Force Delete a Directory file!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rmafive, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    Jul 25, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    #1
    I have a very bad problem. It all started when I downloaded a free trial of an application called Net Support. After learning it was completely useless, I uninstalled the application. Now every time I log in it gives me a message telling me to buy the program! After hours of researching I traced it all the way back to this: library/NSM Client/Status Icon. Now that I found it I have to delete it, the only problem is my computer won't let me! I have tried using terminal, and a few other deleting methods but none work. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions.
     
  2. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Nov 14, 2007
    #2
    That might not be the actual program, just an icon (looking at it from the name).

    First of all go to System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login items
    to see if it's listed there. If it is just remove it.

    If that doesn't work, open terminal and type:

    cd "/Library/NSM Client/"
    then
    sudo rm -rf "Status Icon"

    you'll be asked for your password. If you get a message saying it's not a directory, just try:

    sudo rm "Status Icon"

    You could also try looking in Activity Monitor to see what the name of the app is.
     

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