I had a bit of struggle to disable OpenVPN from launching automatically at boot on macOS. It doesn’t seem to have any option / checkbox in the softwareto disable launch at boot, so here what I did:

1) Unload OpenVPN daemon using launchctl:

sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.openvpn.plist

2) Remove OpenVPN from the Login Items

  • Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups
  • Select your current user and click the Login Items tab
  • From there select OpenVPN Connect and remove it with the - button at the bottom

Then OpenVPN shouldn’t launch automatically at the next startup. Hope that will be helpful.