~/everything-else/macOS startup service and daemons
Updated Feb 26, 2021
🗂 macOS startup service and daemons
Reference to find and stop annoying applications and services that auto-start on login or auto-restart when killed.
LaunchDaemonitems run with system privileges
LaunchAgentitems run in user context after login
launchd auto-loads from the following locations:
/System/ is protected by system integrity checks, so it’s unlikely that’s where apps registers.
List cron jobs for user:
Some applications bundle a helper application that manages to start despite not having a
launchd plist in the locations above.
find /Applications/ -name 'LoginItems'