Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too?
Yes, apparently Parallels does use kernel extensions.
If in the Finder we select Parallels Desktop.app and context-click to choose
Show package contents, we can navigate to nested folder
10.9 to find some
.kext files such as
Are such kernel extensions copied somewhere else upon installation? Yes. Doing a
sudo find / -name prl_hypervisor.kext in the Terminal.app shows two hits, one inside the app and one copied elsewhere into a
- /Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.9/prl_hypervisor.kext
- /Library/StagedExtensions/Applications/Parallels Desktop.app/Contents/Library/Extensions/10.9/prl_hypervisor.kext
I have not yet tried deleting the app via the Trash yet. So I do not know if doing so removes the copy as well as the original.