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Old Apr 23, 2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Uninstall Silverlight

How do I completely uninstall Silverlight? I've used command-F in finder to find everything Silverlight and then delete it. Even then, my browsers still try to use silverlight for video on sites like mlb.com
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 09:45 PM   #2
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Maybe try AppZapper? I think there's a free trial, at least.
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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look in your ~ library/internet plug-ins folder, or your Library/internet plug-ins folder. Is there anything there?
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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look in your ~ library/internet plug-ins folder, or your Library/internet plug-ins folder. Is there anything there?
I checked and it is in the Mac HD > Library > Internet Plug-Ins. And JohnNotBeatle also correct AppZapper will delete it for you. Just open it, click on the lightning bolt in the corner and click on plugins and it should be there.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 12:30 AM   #5
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Files should be located:

Root Library:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin
/Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg

User Library:
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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Files should be located:

Root Library:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin
/Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg

User Library:
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight
Yeah I already deleted all of that stuff, and browsers still try to use silverlight.

The Silverlight plugin doesn't even appear as an option under plugins for AppZapper.

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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:22 PM   #7
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Used Appzapper to delete Silverlight AND Flash. Reinstalled flash from the adobe website.

Safari still tried to use Silverlight.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:39 PM   #8
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Wow, no idea how to help you, but I feel bad for you. That MS Garbage-ware reminds me of some of those viruses I'd see on PC's I'd work on that was virtually impossible to get rid of.

No way in hell am I ever going to put Silverlight on my Macs.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:43 PM   #9
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Here's the official uninstallation page from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight...nstallMac.aspx
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 03:49 AM   #10
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Here's the official uninstallation page from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight...nstallMac.aspx
I had high hopes this site was going to save me. It didn't.

Camino doesn't use Silverlight anymore, but Safari still does. I guess this is better than nothing.
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 04:27 AM   #11
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Just a thought... Have you tried entering Silverlight in Spotlight? This usually reveals any odds and ends lurking on your HD!
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Old Apr 26, 2008, 01:32 PM   #12
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Just a thought... Have you tried entering Silverlight in Spotlight? This usually reveals any odds and ends lurking on your HD!
Yes. Deleting all the search results was my first step.
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Old May 22, 2008, 11:17 PM   #13
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Yes. Deleting all the search results was my first step.
Make sure all your browsers are closed then delete the list of files on the uninstallation page at Microsoft.

For me it was persisting until I shut down and restarted Firefox and Safari, even after deleting all of the files. It's gone now though.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 07:26 PM   #14
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do shell script:

rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin
rm -rf /Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg
rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Microsoft/Silverlight

then open activity monitor and then quit silverlight plug-in
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:36 AM   #15
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Files should be located:

Root Library:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin
/Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg

User Library:
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight
SHOULD BE, but isn't! Durn Microsoft!!
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:39 AM   #16
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Just a thought... Have you tried entering Silverlight in Spotlight? This usually reveals any odds and ends lurking on your HD!
Weird. This is what I WAS using. And it didn't show anything at all in the Receipts folder. But when I tried Command F just now, I found the Silverlight_EULA.pkg ... So Spotlight and Command F are miles apart???
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Weird. This is what I WAS using. And it didn't show anything at all in the Receipts folder. But when I tried Command F just now, I found the Silverlight_EULA.pkg ... So Spotlight and Command F are miles apart???
No, Spotlight does not search system directories by default. You need to tell it too by selection Show All and then adding the option in the advanced search area.
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 02:03 AM   #18
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uninstall silverlight

actually if you hit COMMAND-DELETE after silverlight is in the trash, you can securely delete the program. make sure all browsers are closed before you do it. and i also had used spotlight to locate the files
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 07:35 PM   #19
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What exactly happens when you go to these web sites, after you have removed Sliverlight?

Can you get a screen shot?

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Reviving old threads isn't always a good idea. Especially when you're doing it just to up your post count.
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 03:52 AM   #21
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 07:53 PM   #22
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Files should be located:

Root Library:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin
/Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg

User Library:
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight
Hi, I can't thank you enough for helping me. Netflix would not/ could not help me. They just sent me to a very ugly place, Microsoft. So your help worked magic. It was all in the /Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg.
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Hi, I can't thank you enough for helping me. Netflix would not/ could not help me. They just sent me to a very ugly place, Microsoft. So your help worked magic. It was all in the /Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg.
Did you ever get Netflix to work?
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 09:51 AM   #24
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Did you ever get Netflix to work?
The newest version of Silverlight has some problems and won't work with Netflix. Uninstalling as mentioned above will remove Silverlight from your system. To reinstall a working version of Silverlight, try to watch a movie on Netflix and install the version it prompts you to download. After installation, go to the Silverlight preferences and check the do not auto update tick box so it doesn't update itself to the nonfunctioning version.

Bit of a pain Microsoft doesn't fix this sooner. I had this very problem last night.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 12:00 PM   #25
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Hi, I can't thank you enough for helping me. Netflix would not/ could not help me. They just sent me to a very ugly place, Microsoft. So your help worked magic. It was all in the /Library/Receipts/Silverlight*.pkg.
Unfourtunatly this didnt work for me. Silverlight appers to be running, for example, in MS site: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverli...l/Default.aspx
But when opening a netflix movie, it crash.

What I did on my Macbook Air 2011 Core i7:
1) Installed SL 4
2) Installed SL 5 RC 64bits
3) Netflix didn't worked, it said it had network problem "N8156-6205"
4) Uninstalled as mentioned here
5) Installed SL 4 again
6) SL crash on Netflix
7) Clear browser cache
8) Netflix opens a movie: the blue circles now show for a couple of seconds, then SL crash.

I cannot watch Netflix anymore! This happens in both Firefox and Safari.

Any ideas??

Thanks,
Jose
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