Cannot remove old VPN from Sierra 10.12.1

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by zlloyd1, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. zlloyd1 macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2016
    When I first started using this Macbook Pro Laptop, I downloaded and installed a VPN to surf anonymously, and I think it changed my IP address.... :(:oops::(
    Now I want to remove that, and am confused as to how to find that VPN on Sierra MacOS 10.12.1 which has now replaced El Capitan. :confused:
    How can I restore my original IP address please??:confused:
    Thanks in advance!!
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    First of all, if it was an app you had to install. Uninstall the app.

    Go to and check under lookup ip what your ip is and who owns it, it's either the vpn or it's your isp's.

    Finally, go to the system prefs, and under network make sure there's no vpn or bridge they installed, just remove it.
  3. zlloyd1 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2016
    Thank you.... :):)
    I went to and it said my IP belongs to my ISP, and I do not see anything about a VPN in sys prefs>network, but not sure exactly where to look honestly. :confused:
    Kind of new to Mac truly, and NEED specifics if possible, but thanks again for responding so fast!! ;)
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Loon in the /Applications folder and also all the folders below for the VPN app or launch items related to it.

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents (~ is your users folder)

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