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Mac Bash script to kill Adobe Create Cloud and other processes that Adobe forces on us.
echo "\n\n--- Killing Stupid Adobe Auto Load Crap ---\n\n"
launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist
launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist
echo "\n\n--- Done! ---\n\n"
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WadeShuler commented Apr 25, 2017

Feel free to add to this 👍

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rtmvnv commented Feb 20, 2018

I get an error message for both commands: "/Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist: Could not find specified service"
While the files actually exist in those folders.

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Kiyos commented Mar 5, 2018

I’m getting the same errors, and files do exist. macOS 10.13.3, Adobe Creative Cloud 2018.

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veegee commented May 15, 2018

@rtmvnv, Don't use sudo

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yelban commented May 30, 2018

what about /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist ?

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fdelaneau commented Jun 14, 2018

After being run once you will always get the message: Could not find specified service.
That only proves that it worked :)

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asarkar commented Mar 8, 2019

No such this as launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist with CC 2019. The files that exist are:

com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist  com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist      

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studgeek commented Apr 6, 2019

See for a complete list for adobe.

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testacode commented Jul 10, 2020

See for a complete list for adobe.


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mhucka commented Aug 13, 2021

FWIW I combined some of the answers from the Stack Overflow answers into a gist here:

This was not done to try to compete with anyone; I wanted a one-shot sledgehammer solution that covered all the possibilities, wrote a quick script, and thought it might be appropriate to mention here.

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