Could you tell me how to remove Airdrop function to do tightening of OSX?

Looks somebody accessing my Mac via AirDrop. I would like to remove the function. Please tell me how to remove the function except for not to turn off.

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    What have you already tried so far to remove Airdrop functionality?
    – nohillside
    Jun 20 '14 at 6:52
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    AirDrop is 40kb file + all associated 100 kb, so total 150 kb ! a drop in a bucket for your disk.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 20 '14 at 7:58
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    I've not tried to remove it. what I used this "defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop ‑bool YES" Jun 20 '14 at 10:39
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    @user3171796 that would disable it not remove it.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 20 '14 at 14:44

I did some looking around and came up with that the removing the AirDrop will give you only 150kb of space.

So I am not sure it is wort messing around with it, since I do not know what dependencies are there, and the disk space gain is not worth mentioning it.

You can look it up in your


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    Thank you for your respond. What I would like to know is removing AirDrop function to keep more securely Jun 23 '14 at 6:42
  • AFAIK once disabled on your computer it can be only turned on, on your computer, so it is safe from outsiders using it.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 23 '14 at 7:50

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