Motorola Device Manager Uninstall?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Coola, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, recently switched to Mac a few months back and I'm running into an issue I'm not sure how to handle. I installed Motocast (formerly known as Motorola Device Manager) and when I tried to uninstall it apparently survived.

    Now every time I boot my Mac I am welcomed with this message:

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    I've gone into Library/Application Support and removed all folders that have anything to do with Motorola and yet this zombie message continues to harass me.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Exactly what did you do to uninstall it?

    I googled the search terms uninstall motocast mac and easily found the specific instructions for uninstalling it. Did you follow those?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response. I followed the instructions to the letter in uninstalling the application.

    From the Motocast Website

    However, upon restarting my Mac I continue to receive prompts to update the application. Thoughts?
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    I dunno, maybe accept the offered update, then uninstall it again?

    What OS version are you using? Choose "About This Mac" from the :apple: menu, and post exactly what it tells you is the version.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    There should be one more item that you need to uninstall:

    Uninstall Motorola Device Manager.app

    Do you see that one?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks but no thanks

    Really? That's it?

    Thanks but no thanks.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    The update you received.

    Did you find a resolution for this? I am having the same problem.


     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    Follow this guide to fully uninstall an application and delete all its associated files.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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  10. macrumors newbie

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    Suggested (Motorola) fix doesn't work for me

    This referenced solution doesn't work for many folks (including myself). I even did a 'moto' search in the Library, and removed all references to Motorola ... but the 'A new version of Motorola' update screen still comes up, just like the Terminator. I don't know if this is slowing my computer down (don't think so), but its just irritating to have to click on Remind Me Later each time (and clicking Skip This Version doesn't stop if offering the same version next time I restart the Mac).
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    This worked with a twist

    This worked... though with a twist. The offending files was "MotoHelper.app" which showed up in the Activity Monitor. Simply killing the app was ineffective because it came back in just a couple of seconds. So instead I did the search for 'moto' (where moto is found in the file name), including the System file type as indicated in this link. I first removed all of the other moto files, and emptied the trash. Then I sent the MotoHelper.app file to trash and tried to empty it... getting a window saying that this couldn't be done because the program was active. THEN in the Activity Monitor I Quit the MotoHelper.app... It didn't come back, evidently because it was being held in the trash folder... I then clicked on the notification window to try again/continue to empty the trash- which it did.
     

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