Why is CCXProcess app on Mac Launchpad?

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I have an application called "CCXProcess" on my MacOS Launchpad. When I click on It nothing happens. It's logo is the red Adobe CC logo, so I'm assuming Adobe created it. It's not doing any harm, I just wondered if anyone else has seen it and has any idea why it appeared?

When I updated to MacOS 10.13.6 on my Launchpad (in addition to "CCXProcess") I also have a folder called" Adobe Application Manager (Other)" containing an application "adobe_licensing_helper".
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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You do not see anything happening because it is already running. It's part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
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Johan,

Do you use a Mac? If this program is running in the background and I am never going to need to manually launch it, it really shouldn't create an icon on my Launchpad. I think this logic would also apply to "adobe_licensing_helper".

Regards,
Nicholas
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Yes, I’m using a Mac. I never use Launchpad however, because I think that is by far the most useless Apple feature I know. And as I’m typing this on my iPad, I can’t check it for you either. I just happen to know that this process is auto launched.
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I've heard some folks not liking Launchpad. I don't have a ton of apps and find it the quickest way to start the one that aren't in the dock.

I wonder if more people have this issue, but because they never use Launchpad do not realize.
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Placing the Applications folder in my dock and setting it to List View suits me a lot better. There are also utilities that can place an hierarchical menu in the menu bar.

I'm not sure that this is an 'issue' at all. As this is a normal application (it resides in the 'Adobe Creative Cloud Experience' folder inside your Utilities folder), why should it not be in Launchpad? 
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There are 2 "applications" loaded by Adobe onto the Launchpad - CCXProcess and adobe_licensing_helper. These should not be on the Launchpad because there is no reason for anyone to manually start them. Best practice would be for Adobe to flag them somehow so they don't appear on the Launchpad (like other software vendors e.g. Microsoft do).
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