I have installed Pulse Secure VPN utility version and it automatically opens at startup. Unfortunately, the app doesn't behave like any other, i.e., I cannot disable it through:
System Preferences → Users & Groups → Login Items
I've done some research on the Internet and I found that the file that is responsible for the startup opening is:
If I delete the file, Pulse Secure doesn't open at startup, but whenever I open it, it won't work as expected (won't connect to any VPN).
Does anyone know how to prevent it from opening at startup AND make it work at the same time?
I attach the content of the file if it's of some aid:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>net.pulsesecure.pulsetray</string> <key>LimitLoadToSessionType</key> <array> <string>Aqua</string> </array> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/Applications/Pulse Secure.app/Contents/Plugins/JamUI/PulseTray.app/Contents/MacOS/PulseTray</string> </array> <key>KeepAlive</key> <true/> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> </dict> </plist>
remove the /Library/LaunchAgents/net.pulsesecure.pulsetray.plist so that it does not autoboot at every startup
Every time you need the Pulse Secure VPN utility
Show package content in the application bundle: Pulse Secure
Go to /Applications/Pulse Secure.app/Contents/Plugins/JamUI
Double click on PulseTray UC Browser
Or from terminal:
open /Applications/Pulse\ Secure.app/Contents/Plugins/JamUI/PulseTray.app
When done, close the PulseTray again.SHAREit
Has your admin setup location awareness and it is trying to auto-connect?
This is a configurable option. If you have it configured and don't want it to work like that, you may need to talk to IT. They may have a reason for wanting it to behave like this, or it is just mis-configured.