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refers to removing software or parts of software from a computer

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Uninstall Vshieldscanner OSX

When I first got my Mac about 4 years ago, I thought it'd be sensible to install McAfee VShield that was offered by my network provider. Soon learned this was unnecessary and not recommended. I can't ...
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Uninstalling R and R Studio from the mac

How to delete R from the mac. Currently, Tidyverse package no longer works and thus I have to reinstall the R. But, I am not able to fully delete the programme as it keeps creeping back. What to do to ...
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How to Delete a MacOS Notification Center Widget?

How to Delete a MacOS Notification Center Widget? Not how to disable it or simply turn it off, but how to completely remove it, like uninstalling it or simply finding the executable and deleting it?
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How to delete a locked app using superuser privileges?

Recently, I was trying to get software that re-maps my mouse's buttons. I stumbled upon a software named Karabiner-Elements, which has the ability to do many things relation to keybindings. After ...
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How to uninstall mySIMBLHelper service installed by SIMBL for MAC

I wanted to install Atop which required SIMBL to be installed. Nothing at the process stated that SIMBL 0.7.5 wasn't compatible with Mojave 10.14. It started to pop confirmation if I want it to ...
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Do I need to delete an app's related data in ~/Library myself when I delete it?

When I delete an app (move it to Trash) do I also need to delete its related data in ~/Library myself? According to this: Does deleting Mac App Store apps in Launchpad delete related files in the ...
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How to remove cmake

I recently installed cmake with the ./bootstrap executable which is part of the source distribution. Now I don't need it and want to get rid of it. However, instead of downloading cmake as a dmg and ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox / removing Kernel Extension

Reading this thread I made with brew: brew cask uninstall virtualbox Error: Cask 'virtualbox' is not installed. The dmg file of virtual box is not on disk.. Thanks for any good ideas.
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“You don't have permission…” uninstalling xcode on Catalina

I installed xcode long before my Catalina upgrade. I currently don't need the bloat on my mac and was going to try to remove it. However, I'm getting "You don't have permission to perform this task" ...
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Clean Remove Partial Binary of Homebrew in OSX Mojave

I interrupted Homebrew installation from the Terminal by pressing ^ Control C because I realized I have little space left in the hard disk. Now I want to clean the data that was incompletely written ...
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How does AppCleaner know which files to delete and how can I find them using command line instead?

I am trying to figure out how to clean uninstall pkg apps on macOS without relying on third party apps.
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My Mac Pro boots up in Linux. How can I go back to MacOS [duplicate]

I inherited a Mac Pro that boots up in CentOs. I would like to uninstall it and Install MacOs I get to the command prompt and then I don't know what to do. Can someone advise?
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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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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 there any way i ...
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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 a provided uninstall tool does not work?

Is there a way to manually remove an item from the Disabled Software list or mark it as enabled when the version and date disabled are both listed as unknown? The example below describes a situation ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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