how to fully delete a program and useless pictures?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 3v0, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. 3v0 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2010
    This is a two parter.
    When I first bought this mac I got free anti virus from my school but I learned I dont need it from this forum. It was Symantec. I deleted it or so I thought. I will still occasionally get this pop up that says something like. "Anti virus scan will begin in 30sec" or something from Symantec. How do I make sure I deleted everything from it so this stops?

    Also, I was in my application file and under "images" I noticed there is a whole bunch of random stuff like cartoon pictures of cows, phones, glasses, ppl, food etc. I think its like pre installed but I think this is new from a software update maybe? Any way, is it okay to delete all those or do I need them for some reason?

    And I also just remembered, can anyone tell me how to view and completely delete my files in the "quarantine" I've google searched this so much but cant find it.
  2. jsf8x macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010
    Software called CleanAPP does the exact same thing 3v0 says for you
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    CleanApp, like all the other app removal programs, leaves files/folders undeleted. The only effective method is manual removal.
  4. 3v0 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2010
    I tried the manual way to delete it but nothing came up under the finder.

    Also, anyone know the answer to the other questions?
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Did you include System files, as instructed?
    As for the popup notification, check here for anything that might be related:
    System Preferences > Accounts > youraccount > Login Items

    For the pictures, what folder are they in?

    Depending on how you removed the anti-virus app, you may have already deleted the quarantine folder.
  6. ms2luv macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA

    I downloaded AppTrap (it's free) when I move Apps to the Trash, it will ask you: Do I want to delete all files associated with this App, answer is yes and you should be good to go. Even some Demo version that just sit somewhere hidden and don't want to uninstall (CleanMyMac) are gone that way !!!;)
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008

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