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Stop Xerox Product Registration from Launching Automatically

To use the fancy Xerox AltaLink C8055 Multifunction/All-in-one printer at my office, I installed the drivers from Xerox’s support site and was on my way!

A few days later, I got an obnoxious “Xerox Product Registration” popup entitled “Xerox PowerENGAGE Registration” prompting to register the product, which doesn’t even belong to me.

Screenshot of Xerox PowerENGAGE Registration: Xerox Product Registration

There weren’t any preferences and I didn’t see this application anywhere in System Preferences, so I started to dig deeper into how I could remove this parasite from my machine.

I came across an article, How to Catch and Remove Hidden LaunchDaemons and LaunchAgents on Mac, which walked me through how to search for where this application was coming from. Sure enough, in,~/Library/LaunchAgents I discovered two files:

  • com.aviatainc.powerengage.helper.XRTK.plist
  • com.aviatainc.powerengage.XRTK.plist

After deleting these two files and the installed Xerox Applications list below, I haven’t seen the popup again! 🎉

  • ~/Applications/Xerox PowerENGAGE
  • ~/Applications/XeroxPEInstallationCompanion
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