–” sign below. You're done.

  • Is this a general advice or does it solve the problem the OP has with a specific application?
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 18, 2020 at 13:56
  • At the beginning of the question I say that this doesn’t work.
    – Ziofil
    Commented Jan 18, 2020 at 13:59
  • @Ziofil hmm that's weird, it did work for me tho! You can try contacting their support team I guess.
    – Aditya
    Commented Jan 19, 2020 at 14:31
  • @nohillside yes you can use these steps to remove any application from startup!
    – Aditya
    Commented Jan 19, 2020 at 14:31
  • Not if the application autostarts by other means :-)
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 19, 2020 at 14:37

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