CCXPocess On Startup

A background process that auto-starts on startup is the Creative Cloud Experience Process (CCXProcess). To provide a range of features, including filters, templates, and even guidance, it is operated by Adobe Creative Cloud Applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, Lightroom, Acrobat Pro, Animate.)

It is a misconception on the part of Adobe Users, who often believe that CCXProcess or CCXProcess.exe is a system file or bug. Bracing Adobe apps and features substantially it’s a peripheral background exercise. Conventionally, it’s neither intrusive nor laborious on your system.

It is completely all right and uncomplicated to disable CCXProcess if it wastes a lot of resources on your PC. The quickest and most secure method to flick off in Windows is wielding the task manager. Few more steps are required to be followed for Mac, but on a preliminary basis, you can go through the below-provided information.

Significance of a CCXProcess on Startup

On removing CCXProcess, ample users have conveyed the troubles faced by them about damaging their system, but a significant thing to pay attention to here is that CCXProcess is not a system process, and CCXProcess.exe is not a system file. For tasks like Web designing, photo editing, video editing etc., it is usually used as a backdrop operation used by Adobe Applications to provide support. So, it proves CCXProcess is a subsidiary application and not necessary for startups.

Can I Disable CCXProcess on Startup?

Disabling CCXProcess at startup certainly would bring up any ill effect on your device as it’s only a peripheral background associated with Adobe CC. In case of immediate need CCXProcess services at a later time, it will be set into motion impetuously when you come across any Adobe Creative Cloud application. In that case, you can relax about having access to extra features in Adobe apps.

Ways to Disable CCXProcess on Startup in Windows?

Disabling CCXProcess on startup through the task manager is the easiest way to get your work done. It can be directly disabled from the Adobe Creative Cloud interface. Windows Registry method can be used as a last resort if the above-mentioned methods don’t give you the desired result. Those who have no work to be done using Adobe CC can also uninstall the application for a convenient permanent fix.

Turn Off Auto-start From Task Manager

You need to launch Task Manager by pressing  CTRL + Shift + Esc 

Commute to the Startup tab.

Select the option CCXProcess and press Disable.

Refresh and Restart your PC to check if CCXProcess launches at startup after following the previous steps.

Disable From Adobe Creative Cloud

Open the Adobe Creative Cloud app

Accept the license agreement by Sign in to the app

Go to the Settings button

Click to Preferences and select the General Tab

Next, click on the Settings

Launch at Login option to be Uncheck

To check if the program is disabled or not at startup, it is advisable to restart the PC

Disable From Windows Registry

To open Run, press Windows + R 

Press Enter after typing regedit 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE to be navigated in the registry editor section

Select New > Key after clicking Right-click on the Adobe folder

The Key has to be Renamed as CCXNew.

After selecting CCXNew, ten empty spaces on the right side of the window should be right-clicked

New > DWORD (32-bit) Value has to be selected next

DWORD value has to be renamed as Disabled

To launch the Edit window Double-click on Disabled

In the Value data field, its value should be set to 0

To save the changes, press OK and exit

Finally, Uninstall Adobe CC

To permanently get rid of CCXProcess, uninstalling the program if one doesn’t use or need Adobe CC can be achieved by following the below-given steps in PC :-

To launch Run, press Windows + R 

Press Enter to open the Control Panel after typing control

Go to Programs and Features and click on Adobe CC and finally press Uninstall/Change.

For Mac user-How to disable CCXProcess on startup

The first thing to check on Mac is if the process is in progress or not, and if so, put it to an end using the activity monitor. By launching at startup through System Preferences, you can disable CCXProcess. Steps for doing so are given below :–

The finder should be opened

Under the Applications section, go to Launch the Activity Monitor 

From the search bar search CCXProcess

app has to be double-clicked, go to Quit, and then press Quit again.

Now press the System Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon from the menu bar.

Go to Users and Groups under Login Items

Select CCXProcess from the Login Items list

Press the minus button at the bottom after clicking Unlock the padlock

The login window can be closed after that.


Is CCXProcess a Virus or Malware? How Do I get rid of it?

No, the actual CCXProcess.exe file is not a computer bug. However, one has to be cautious enough not to detect malicious programs like Trojans or crypto-miners that can hide behind a counterfeit file by using the name CCXProcess.exe. Duplicating the identity of a legitimate file/process is the usual custom of a virus. If you find CCXProcess is running on your device even though you don’t have Adobe Creative Cloud, there is a high possibility of it being a virus. You should remain suspicious if you find CCXProcess employing a huge part of memory, occupying considerable space, or making your PC slower. Using Windows Defender or antivirus to scan the file is expected in such scenarios.

How to Check CPU / GPU / Disk / Network Usage of CCXProcess?

Open Task Manager by press CTRL + Shift + Esc. The CPU, GPU, Disk, and Network usage of CCXProcess can be invigilated by checking the respective components in Task Manager.

Where Can I Find the CCXProcess.exe File?

The executable file CCXProcess.exe in Windows is generally stored in the following location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud Experience\

In Mac, it can be found at:

/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud Experience/CCXProcess


In short, you should be aware by now that to improve the performance of Adobe CC products and make them work flawlessly, CCXProcess is used in the background. You can put it out of action or detach it accordingly with no worry, as it is NOT a system file.

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