January 28, 2015

Remove 3rd Party Apps in OSX

Removing apps installed on OSX via App Store is very easy. You just have to go to LaunchPad tap and hold on the icon of the app you want to uninstall until a small cross appears on the top right corner. Click on this cross and you can uninstall the app.

However, for 3rd party apps where you either downloaded a .dmg and installed or however, it is not that straightforward. So in order to do that you can do the following. 

Example : 

Maheekas-MacBook-Pro:~ maheeka$ mdfind -name mackeeper
/Applications/MacKeeper.app
/Users/maheeka/Library/LaunchAgents/com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist
/Users/maheeka/Library/Application Support/MacKeeper Helper

This lists down all folders and files in the system with name as "mackeeper". Delete each of these folders and files. 

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