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Questions tagged [uninstall]

refers to removing software or parts of software from a computer

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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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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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SecurityAgent blocking start-up [closed]

After removing but apparently not completely, I can’t restart the macbook pro. It gives a warning like securityagent was unable to create requested mechanism teamviewerauthplugin:start. How can I ...
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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 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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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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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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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.
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Uninstalled apps still appear in settings

I have deleted an app with intentions of reinstalling, but when I clicked App Store and searched for the app, instead of showing the option to download it's showing "open" as if I still have the app. ...
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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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How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X NTFS-3G

I have problem with the removing of NTFS-3G. These instructions say: If you have followed those instructions then you've installed three packages. fuse_wait just replaces a single file of ...
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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 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 can I remove this half-downloaded app from my iPhone?

On my iPhone homescreen there's an app which in an half-downloaded(actually, more like barely downloaded) state - (In case you're curious, I was trying to download Rage during it's on-sale-for-free-...
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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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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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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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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 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.