What is a 'Daemon' and how do I get rid of it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Baggy Spandex, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Baggy Spandex macrumors 6502

    Baggy Spandex

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    A little while back, I had purchased a Razer DeathAdder mouse I intended to use for PS work. Well, long story short I ended up returning it. After removing all the software I still notice in Activity Monitor there is a Razer Daemon running?

    What is it, and how do I get rid of this? I know it seems nominal, but i like 'trimming the fat' as they say.

    Thanks! Here's a screenshot.

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  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  4. TJRiver macrumors 6502

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  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You can kill the process through Activity Monitor.

    Open up your user account and see if it is set to run at start up. Uncheck it if it is.
     
  6. Baggy Spandex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lulz

    And exactly TuffLuffJimmy, I don't want it to run better...I want it gone completely. I don't know if it's affecting my MM tracking at all. I'd rather know for sure it's not.
     
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  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Might have installed itself as a login item, or you are going to have to use spotlight to search for the USB driver or control pane.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd take a detailed look at the process to see what files are in use and what spawns it.

    Taking a hierarchical look at the processes would help too. ;)
     
  10. Baggy Spandex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Eidorian, that solved it. I followed the path after clicking Inspect and found a hidden Razer .app file in /Library/PrivilidgedHelperTools. Zapped it and seems to be completely gone now.

    Thanks to all again!
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No problem. Activity Monitor provides a lot of tools to hunt down those deeper system files.
     

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