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My Macbook Pro was running hot, the fans running constantly. This is not usual behavior. When I looked at the running processes, I saw that the Kies Wifi Agent was gobbling up a lot of RAM. I tried killing the process, and the temperature dropped by sixty-eight degrees.

I assume the agent will start up again the next time I reboot. My question: Aside from not being able to use wifi from the Mac to the tablet, what will this do? Can I permanently kill the agent, or is there some way to set it to only run when I need it?

I'm running Mac OSX 10.6.8, and using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus wifi.

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It's quite simple to turn this off...

I'm using OsX 10.7.4 and I did this:

I went to "System Preferences", than in the line "System" I went to "Users and Groups". In the top, there is "Password" and something like "Login Items". I went to this "Login Items" and just clicked one time in "KiesViaWifiAgent" and than in the " - " button under it.

Now, I can reboot the MacBook Pro and it will not startup by itself.

Sorry about my english, but I'm form Brasil and my OsX is all in portuguese. So, I'm translating it by myself.

Hope to be helpfull...

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Thanks, and your English is fine. I've since figured this out on my own, but this answer prompted me to take a look, and there's also a startup item named fuspreddownloader, which also seems to be a Samsung component. Have just unchecked that as well. But this doesn't answer an important aspect of the question: Is there any other effect on the Mac to turning these off? (I did it a few months ago and haven't noticed any problems.) –  neilfein May 31 '12 at 1:12

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