Removing Global Protect from my mac

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  1. seanwebb68, Sep 4, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    We have this horrible VPN software called global protect on our laptops but i need to remove it as its no longer needed.

    When i try and move it to the bin it says it running...
    If i kill it with activity manager it just reopens
    If i kill it in terminal using kill -9 pid it reopens.

    Does anyone have any idea on how i can stop this?

    This is now resolved so can be closed
  2. simsaladimbamba, Sep 4, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013


    Nov 28, 2010
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    No uninstaller and i didnt try that method but as the program was still running im guess it would have failed.... If i get time ill reinstall and test it.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
    Uninstall is on this path /Applications/

    I agree, bad program package.
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Why this complicated? Why the need to go into the package and delete part of the package when deleting the whole package works too, specially in combination with the steps I posted?

    Or is this just a necropost without real content?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2013
    How I uninstalled the annoying GlobalProtect


    This is how I removed the annoying GlobalProtect. It is badly developed software.

    1. Go to application and rename the application. You will need your password.
    2. Log off your user name and log back into your user account on your mac and move GlobalProtect to the Trash where it belongs.


    Dave Garcia
  7. macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2013
    Re: Removing Global Protect from my mac

    Running the install package gives the option to uninstall GlobalProtect. The install package is a file named globalprotect.pkg which can be downloaded by logging in at the VPN server address in a web browser.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2012

    thanks for this very helpful post, it was a nightmare.

    confirmed was able to uninstall by running the script in the content package.

    had to run the script as sudo though.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    What worked for me

    What worked for me was going to /Applications/ in terminal and then uninstalling. My uninstaller had a different name:

    cd /Applications/
    sudo bash

    I uninstalled because it doesn't work to connect to my work VPN and the other solution work offers actually does connect. I didn't need it running all the time.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011

    I've got similar problems. It completely wrecked my iMac. To get rid of it, so you can fix the routing tables and other things it has broken, you not only have to delete the set-up files in:

    But also get rid of the daemons it installs that start to mess it all up again when you restart.

    I'm not running it on a mac mini, an old 32-bit one, and it doesn't seem to make the same mess there.

    The VPN is terrible, though, as it cuts out once or twice an hour and, after doing this for a while, stops working altogether - requiring you to find somebody to fix it. I've been down well over an hour with no sign of any help from my local IT or from PaloAlto networks - not even an e-mail from support acknowledging my email.

    Does anybody know of a VPN, ideally open source, that actually works - with people also using PCs as well as Macs?
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2015
    Easy way to delete globalprotect

    1. You must have sudo or administrator rights on your mac

    Run the below command:

    sudo killall GlobalProtect && chflags noschg /Applications/ && rm -fR /Applications/

    You may have to run it a few times.

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