Can Someone Help Me Uninstall PDANet from my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Metal Nug, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Metal Nug macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Hi everyone,
    So I downloaded PDAnet to my computer and I won't work, so I want to uninstall it. The website says to run the uninstaller from the home directory. I run from the finder app and when I click it a textedit box comes up saying some jargon along with pdanet has been uninstalled, please reboot. Well, when I reboot, pdanet is still in the applications folder and the uninstaller is still in the home menu, and can be run again. Any help with getting this off of my computer for good would really lessen the stress load :(

  2. vasanth4u macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2008
    Try right clicking on The that application name and drag the contents folder to the trash , and then delete the application and check wheather u have any receipts of the application in the receipts folder in the Mac HD Folder .
  3. linuxpro82 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
    PdaNet won't show up as an app as it runs as a service.. The best way to remove that application is via terminal.

    go to Applications--->Utilities---->Terminal (you may also have this in the dock)

    the terminal should automatically open in your home directory
    just type:

    sudo ./

    it will then ask for your password. type your password and then press enter.
    For newbies: sudo lets you run a command as root and the './' as in './whatEverFile' means to execute what ever comes after it.

  4. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    Orange County
    after I type in my password it says command not found. can anyone help me uninstall pdanet too?
  5. AllyAshantiBrow macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    PDANet for the iPhone is the first application to truly offer you an option for sharing your iPhone’s internet connection with your computer. It doesn’t use proxy or socks protocols with complex setup procedures; it simply turns your iPhone into a wireless router. This is a step by step how-to guide on getting PDANet up and running with your iPhone with Windows Vista.

    1) The first step is to jailbreak your iPhone if it hasn’t been done already. Follow the link below for a great how-to guide on jail breaking 2.1.

    2) Download PDANet from Cydia. It will be in the Networking section.
  6. bronxtech macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2009
    sudo worked for me.

    Worked for me. Make sure you type it in exactly as written.
  7. bddap macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    I just did this and it worked like a well greased pizza

    Right click
    click open with
    choose terminal
    type pasword when prompted
    press enter
    reset computer
  8. Sweetfeld28, Mar 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017

    Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I know this might be an old forum, but I tried to uninstall PDAnet using the suggestion above and still have a service running. If I go to Console in the Utilities Folder, the App appears to be trying to connect every 10 seconds.

    I can't figure out how to get it to stop. It seems to be slowing my computer down for some reason. Does anyone have any ideas how to make it stop?

    ANSWER: I found the fix to the Spawning Problem with PDAnet. It was in the Apple Discussions.

    Attached Files:

  9. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    Much better than the instructions on

  10. dakotaryan macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2011
    Or run these commands...

    For those of you who deleted the GD uninstall script, here are it's contents. You can uninstall PDANet by typing these commands into the terminal one at a time (and then restarting your computer):

    sudo rm /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.jft.PdaNetMac.plist
    sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/PdaNetDrv.kext
    sudo rm -R /Applications/
  11. Jfinlay1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2013
    Easy Peasy

    Macs don't need to uninstall, the only thing you need to get rid of a program is to drag it, and all of it's contents, to the trash bin and then empty it. Here's what you do:
    1. Click on the search tool in the top right corner of your screen.
    2. Type in "Applications" you should see "Top Hit: Applications - Documentation" and click on that.
    3. In the new window click on the search tool at the top right of that window.
    4. Type in the program that you wish to delete: "PdaNet"
    5. Highlight all of the items related to PdaNet and then drag them to the trash bin.
    6. Empty your trash bin.

    Then see if it still comes up in the applications folder after you've restarted your computer.
  12. JimBumgardner macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2016
    This worked for me and proved i am a noob (but can still learn stuff) Thx!

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