Have you ever stuck in trouble about removing apps on macOS sierra? What did you have during the removal? How can you finally solve them?
Well, you might have known about the most basic way to uninstall things in macOS and Mac OS X, however, you will need more solution to remove some stubborn application.
We’ll list at least two different ways to uninstall an app on Mac computer, and compare the result after uninstallation, you will see which one is best for you.
To completely uninstall a program on Mac you have to choose one of two options:
- The manual way
- The easy way
The Manual Way: How to Uninstall Programs on Mac Normally
You can easily uninstall the apps you got from Mac App Store through simple clicks:
- OpenLaunchpad > hold down an app’s icon until all the icons begin to jiggle > click the X button to uninstall an app from your Mac.
- Click Finder icon in the Dock > Applications > Find the program you want to uninstall, drag it to the Trash.
Note: Removing app is not like delete a picture in macOS sierra, so more things need to be done. In order to completely remove programs from Mac manually, you have to find all the associated files that come along with the app. That means not just dragging the app icon to the Trash from your Applications folder, but searching the depths of the system files in your Mac.
Find the location of related app in Library folder on Mac to clean up all its leftovers:
- Binary and dock icons are located in ~/Applications
- Application support files are located in ~/Library/Application
- Support Caches can be found in ~/Library/Caches/ and ~/Library/Caches
- Plugins are located in ~/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins
- Library can be found in ~/Library
- App preferences are located in ~/Library/Preferences
- Crashes are found in ~/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter
- App saved states are located in ~/Library/Saved Application State
- Step 1: Launch MacRemover, and easily locate in the target you want to remove, then click Run Analysis button;
- Step 2: Easily click on Complete Uninstall button;
- Step 3: A few seconds later, it will delete all leftover of the target for you, then sends a congratulation message.
- Exclude a File or Folder
- Exclude a Website
- Exclude an Application that Connects to the Internet
- Exclude a Previously Detected Exploit
- Open Malwarebytes and go to Settings.
- Select the Exclusions tab.
- Below, you will see an option ‘Add Exclusions’.
- A new window will pop up, with options to exclude files or folders, websites, application that connects to the Internet, and a previously detected exploit.
- Choose MacRemover you want to exclude, and select next. Select the file or folder you want to exclude, or type in the domain name for the site you want whitelist, and save the changes.
- Click Exclude an Application that Connects to the Internet, then click Next.
- To find and exclude the application, click Browse….
- Choose the application executable you wish to exclude, then click Open.
- Click OK to confirm your changes.
The Easy Way: How to Uninstall Apps on Mac
Well, all you have to do is to download & install MacRemover on Mac OS X, which can uninstall or fix any uninstallation problem for you:
Usually, you need to finish these three steps to remove an app in this tool:
More about this automated tool, visit its official website now.
Compare to the manual way, this tool is much more convenient to use when you have to uninstall, and it saves much time & energy for you when you met trouble. Besides, you don’t need to take care those annoying leftovers remained spread over different giant folders, so this might be a great idea for you to remove anything on macOS computer.
How to Whitelisting MacRemover on Malwarebytes
But, another more steps you need to finish when using MacRemover, due to the false positive report of Malwarebytes, which mistakenly put it on the blacklist. So follow the next step to put it into whitelist of Malwarebytes correctly in accordance of instruction below:
Malwarebytes for Windows can block items, including websites, applications, and files, that are not inherently malicious. The most common non-malicious items are Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and Potentially Unwanted Modifications (PUMs). There are some exceptions where Malwarebytes for Windows may flag an item you trust as malicious. To stop Malwarebytes for Windows from blocking an item you trust, add the item to your exclusions. When an item is excluded, it is omitted from future scans and protection events.
In Malwarebytes for Windows, there are four types of exclusions you can add:
Follow the next steps to Whitelisting MacRemover on Malwarebytes:
Once you have whitelisted a program or a site, it will no longer be detected or blocked. More information to add exclusions to Malwarebytes for Windows, please visit here.