Is it possible to stop background processes from starting-up?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tekno, May 13, 2012.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    I'm having a problem with Samsung Kies on my Macbook Air. When I start my Mac, "Kies Wifi Agent" always starts-up and uses 90% of my CPU. Only by opening Activity Monitor can I quit this Wifi Agent.

    Obviously, uninstalling Kies would solve the problem, but then I wouldn't be able to sync my phone. Is it possible to tell my Mac to not allow Kies Wifi Agent to run? Or can I somehow 'quarantine' the whole Kies software?

    Any help appreciated.

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  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    System Preferences > Users and Groups > Your user ID > Login Items

    Select the application (if shown) and then hit the minus sign (-). You might have to unlock permissions first by clicking on the padlock in the lower left corner.


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