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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 uninstall Jetbrains IDE?

When news version of Jetbrains IDE is installed previous version does not remove automatically. And currently there are no option (i.e. checkbox) to uninstall old version while installing. How can ...
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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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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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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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How to uninstall Canon IJ Network Scanner?

I got rid of a Canon all-in-one printer/scanner, but how can I get rid of the Canon IJ Network Scanner (and other Canon softwares that might have been installed) on my Mac? It is not showing in ...
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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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How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac?

I come from a PC background... every time I want to uninstall an application, I must use add/remove programs. On the mac, you can simply run a .app file from wherever you want, and many say that the ...
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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 cleanly remove Homebrew

How can I cleanly remove Homebrew. I might have a faulty older installation, and I'd like to have a fresh start.
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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 can I deinstall Drive Genius?

I had installed a trial version of Drive Genius. Now I want to delete it. I go to Applications list, it is not there. I search its name in SpotLight, it is not there either. But it keeps attaching ...
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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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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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Remove ZoomAudioDevice from Audio Devices

I'm a mac user for years, even a developer, but I cannot remove this audio device from "zoom.us" from my Mac. Any ideas appreciated ...
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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 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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Any idea what happened to /Library/Receipts in Mac OS X Lion?

Does anyone know why all the .bom files in /Library/Receipts moved to /var/db/receipts?
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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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How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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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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How to Uninstall System Apps by AppCleaner?

I know there is the graphical method by which you can individually remove each system app such as Chess, Safari, Mail, Game Center, Photo Booth, FaceTime, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Dictionary, Automator, ...
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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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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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Can't launch or uninstall Disk Drill

I've got these two icons in my menu bar, which appear to be an application called Disk Drill (see red rectangle): Basically, I want to uninstall Disk Drill and have these two icons removed from my ...
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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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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 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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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 remove something I have downloaded via curl

I have followed this article: link and ran the following command: curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -s 5.6 How do I remove this, since I upgraded to Sierra and I already have php 5....
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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 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 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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How to uninstall “Munki Managed Software Center.app”?

How to properly uninstall mymac:~ meself$ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use ...
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How to identify how a package or an executable was previously installed?

Is there a guideline or tool that can help identify how an executable was installed? I have installed Vim 7.3 long ago (seems called MacVim), and I'd like to upgrade it to 8.0+. I've tried to list ...
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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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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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Uninstall all programs installed by Homebrew

I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by Homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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Can I safely uninstall iTunes from my Mac?

The only use I ever had for iTunes was updating and syncing my iDevices, but since the introduction of over-the-air updates and iCloud, I no longer have that need. My question therefore is if I can ...
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If I uninstall Terraria on my son's ipad 2 will he lose all his work and worlds done to date?

If I uninstall Terraria on my son's ipad 2 will he lose all his work and worlds done to date? I haven't done anything yet as I want to know before I uninstall if everything will be lost when I ...
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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.