It was not installed with Homebrew, nor does a .wine file exist in my home directory. I don't remember when or how I installed it, but it's running and using up large amounts of CPU on my machine, and I'd like to remove it for good.

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    Are there multiple users on your machine? – dwightk Dec 5 '18 at 12:13

The wine project has an excellent Wiki article specific to macOS. It includes how to remove wine from your macOS system, but basically there are a few ways to uninstall wine


sudo port uninstall --follow-dependencies wine


brew rm wine && brew rm $(join <(brew leaves) <(brew deps wine))


sudo make uninstall
rm -rf /src/wine              #Remove the source
rm -rf $HOME/.wine            #Remove pseudo C: and registry entries
rm -rf $HOME/.local           #Remove desktop menu entries and icons

You can attempt any of these methods without fear that if you didn't install using that method, there won't be adverse affects to your system.

  • Thanks. I found this page on Google too, but no use. I wish I knew how it got on my system in the first place. – Eliezer Steinbock Dec 5 '18 at 16:36
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    What do you get if you issue the command which wine – Allan Dec 5 '18 at 16:48
  • I don't get anything – Eliezer Steinbock Dec 5 '18 at 19:32
  • Then it's not in your path and probably no longer there. – Allan Dec 5 '18 at 19:43
  • I will check the next time I start up my machine. I force quit earlier – Eliezer Steinbock Dec 5 '18 at 20:17

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