malware? daemons and startup services calling home

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mr bean

24 Apr, 2015 07:19 AM

I have just installed GPGTools, and I am not sure that a tool centered on privacy should act like this.
It fills up my system with a handful a daemons and startup services which are calling home (or who knows where) all the time.
This is a typical spamware behaviour and I was not expecting this from GPGTools.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 24 Apr, 2015 10:28 AM

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    Hi Gardia,

    while I would not describe such behavior as malware specific (OS X itself and many other softwares use LaunchAgents) we do understand your concern.

    This KB-article provides a list of the background tasks used by GPG Suite:

    If you want to disable automatic update checks, please open GPGPreferences > Updates and set the update check to "Never".

    Let me know if that answers your question,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Aug, 2015 01:28 PM.

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