Solved Delete app on macOS Catalina

February 19, 2020 at 19:01:29
Specs: macOS 10.15
It it not a normal app as far as I have seen. It is not shown up in Application folder and launchbar. How can I locate the app and remove it from my Mac?

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February 29, 2020 at 05:42:49
Sorry I lost track of this post...

Terminal command is the simplest way if the default "move to trash" option doesn't work,

sudo rm -rf

is the command.

You type that sequence, add a space after the -rf and then drag/drop the folder/file into Terminal window and hit return/enter.

You will very likely be prompted for your password, which you enter and then press return/enter...

Be careful to note the spaces between each section

Check this post and read the entry by

theBB - and the next two below that one.

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...

Specifically this link which it contains:

http://hints.macworld.com

The above link explains it all in more detail.

I have occasionally found that one has to delete the entries in the Library folder individually - dragging each item to the terminal window in turn to delete them.

This is another "how to" - and may actually be simpler to follow; covers creating "and" deleting files/folders too via Terminal.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/a...



#1
February 20, 2020 at 01:54:12
What is the app, and if it doesn't show up how do you know it's there?

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#2
February 20, 2020 at 04:43:09
When, where, how does it show up?

Possibly you have acquired a pest item - they arrive in all sorts of shapes and form - even on a Mac.

You night run CCleaner for Mac (free version) and also Malwarebytes for Mac - again the free version.

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-mac

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

Also run Bitdefender for Mac (free version) as it may also help discover and eradicate the possible pest(s).

https://www.bitdefender.com/solutio...


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#3
February 20, 2020 at 06:24:29
What app are you talking about? You installed it from .pkg installer? If so, the application developer must provide an uninstaller.

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#4
February 20, 2020 at 08:56:38
Some Mac apps don't arrive with an uninstaller; and either one simply deletes the app from applications folder, or uses terminal to the same end... The latter approach is a wee bit more involved (but easy to follow once you have dun it a couple of times...).

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February 23, 2020 at 21:47:38
you mean using rm command to delete files and folders?

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#6
February 29, 2020 at 01:22:48
Update: Finally, tested 4 app uninstaller suggested in this post (https://www.tunesbro.com/best-app-uninstaller-mac.html) and managed to delete the app with CleanGeeker.

P.S will try to install apps from Mac App store in future. Really dangerous to install apps from unknown sources.

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February 29, 2020 at 05:42:49
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Sorry I lost track of this post...

Terminal command is the simplest way if the default "move to trash" option doesn't work,

sudo rm -rf

is the command.

You type that sequence, add a space after the -rf and then drag/drop the folder/file into Terminal window and hit return/enter.

You will very likely be prompted for your password, which you enter and then press return/enter...

Be careful to note the spaces between each section

Check this post and read the entry by

theBB - and the next two below that one.

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...

Specifically this link which it contains:

http://hints.macworld.com

The above link explains it all in more detail.

I have occasionally found that one has to delete the entries in the Library folder individually - dragging each item to the terminal window in turn to delete them.

This is another "how to" - and may actually be simpler to follow; covers creating "and" deleting files/folders too via Terminal.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/a...


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