I am having issues and permanent encounter in having my removed login items reappearing after reboot. Here's the steps I have taken: 1) Open Setting, Account Preferences, Click under an account, Login item tab 2) Remove some login items (with or without unlocking the lock, doesn't seems make a different, tried both) 3) Login items are now fewer 4) Reboot 5) voila, the removed login items are still loaded and displayed in login item tab. I have also removed loginitem.plist under ~/Library/Preferences. Doesn't seems making a difference. The problem also observed both in MBP and iMac How to solve this? Tried to google, no answer.