Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 9:34 PM (in response to meabhar)
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Open System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items, and check that Viber is there. If so, select it and remove it, so it won't start up again automatically each time you start up Mac OS X
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to mende1)
Thanks, Mende1, but Viber is not among the Login items, only iTunes helper. Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 9:58 PM (in response to meabhar)
In that case, open a Finder window, select Go menu (on the menu bar) > Go to Folder, and type /Library/StartupItems. Search for Viber files and delete them. This folder contains the files of all applications that start up automatically when you start up the computer, so you have a bigger control than from "Users & Groups" pane
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 10:38 PM (in response to mende1)
Thanks, I did that, but a blank again - I get a page of "StartupItems" that is blank. So it seems Viber has hidden itself well.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 10:43 PM (in response to meabhar)
Uninstall Viber. To do it, open Applications folder and drag Viber to Trash.
Then, open Finder, select Go menu (on the menu bar) > Go to Folder, and go to these directories:
Delete everything related to Viber in these directories and restart. Then, install Viber again and check that it doesn't start up automatically every time you start the computeriMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 11:25 PM (in response to mende1)
Eee, I did all that, and even restared the computer, but when I downloaded the Viber programme and copied it to the applications area (inside Finder), I could no longer find viber either in downloads or in Launchpad. I even restarted againm, to no avail. So it seems to be invisible after reloading the programme.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 11:26 PM (in response to meabhar)
If you copied it to Applications folder, it should be there. Have you checked if it's in this folder?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 11:32 PM (in response to meabhar)
Oh, Viber appears to be in Apps now, with a dml ending, so I double clicked, and it allowed me to transfer to Apps by that in-window drag. Now Viber's installed again. I'll try and work it in a few days when I can use my phone, though I suspect I'll have trouble as it's an employer phone and you can't install much on it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to meabhar)
Well, this morning Viber is still appearing in my face on startup. I thus did everything you suggested before in terms of deleting - the only folder where I found a file to delete was in System Preferences, I also deleted Viber itself in Applicaions. This Viber is persistent. Maybe it'll behave better when i get to put it on my cellphone, or I'll have to get a non-corporate one. But for now it's just popping up without functionality. Thanks a million for your help, Mende, but it seems I had no option but to uninstall it. Perhaps there's a file somewhere I didn't manage to delete, but i went through those folders carefully again and I saw not title - some may be abbreviated - that had viber in it, apart from the one in ~/Library/Application Support.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to meabhar)
I am also having this problem and have been through all the steps advised to find the same problems. Viber is hidden away at every turn. I did find that within the application itself you can go to Viber>Preferences and there is an option to "Start Viber on system startup" Which seemed like the obvious fix at last. But appaerntly unchecking this doesn't solve the problem either?! So I am lost for ideas. Can anyone help?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to meabhar)
Please follow these steps to disable viber auto startup.
1. remove any related files in following dir
2. remove viber from "system preferences" --> "Users & Groups" --> "Login Items"
3. Open "Terminal" from "Applications" --> "Utilities" --> "Terminal" type following commands
$ launchctl list | grep -i viber
You will see there is an item "com.viber.OSX" there
$ launchctl remove com.viber.OSX
This item will be removed
$ sudo -i (enter your own password to become a root)
# launchctl remove com.viber.OSX (to remove it again)
# launchctl list | grep -i viber (double comfirm there is no viber anymore)
4. Open viber from "Applications" --> "Viber"
5. "Viber" --> "Preferences" --> "Basics" --> disable the "Start viber on system startup" --> "OK"
these process has been tested and work on 10.8.4
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to meabhar)
Viber, Preferences, uncheck "start at system startup"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2014 4:06 AM (in response to meabhar)
I removed Viber to the trash. Checked all directories mentioned above-couldnt find anything related to Viber. It still starting up on restart. ?!?