Disable/remove App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iCeFuSiOn, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007

    Does anyone know how one would go about disabling and removing the Mac App Store outside of using Parental Controls? Here's what I've tried:

    1. Trashing App Store.app entirely - which seems to re-assign the "App Store" link in the Apple menu back to "Mac OS X Downloads..."; the only problem is that when you attempt to open a file type that OS X doesnt recognize, the dialog asks you if you want to search the App Store at which point you hit the button and it does nothing. Not a proper solution.

    2. Restricting access to App Store.app via CHMOD - would prefer to avoid this solution as it's more of a hack than anything.

    Is there a hidden preference anywhere in the system to just get rid of this without having to avoid downloading 10.6.6 or any future OS X updates?
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
  3. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2010
    Is there a way to install 10.6.6 WITHOUT including the App Store?
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Aatos.1: sure, but it's inconvenient and beyond the grasp of your everyday user.

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