trying to empty trash but says "boom" app already running?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by tbluhp, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I am trying to delete my trash but this one app "boom" which is uninstalled says won't empty trash due to app already running? This is from my time machine hard drive what can I do?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    You could try a re-boot, and then try emptying the trash again.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    Yeah I did that as well tried before I even posted on this message board.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    still no luck
  5. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    is it perhaps still present and running do to a hidden part of it left over.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    so what should I do?
  7. macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I would try two things:

    1) Open Activity Monitor (it's in /Applications/Utilities/). Sort the list of processes by Process Name and see if you see a process called Boom or anything that could likely belong to Boom. If you find it, click Quit Process. Try to empty your trash again.

    2) Open System Preferences. Click "Users and Groups". Click on your current user on the left and then click on the "Login Items" tab. If Boom is in the list, click on it an click the minus button to remove it from the list. Reboot, then try to empty your trash again.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    You may need to redownload the original application and use the uninstaller. I had a problem with this same equalisation application when it stopped my Mac outputting digital, even after I deleted the app, until I used the uninstaller.

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