Cannot delete S.M.A.R.T. monitor???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nicolaidenmark, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. nicolaidenmark macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    Due to a recent HDD failure, I installed "Disk Drill". This "auto installed" SMART as well. I can delete Disk Drill (AppCleaner) but not SMART? How do I delete this? It puts an Icon next to my Skype Icon.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Can you quit the application from the drop down menu in the Menu Bar?
    You could also try quitting it via Activity Monitor > Show All Processes > sort by name.

    Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
  3. nicolaidenmark thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    I worked it out: reinstalled Disk Drill and and deselected monitor disks with Smart. Then clicked Disk Drill's own uninstall button (said it was the only way to fully delete everything related to the app). Then finally deleted DD's cache in user--> library --> Cache.

    Smart is no longer displayed in menu bar after startup.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion, using the link that simsaladimbamba posted.
  5. Space Mekhanikk macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    Soviet Union **** )
    I found the solution here:

    However, just kill the process cfbackd, look for this folder:
    *HD>Library>Application Support>CleverFiles*

    If you find these items *Disk Drill | BackService* (both), trash them both and restart.

    It helped me, hope It will helps You to Kill S.M.A.R.T. Monitor after deleting Disk Drill app

    Cheers ;)
  6. danR2 macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2016
    Very good. Killed cfbackd, and deleted the files. Duplicates in an old Mountain Lion partition which I keep around; deleted them there as well.

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