I have a Mac OS computer with several user accounts.

When a user closes his session, is it possible for him to keep some process running in background ?

Or closing session kills every user's processes ?


  • Do the experiment and use Activity Monitor. Some background processes survive after logout.
    – Gilby
    Nov 21, 2022 at 21:22
  • What kind of processes would you need to keep running? Would using Fast User Switching be an option?
    – nohillside
    Nov 24, 2022 at 11:46
  • I just want to be sure a user cannot run a malware if i give him a temp access to a mac computer
    – Bob5421
    Nov 24, 2022 at 13:10


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