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Questions tagged [uninstall]

refers to removing software or parts of software from a computer

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uninstall homebrew without uninstalling packages

I want to show someone how to install homebrew. I want to uninstall homebrew (so that I no longer have a brew command) and then paste the install command into my terminal, and it goes through a ...
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How do I permanantly unistall nmap?

Installed nmap from https://nmap.org/download.html to check it out, got bored, moved the app name: zenmap to trash and emptied it. However, if I run the nmap command in terminal, it still works...
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How to uninstall "Microsoft AU Daemon” from my macOS machine?

How do I completely remove "Microsoft AU Daemon” from my macOS machine? I don't want to disable it. I want to remove it completely from my computer.
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Uninstall TRITON AP ENDPOINT (Forcepoint Endpoint) without bypass code?

As the question title, how I can remove this application WITHOUT the setup password (not administrator password). I tried with multiple case which I will attached link below, but not affected: https:/...
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How to delete Matlab drive connector

I installed an app, called Matlab drive connector, however, I cannot uninstall it. I tried to uninstall in the Applications, however, I even did not find this app. I also read this tutorial: https:...
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How to change to the default $PATH in mac OS, and uninstall anything that changed my path?

I have been tinkering with things like git, mono, x11, python, and homebrew on mac. I am a noob and have no idea what I actually installed on my mac and how it changed my system. This concerns me from ...
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Could not uninstall Confer application on my mac

Today, somehow the application "Confer" got installed in my mac. I am not able to delete that application as moving it to trash says "The item “Confer” can’t be moved to the Trash because it’s open." ...
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Cannot enter “app wiggle”/delete mode on iPad Air, iOS 11

I recently charged and turned on my iPad Air (Wi-Fi, US, 1st Gen) that I hadn't used for a while. It was on iOS 11.2.6 and after using it for some minutes, downloading and managing some apps, I ...
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Python quit unexpectedly when running Python programs from terminal

I am using Terminal to run code on my macOS High Sierra. I use Python all the time on my laptop (all day every day) and this is the first time I have seen this and it's come somewhat suddenly. I haven'...
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How do I completely remove Symantec Endpoint Protection?

I've tried to uninstall through the app but it asks for a password from the "Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager administrator". I'm an admin for this account on the Mac so I should be able to remove ...
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How to delete Garageband completely?

I searched and followed various answers here, especially How to completely remove Garage Band from macOS? but couldn't find a proper way to delete Garageband files as it still shows 1.01 GB of data in ...
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Completely remove Google Backup and Sync from my Mac

I'm running macOS High Sierra and sometime ago I uninstalled Google Drive from my machine. OR so I thought. Today I see the Backup and Sync app in my Applications folder and when I try and delete it I ...
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I installed rEFIND Boot Manager, got mysterious Legacy OS thing that doesn't work [closed]

Is there a detailed way to fix and prevent this? and how do you completely install the 0.11.2 version of rEFInd? for further detail, it was installed on USB flash drive a few months back. and even now ...
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pkgutil --forget: Error “No such file or directory”

I'm getting a path-location error. $ pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.CLTools_Executables Unknown error Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "“com.apple.pkg.CLTools_Executables.bom” couldn’t be ...
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How to uninstall GlobalProtect VPN client?

GlobalProtect VPN client refuses to uninstall the regular drag-app-to-trash way. Their recommended method is to download the original .pkg installer and use its uninstall feature. This isn't always ...
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If I uninstall mysql with brew, does it drop the databases too?

I want to cleanup my system and uninstall mysql. If I do so with: brew uninstall mysql will the databases also been deleted? I don't want to leave them on the harddisk.
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Uninstalled Application Running in Background on Mac

I own a MacBook Pro Mid - 2012, macOS High Sierra v10.13.3. I had an app, which did not close even after force quitting. I tried uninstalling the application manually, but I was unable to, as my Mac ...
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How to undo a software installation process in Mac Mini with OSX 10.11

I followed the instructions on this site and installed qbittorent. I run the command: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" < /dev/null 2> /...
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How to remove an application update file?

I was updating Xcode and macOS High Sierra at the same time. The OS restarted and then Xcode was in update "paused" state. I tried but couldn't restart/resume it so I deleted the app hoping it would ...
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Offer user a user friendly “uninstall” functionality to uninstall a daemon

I wrote a daemon for MacOSX, distributed through our website (not the App Store) as a .pkg. The daemon launches at root level and has neither UI (save for a couple of html pages) nor a /Application ...
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How to remove app from iOS by name

I know that I can remove app by long tapping on any icon on desktop and then tap the cross sign. But what if I have many apps and don’t want to waste my time to scroll among desktops to find specific ...
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Uninstalling GnuPG on Mac OS X

I recently tried installing GnuPG on MacOS High Sierra v10.13.3 After getting frustrated, I attempted to uninstall GnuPG by moving all folders I had downloaded associated with it to the Trash. ...
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Programm installed without admin needs admin to uninstall

I installed the Dogecoin Wallet Core, for which I did not require any admin privileges to install, but now I am trying to get rid of it and it is asking for admin (literally just an app on the desktop)...
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How do I completely uninstall Setapp and it's helpers manually?

The Setapp.app helper missed my first attempt to Trash the app (maybe an earlier version?). So I need to clean out it's various helpers and plugins manually. Here's what I've found so far: /...
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New Macbook Pro - remove “high sierra”, install “sierra”

How do I get past the "do not enter" traffic sign that stops me from installing "Sierra" instead of "High Sierra"? I booted into rescue mode and deleted the original "High Sierra" installation, but ...
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How Would I Manually Uninstall Search Encrypt On My MacBook?

How would I uninstall Search Encrypt manually? I have a MacBook Pro and my toddler installed this bloody thing and it creates pop-ups and annoys me to no end. I have previously tried to find a way by ...
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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

I found that Xcode on my laptop consumes much of its storage, so I am trying to delete unnecessary files in Xcode. There are four directories under Application/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/....
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Uninstall confer app

I'm new to mac os and Apple products in general, this is my first experience with it. While using my macbook pro for the first time, I saw that I have a "Confer" app which I didn't install, I tried to ...
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Delete / Uninstall iTunes on macOS High Sierra (v10.13)

How can I remove iTunes from my Mac? I've tried to delete it via Terminal and using the app AppCleaner. No luck. cd /Applications/ sudo rm -rf iTunes.app/ Results in: Operation not permitted I ...
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Traces of Visual Studio for mac throughout macOS!

I recently installed Visual Studio For Mac. I didn't liked the IDE and UI so I removed it, according to steps suggested by various stack exchange community posts. Today when I used Omni Disk Sweeper ...
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How to uninstall hide.me VPN?

I'd like to uninstall Hide.me VPN (e.g. following the instructions on https://www.uninstallmacapp.com/hideme-1-12-removal.html), but I can't seem to get rid of it. Firstly, I open the 'task manager', ...
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How to uninstall Preference Panes?

I am running OS X Sierra on a MacBook Air. I don't remember exactly how, but quite some time ago I installed CUDA on my Mac (I was a newb then, I didn't know I wouldn't be able to run it without an ...
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Error “Metric (TFM) file not found” with MacTex 2016

I want to use TexMaker as LaTeX editor on a Macbook with OS X 10.9.5. I installed TexMaker 4.5 and MacTex 2016. A first attempt to compile a given document (that was written with TexMaker on a Linux ...
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How to Purge iTerm2

My iTerm2 had developed some bug where it no longer saved new profiles. After restarting the app, the new profile would be gone. Therefore I tried reinstalling the app. I deleted it from the ...
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Remove and Reinstall Python on Mac — Can I trust these old references?

I'm new to the mac, and apparently I've made some sort of error. I've been learning python, via tutorials, and between Homebrew, Pip and XCode somehow my versions are all mixed. Pip3 points to ...
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How do I uninstall Tuxera NTFS?

I wanted to remove the NTFS support I installed using Tuxera NTFS. When I checked out my preference pane, the option seems to have been greyed out. How do I uninstall it now? I tried disabling it but ...
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How can I remove a pre-installed application on macOS Sierra

I need to remove one of the pre-installed applications (Safari in my case) from a macOS Sierra system. Yet simply deleting the app, installing 3rd party "cleaning" software or any attempts to delete ...
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Install Adobe Reader DC without uninstalling Adobe Reader?

How can I install the Adobe Reader DC without uninstalling the old Adobe Reader (11)? I want to manage the installation of Adobe Reader DC on my clients without deleting their old Adobe Reader. Is ...
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How to Uninstall Lightspeed From Mac

Just checked my Activity Monitor on my Mac, and I saw something like the image below running. How can I uninstall/remove that: Updated As far as I remember, I downloaded a software named Lightspeed ...
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Remove ZoomAudioDevice from Audio Devices

I'm a mac user for years, even a developer, but I cannot remove this POS from "zoom.us" from my Mac. Any ideas appreciated ...
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Uninstalling Teamviewer Fully

I have been trying to remove teamviewer fully becuase of some leftover services trying to run the app (which've already been deleted a long time ago). I do run a find command to see what is left from ...
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There is a broken Sophos entry in Keychain Access after uninstalling the program - how do I remove it?

I've followed the official instructions and also tried running the official removal tool (which btw hangs) for Sophos anti-virus for Mac but I still see a "Sophos" entry in Keychain Access. I have ...
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What does “Reinstall macOS” do, exactly?

I was recently having some problems with iTunes, and decided to reinstall macOS Sierra. I held Command+R on startup and clicked on "Reinstall macOS" without erasing the hard drive in Disk Utility. ...
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How do I uninstall Setapp when iStat is running?

I'm trying to uninstall the Setapp. I was going to think about renewing my subscription later but it forced my hand because iStat constantly pops up a windows that says: Your Setapp subscription is ...
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Uninstalling Nokia Flasher Harmattan

My MacBook Pro runs El Capitan. By mistake, I installed Nokia's flasher 3.12.1 (which they say is for Harmattan - to be honest, I do not really know what this means, but I content myself to know this ...
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My Mac has Python3 and 2.7 installed. How do I uninstall Python3 but keep 2.7?

I installed python3 a few days ago, but I need to use version 2.7 for school. When I run in terminal, it shows like below: RandeMacBook-Pro:~ ranshu$ which python /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/...
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How do I uninstall an app from my Mac?

I know I'm a bit silly here, and I've just recently switched from Windows to Mac. All I would do on a PC is press Win+X and then the F key to get to "Programs and Features" window, and search for the ...
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Reinstallation of Barclays Mobile Banking keeps previous installation's data, even after I completely remove app from iPhone

I am trying to uninstall an application (Barclays application) I have installed using Apple Store and reinstall it again. The problem is that even if I uninstall (by tapping on it and click 'X')it ...
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Is it possible and safe to uninstall pre-installed apps and to reinstall them when needed?

Is it okay to uninstall apps that came with my Mac like iMovie and GarageBand? I don't think I'll be using GarageBand so I'm planning to uninstall it. Additionally, if there would be a time I may ...
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Can I delete the Watch app without unpairing Apple Watch?

I have an Apple Watch paired to my iPhone. I don't use the apple-watch.app often, so I'd like to remove the app from my Home screen. Are there any consequences if I remove the apple-watch.app from ...