How to uninstall Little Snitch completely

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    I have recently installed little snitch, later i prefer to uninstall that, because, whenever i open any application, immediately one notification window opens and asking about some TPC connection. please see the photo. kindly me know, how to make to uninstall little snitch
     

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    GGJstudios

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    You might try something like AppCleaner to remove all components of any application.
     
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    I would not use AppCleaner or AppZapper to uninstall Little Snitch, as it comes with its own uninstaller.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    From the OP's original post, it sounds like he already uninstalled it, but had something left behind.
     
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    miles01110

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    I didn't get that impression, but it's a little ambiguous. If the OP already tried to uninstall it using AppCleaner/AppZapper, I'd recommend reinstalling it and then running the uninstaller.
     
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    emiljan

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    I suggest you try to reinstall the app if you already removed and use the uninstaller that came with littlesnitch.

    Also down the road i suggest you invest in CleanApp when you need to uninstall something completely. CleanApp has a logging feature that logs any app you install, so come time you want to remove it, it deletes your app and all of the associated files.
     
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    You're right, it is a bit ambiguous. I also agree that if an app comes with an uninstaller, that's preferred over using AppCleaner/AppZapper in most cases. However, some uninstallers intentionally leave some things behind, such as .plist files, in case you decide to reinstall the app at a later time. If you want to be sure it's all gone, something like AppCleaner can help.
     
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    ...this is the entire point of this thread, I think. "All-in-one" uninstallers often fall short with more complex apps. Always use the application's own uninstaller if it has one.

    True.
     

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