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How to keep a process from running?

7056 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2009 5:18 AM by Barney-15E RSS
BrianH Level 4 Level 4 (1,835 points)
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Aug 12, 2009 1:59 AM
I have a process called FlipShareAutoRun that keeps running on my system.

I can force quit the process and it automatically restarts. I don't use a Flip video device anymore. I looked at my login items and it's not listed there anymore. I tried to start Flip software and look at prefs but it isn't set to load on startup.

How do I get rid of this process for good?
 Unibody MBP 15" 2.4Ghz 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 3G
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,075 points)
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    Aug 12, 2009 2:09 AM (in response to BrianH)
    HI Brian,

    Try using Activity Monitor application. (Applications/Utilities).

    I tried Google for that file name and it returned hits for, "Wakoopa" software?? It's a Desktop tracker for games ...




    Carolyn

    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
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  • Daniel Ebeck Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Aug 12, 2009 2:17 AM (in response to BrianH)
    It's probably buried a few files deep in the System somewhere. Your best bet is to see if there's an uninstaller, the option may be in the regular installer. If there isn't you could try looking in:
    /Library/StartupItems
    ~/Library/StartupItems
    /System/Library/StartupItems
    /System/Library/LaunchAgents
    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons
    G4 MDD, maxed to heck., Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,075 points)
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    Aug 12, 2009 2:54 AM (in response to BrianH)
    You probably tried this but did you try to do a search for the file using Spotlight?





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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,075 points)
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    Aug 12, 2009 2:58 AM (in response to BrianH)
    You could back up your important files and do an Archive and Install.

    Aloha!


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  • Daniel Ebeck Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Aug 12, 2009 2:58 AM (in response to BrianH)
    Have you contacted the developer to ask for an uninstaller or a list of file locations?
    G4 MDD, maxed to heck., Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Bobsax Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 5:31 PM (in response to BrianH)
    I have the same thing but I'm still using the flipshare software to convert the files to Mov for export to iMovie.
    I guess I need to leave it?
    Anybody know what it does?
    I'm assuming it needs to run all the time so that when you plug in the camera it knows to open the FlipShare app.?
    all the latest of Leopard except the old Tiger eMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,270 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 6:10 PM (in response to Daniel Ebeck)
    You missed a couple, and if they put it in the /System folder…doh.

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    ~/Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    1.8 SP G5/iMac G4 FP/MBP 2.33/PB G3 Pismo, Mac OS X (10.6), XLR8 G4 Upgrade for Pismo
  • Bobsax Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 9:34 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
    Barney-15E wrote:
    You missed a couple, and if they put it in the /System folder…doh.

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    ~/Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Library/LaunchDaemons

    ?? not quite sure what you're referring to but I assume the original posters solution??

    Message was edited by: Bobsax
    all the latest of Leopard except the old Tiger eMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,270 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 5:18 AM (in response to Bobsax)
    I'm referring to Daniel's list of locations to check. It was incomplete and nobody but Apple should put anything in the System folder.
    1.8 SP G5/iMac G4 FP/MBP 2.33/PB G3 Pismo, Mac OS X (10.6), XLR8 G4 Upgrade for Pismo

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