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Can't get rid of Drive Genius Drive Pulse background process
Posted by: celliott
Date: June 26, 2021 12:49PM
I had at one time installed Drive Genius that I bought from our hosts with an order I placed. I updated to an M1 mini running Big Sur and migrated my stuff over from my old Intel Mac. Part of the migration was Drive Genius which I discovered was not compatible with Big Sur/M1 Mac. I did a manual uninstall of all components I could find following directions from several websites.

I continue to get an occasional error message saying that there were internal errors found and corrected by Drive Pulse. Drive Pulse is apparently a hidden background process that I can't find. If I open Activity Monitor, it is there running. I quit the process but it immediately restart.

Anyone have any input on how to get rid of this annoying process? I have searched all of the likely suspected places that I can think of but can't find any trace of Drive Pulse except for the running process in Activity Monitor. It continues to be there on restart after stopping the process in Activity Monitor.
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Re: Can't get rid of Drive Genius Drive Pulse background process
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: June 26, 2021 01:58PM
Uninstall Drive Genius?
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Re: Can't get rid of Drive Genius Drive Pulse background process
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 26, 2021 02:01PM
Check here and delete if found:

/Library/Application\ Support/DriveGenius/com.prosofteng.DGMonitor.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prosofteng.DriveGenius.locum.plist
/Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.prosofteng.DriveGenius.locum
/Users/username/Library/LaunchAgents/com.prosofteng.DGMonitor.plist
/Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.prosofteng.DGAgent.plist
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Re: Can't get rid of Drive Genius Drive Pulse background process
Posted by: celliott
Date: June 26, 2021 03:34PM
Thanks, btfc,

/Users/username/Library/LaunchAgents/com.prosofteng.DGMonitor.plist

Appears to have been the culprit. Found and eliminated it and it is gone from activity monitor. I do appreciate the assistance!
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Re: Can't get rid of Drive Genius Drive Pulse background process
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 26, 2021 03:43PM
Glad it worked!
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