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How to uninstall USB to VGA Adapter's drivers?

About a year ago I bought a USB to VGA Adapter from Insignia (https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-PUV308/6138366). I no longer use this Adapter and would like to remove the drivers because ...
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How do you uninstall Norton on a Mac [duplicate]

Trying to uninstall Norton have no idea how to do that?
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Little Snitch uninstalled properly but Little Snitch Helper still here

Long time ago, I uninstalled Little Snitch with the built-in uninstaller. I also ran CleanMyMac and checked all possible leftovers on Hard Disk: /Library and inside Home Folder: /Library such as : /...
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spotlight finds “anaconda-navigator” but `conda` has been uninstalled

CLARIFICATION. I am not trying to use conda, much less reinstall it. My question is about a behaviour that I don't understand. THE BEHAVIOUR. Some time ago I (must have) uninstalled conda, and ...
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Cant delete persistent damaged application Bluestack

I uninstalled BlueStacks as it was unused application, and it persists as a broken application and I can't delete it. I've tried to sudo rm -rf but it said operation not permitted. Is ...
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Uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) from macOS Catalina when uninstaller is 32-bit

I've upgraded to macOS Catalina and now noticing some long unused apps that I'm purging from my system. Adobe Creative Cloud being one of them (well, many of them). I know there is an Creative Cloud ...
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Can't find where macOS FUSE is on my system to uninstall and update it

I get this error message every time I login (after recently updated to Catalina). The installed version of FUSE is too old for the operating system. Please upgrade your FUSE installation to one ...
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Is there a command to remove previously installed package?

I have installed a .pkg package with the installer command. But there are problem with that installation. Now I want to remove it. Is there a standard way to do it with command line interface? Note: ...
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un-installation policy for macOS apps [duplicate]

Back in the day when I was using Windows, applications added content to the Windows registry. You wouldn't want to uninstall them manually, as you would leave clutter in the registry. Instead, they ...
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Do application leftovers have any impact on performance?

Apparently, uninstalling an app by dragging it to the bin may leave application leftovers in some folders (such as Library/Preferences/, Library/Applications Support/, Library/StartupItems/ etc...). ...
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How do I completely uninstall Virtualbox from macOS?

I want to know how to uninstall virtual box correctly. I tried removing it from /Applications, but lots of things were left behind. I don’t want to use an app cleaner tool and would like a complete ...
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How to property uninstall Python 3.7?

I'm trying to build a package but would like to uninstall Python 3.7 from my machine first. The build appears to think /usr/local/opt/python/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/Python exists on ...
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how to completely uninstall AirBeam TV?

I installed AirBeam TV for streaming to a non-Apple TV device. I have now uninstalled it but somehow the audio driver is still installed when I check the sound setting. It is annoying that very ...
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How can I remove an application which is preventing me from logging in normally on my MacBook?

MacBook Air 2015. Today I installed a third party application. After that my MacBook is stuck loading after entering my password. I remember selecting “allow application on start of MacBook” so that ...
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How to remove “Disabled Software” from MacOS System Report when provided uninstall tool does not work?

I recently tried installing DisplayLinkDriver on Mojave 10.14.5. However, the security prompt to authorize it did not appear in my system preferences. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling ...
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Problems when trying to delete/uninstall Xcode

I'm trying to uninstall Xcode. I dragged the application to the trash and tried to delete but it hung for a while and then said it couldn't be deleted because some of its files were in use. However, ...
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Critical VLC media player security flaw. Remove VLC from my Mac?

My brother rang me at work today to say I needed to remove VLC media player from my Mac because of some critical security flaw in the program that allows others to remotely run code on my computer. ...
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IntelliJ IDEA + JBR11 uninstalled but still appears in Spotlight Search

I have uninstalled the JBR11 version of IntelliJ and installed the standard version, but both versions appear in Spotlight Search. How can I fix this?
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Uninstalling Parallels Desktop 14 - Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too?

When installing Parallels Desktop For Mac version 14.1.3, I was prompted for a password. I assume that means some kernel extensions or drivers were installed into macOS. The official Uninstall ...
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Command “istats” gives “-bash: istats: command not found” after “gem install iStats”

I wanted to use iStats in command line/terminal mode, so I did the following: I installed iStats with the command gem install iStats as per this answer to an AskDifferent question; However, when I ...
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how to delete a locked app

I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac. I recently loaded the Karabiner-elements.app but when I tried to delete it, a message appeared that said it was locked and couldn't be deleted. So I opened ...
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How to remove an application that doesn't show up in Finder, but is listed in System Information?

I want to uninstall the ConnectWiseControl Client, located in the Downloads folder, as shown by System Profiler: This app doesn't show up in Applications, and if I try to delete the app manually, by ...
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How do I uninstall FaceTime for macOS?

I would like to completely uninstall FaceTime for macOS. Dragging and dropping the icon into the Trash gives me this error message: “FaceTime” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required ...
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Unable to completely uninstall Zoom meeting app

I am unable to completely uninstall the Zoom meeting app from my Mac running macOS Mojave. I once installed the Zoom meeting app. Then I deleted it from Applications directory. Now, every-time I open ...
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What should I do about outdated BootCache playlists?

In /private/var/db/BootCaches there are old 'bootcache playlists' (not clear what these exactly are as they also have some sort of user component apparently) for Coriolis Systems (which in the past ...
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How do we delete protected apps in Mojave?

News.app, Stocks.app, GarageBand... when you try to delete them, you are forbidden because they are "protected" apps. I tried disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) and still could not delete ...
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How do I uninstall Trend Micro Security Agent?

I have been trying to uninstall the Trend Micro anti-virus software on my Mac (10.13.6) and have been encountering a lot of difficulty. Trend Micro's website refers to a couple of uninstaller options, ...
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Hide an application from third party uninstallers

Is there a way to hide an application from third party Uninstallers like MacKeeper? I am using an application that blocks websites and everything else I want. When its blockers are running, I set it ...
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Why Microsoft recommends restart after Office removal?

On Microsoft Office Support website: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/uninstall-office-for-mac-eefa1199-5b58-43af-8a3d-b73dc1a8cae3 the last step of uninstallation of Office recommends ...
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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How do I uninstall wine when I don't know how it was installed?

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 ...
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deleting java from system library on mac

I can't delete java from my mac. I tried deleting it from system/Library, but it says the os mac system needs it. I want to install an older version because a specific website needs it, but it keeps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...