"Antisocial" app won't turn off!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MaggieMC2012, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. MaggieMC2012 macrumors newbie

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    I've used the app Antisocial for a while now and never had a problem, but recently I (finally) updated my operating system to Yosemite, and in the process had to update Antisocial. Since then, even though the app timed out (and I then deleted it), I still can't get to my "blocked" sites. It's like this on every web server that I've tried (Chrome, Safari, etc.). It's been days and I can't get on Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, etc. on my laptop at all! Two friends tried to help me with this but we can't fix it. We tried going through Activity Monitor, uninstalling and reinstalling my web browsers-- nothing. Again, I've even completely deleted the app from my laptop so I don't understand how it can still be blocking these sites! Any thoughts or advice much appreciated.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have never used the app but, from what you described, it sounds like you didn't completely remove all of the app's components from your machine.
     
  3. dyt1983, Feb 24, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  4. MaggieMC2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I (kind of, not really) fixed it!

    OK, an update for anyone who had the same problem as me: I still can't get the app to turn off properly, but I did realize that if you quit and restart the app, you get to re-confirm which sites you want to block during your antisocial period. So I removed all the sites I actually want to access from the block list, and, since I had to block something, I Googled "best bar mitzvah caterers" and blocked the 50th result. (Sorry, Jacques Caterers. Also, if I ever have a 13-year-old Jewish son, sorry to him too). Then I deleted the app yet again; the bar mitzvah catering site is still blocked but at least when the app is deleted I don't get constant notifications from antisocial.

    It's not perfect, because I have no formal training, but if anyone else is having the same problem as me this can help you regain your sanity!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. bronbron85 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem even after trying manual deletion. Its because AntiSocial isn't compatible with Yosemite. I emailed the developer and they send me a link to a block remover app which I ran and fixed in seconds. Seems like this is the only quick and easy way to fix it.
     
  7. parkersmithatl macrumors newbie

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    Can you send me the link to the block remover app you got from the developer? I am having the same problem.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can remove any app using the method in post #5.
     
  9. parkersmithatl macrumors newbie

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    Just tried that and it's still not working. I've contacted the developer and he hasn't gotten back to me.
     
  10. bronbron85, Sep 18, 2015
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    bronbron85 macrumors newbie

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    We already tried that and manual deletion did not work in this case. My solution was to get the block remover app from the developer.
     
  11. bronbron85 macrumors newbie

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  13. mashaga macrumors newbie

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    In your initial post you said you deleted the software from your computer. How did you reinstall it so that you could add/remove new blocked sites? It seems the only way to do this is by paying for it again.
     

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