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Checkpoint’s Endpoint Security VPN Client starts when I log into my Mac (Mac OS X 10.9.5).

  • How can I make it not start automatically?
  • Then, how can I start it manually when I need it?
  • Good use of a simple and useful self-answering question. – JakeGould Mar 4 '15 at 5:18
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To stop it from starting automatically, edit /Library/LaunchAgents/com.checkpoint.eps.gui.plist and change:

<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>

To:

<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<false/>

Then to start it when you need it, look in the Applications folder, it’s called, “Endpoint Security VPN.”

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    I wonder if we have similar file in WIndows. It seems not having the same file structure as Mac OS o ne though. – Shinigamae Oct 12 '15 at 2:30
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    Very annoying that there is no option within the user interface to toggle auto start... – Alex Mar 14 '16 at 6:40
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    Thanks for this.. the checkpoint VPN client is one the worst thing I've ever seen – Mariano L Mar 17 '16 at 19:46
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    This technique also works for TigerVPN's OSX client. – kabadisha May 31 '16 at 13:57
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    It still works on macOS Sierra – Dirk Dec 20 '16 at 20:51
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In MacOS High Sierra the steps are nearly the same but one more file needs to be changed. Just do the following:

To stop it from starting automatically, edit /Library/LaunchAgents/com.checkpoint.eps.gui.plist and change:

<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>

To:

<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<false/>

Then do the same in one more file, edit /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.checkpoint.epc.service.plist and change:

<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>

To:

<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<false/>

Then to start it when you need it, look in the Applications folder, it’s called, “Endpoint Security VPN.”

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