Can't completely remove a program

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NJFP, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    Need some help here. I installed CleanMyMac on my MBP, and then I uninstalled it. I keep getting pop-up's that say "Your trash is now 3.9MB. CleanMyMac can remove this for you." Problem is, I ran a search for CleanMyMac in Finder, and deleted anything to do with it. I'm still getting these pop-up's. They're random, come and go. SO, I hit the "launch" button, and of course nothing happened because I deleted it. Well, not ALL if it because the Pop-up's! Where do I go to look for this so I can delete it too??
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  3. NJFP thread starter macrumors 6502

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    CleanMyMac wasn't in the log in items, but I did find a couple of other things that I unchecked! Thanks. I'll check out the links you posted as well.
     
  4. priitv8, Oct 28, 2013
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    priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    I wonder what makes you say that? I've had it for years now and without any troubles. It maintains an updated blacklist of files that shall never be tampered with (ie cleaned), like all Adobe programs, and just passes over them.
    When it comes to helpers (like the one monitoring trash size), they are normal launchd daemons (not login items), so also shall be removed as such. Not extremely difficult. But requires command of command line.
    The simplest way is to use CMM2 to uninstall itself. This will remove all of it's installed helpers and launchd plists.
    Well, there's even instructions for that, on the homepage:
    http://macpaw.com/knowledgebase/cleanmymac/how_to_uninstall_cleanmymac
    What you need to remove are the files
    Code:
    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2.Agent.plist
    ~Library/LaunchAgents/com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.scheduledScan.plist
    ~Library/LaunchAgents/com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.trashWatcher.plist
    ~Library/LaunchAgents/com.macpaw.CleanMyMac2Helper.diskSpaceWatcher.plist
    The bottom line IMHO is that CMM2 doesn't seem to exhibit any behaviour, commonly attributed to malware, on my system. It does what it says to be doing, no more, no less.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong (with evidence, please).
     
  5. B1ueB1aze macrumors member

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    I don't trust Clean My Mac or any of that type of software. While it's probably not malware, it is usually poorly designed software that'll cause more harm then good.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Search the forum for cleanmymac there are reports of cleanmymac cleaning too much and resulting in unbootable systems. Osx does a good job of taking care of itself; no 3rd party crap is needed.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    I can understand the point of unnecessary function od CMM (if OS X maintains itself). But in my own usage during last 2 years, I've never experienced anything I could call dangerously excessive cleaning.
    PS Because CMM is written in Ukraine, I'm sure it's been done by some really talented people. So I won't buy the poor design argument.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    So why are people reporting CleanMyMac deletes necessary files? It doesn't matter where it's written - there are enough reports of systems that get screwed up by cmm
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Dunno, really! Perhaps I am using different set of apps on my machine?
    But I've never had a non-booting machine or non-functioning app due to CMM.
    PS at the end of the day, it is still the user, who has to decide whether it's wise to press YES or NO button on the proposed action screen.
     

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