Sorry Adam, this thread seems to have wandered off topic, so I thought to create another one! I think I have ghosts in my machine… on boot this morning I got over a dozen Snitch alerts for various connections to apple of all places. My guess is that may have been a result of my turning OFF various adobe “connections” it reported happened during log-in where I had no chance to block or accept (I detailed those above). Why one had anything to do with the other is a mystery to me.
Yes I am very aware of what Library folders do… matter of fact, I turned them both to visible because I had much distaste for the OS trying to hide them from me! I HAVE researched disabling SIP because something Blizzard was doing annoyed me (I HAD to input my admin pw every time I launched their app)… BUT I’d have to almost literally stand on my head to do it (my boot volume is a 2 SSD array) so I did not… AND they did fix that issue.
I do NOT get that I REALLY looked in BOTH Library folder for Launch Agents and found it in neither. So I took a look at my user folder with FileBuddy (which shows all invisible files) and it took me 10 minutes to get up from the floor I had fallen to! HOLY repository of crap is in there (there’s stuff going back to 04, 05, 06, 07, 08)! Shocked my computer actually works with all the deleterious in there. Damn my curiosity! Of COURSE, NOW I see that LaunchAgent folder. Sure enough, 2 adobe things in there, AAM Updater and something dealing with ARM.
Frederico, I hope this month finds you better and thanks for chiming in once again! I have tried in the past to get some questions answered on their forums, but was universally ignored (said I was using macOS). I DO have a copy of Reader (which I am about to maybe delete) and Photoshop 6. P’shop hasn’t been touched by them in years and the last update to Reader was quite a long while ago (I think). AND mine was the Riverside_Guy post over on that forum?
Back to Launch items… just remembered that one app I used DOES need Air. So I looked closer at both plists… interesting. One was lebel with ARM… this has to do with Reader… the other was AAM. Seems this is an audience measurement tool, i.e. are they peeking into what I go about doing on my computer?
HOWEVER, this is very much reminding me of my past… I would spend huge amounts of time trying to figure out what was going on… it mattered to me very much having a very tech focused career AND somehow made me a kind of go-to guy for those I talked into going with apple products. I think I’m falling down that rabbit hole…