How do I get rid of 'Little Snitch'?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rockinrocker, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2006
    Screen Shot 2012-08-03 at 11.31.00 AM by davidaltemeier, on Flickr

    This has started popping up after booting since I upgraded to ML.
    The odd thing is I had uninstalled Little Snitch (using App Zapper) way before upgrading the OS. I can't find any refrences to it in Startup Items or anywhere else.

    Anybody know how I can get rid of this?

  2. macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    You should have used the Uninstaller that comes with the program. It's probably installed a kernel extension that needs cleaning up. You may find installing it again with a compatible version, rebooting, then running the uninstaller, will sort out the error. Either that or it's time to start hunting through your file system in the Terminal.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    Have you used the uninstaller in Little Snitch's application installer?
  4. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    The developer's web site says: "Little Snitch 3 is fully compatible with OS X Mountain Lion."

    Perhaps if the OP upgrades to v3.x…
  6. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Good catch, I did not notice his version.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
    Actually Little Snitch Version 2.5.3 also works on ML. The OP probably pirated it and runs a much older version.
  8. macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2011
    Cerritos, CA
    Download version 2.5 on site Mount it, run the installer and choose uninstall. Restart. Done.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    Or he deleted it before installing mountain lion, so he does not have the current version.
  10. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2006
    I deleted it because it was annoying, not cause it was pirated. :rolleyes:

    Atanyrate, I'd gotten rid of it some time ago, so totally forgot there was an unistaller. Thanks for the tips.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
    My apologies.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    I don't believe you - you knew what it does when you installed it.
  13. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    I am sure the OP will be devastated that a stranger on the Internet doesn't believe them.

    I installed Little Snitch and it was initially interesting to see how many times my MBA communicated with the Internet. After a week of it, it became annoying. However, I found the Uninstaller.
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No need to cast aspersions, at one point of owning little snitch, I too forgot about the installer and I also started getting annoyed with the notifications of stuff being blocked. Sure, that its job, but with so many apps "phoning home" for what ever reason it got old fast.

    As for uninstalling, its easy to forget that it has its own uninstaller because so many OSX are uninstalled by way of drag and drop
  15. macrumors P6


    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't believe that you don't believe him.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    The 2.5.3 version runs perfectly on ML indeed.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2014
    Suspect. Behaving badly.

    I can't seem to get rid of it. Killing the processes just get restarted, virus-like. You ought to be able to easily get rid of it. User's choice. Otherwise, the program ought to be very clear about what it's doing, especially with easily hidden things like background processes. Obvious espionage target. Ridiculous if it weren't so serious. Re-installing OS now. Probably Ubuntu. Debian, CentOS, have signs of being infiltrated as well. It looks really bad.

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