how can I delete little Flocker?

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  1. greg fripp macrumors member

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    #1
    I tried little flocker, but it was too much for me.

    now I use want. it OUT
    how do i do that?
    greg
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    To uninstall Little Flocker:

    1. Disable it from the menu bar.
    2. Run the following command: sudo bash /Library/LittleFlocker/uninstall.sh
    3. Delete the rules on the system, which can be found in /Users/Shared/Little Flocker/.
    4. Reboot.

    Don't forget that Little Flocker can not be uninstalled unless it has been disabled.
     
  3. greg fripp thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    thanks for your help
    much appreciated
    greg
     
  4. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    You are welcome, Greg.
    After the procedure I have described in post #2, you might want to check your system with EasyFind, looking for any possible leftovers (useful after any uninstall process).
     
  5. greg fripp thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks again
    hadn't heard of easy find before...
    grateful greg
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    its a very comprehensive application indeed!
    quite a problem to delete
    greg
     
  6. macnolocalrissian macrumors newbie

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    Hi Ulense Thank you for the advice.

    I'm a massive NOOB :(

    Can you or anyone else please explain in better detail the "2. Run the following command: sudo bash /Library/LittleFlocker/uninstall.sh 3. Delete the rules on the system, which can be found in /Users/Shared/Little Flocker/."
     
  7. hplogsdon macrumors newbie

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    You'll need to open the application Terminal.app from /Applications/Utilities/. This is like the old school DOS prompt.
    When you installed LittleFlocker, it installed a small script in /Library/LittleFlocker, named 'uninstall.sh'. All this does is remove the application from your system by deleting the files it installed. By entering that command, you're saying you want to run it as an elevated privilege with sudo, invoke it with the bash shell, and tell the shell to run the script at /Library/LittleFlocker/uninstall.sh.

    Step 3 is more or less optional. In Finder.app, locate /Users/Shared/Little Flocker and delete that directory. All this does is delete the rulesets that you created as you ran LittleFlocker. If you want to reinstall it later, you might want to keep these, but since the author of LittleFlocker sold the code to F-Secure and deleted it from GitHub, it's guaranteed to not have any more updates, so you might as well just wipe it clean.
     
  8. FlyingSkyhawk macrumors newbie

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    I have tryed that and when its done it askes me for a password and I can't find it.
    This app is a pain in the but !!
     
  9. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    WHAT is asking for your password? LittleFlocker, or the terminal when you run the command Greg mentioned? If it's the terminal, then it's asking for your regular Admin password (the one you use to log-in to your Mac).
     
  10. MalcomXP macrumors newbie

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    #10

    Can you specify from which menu I should disable little flocker? I do not see any disable option opening the application.

    Thanks.
     
  11. Ulenspiegel, Jul 31, 2017
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    Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    #11
    You can close down Little Flocker and terminate all processes of it in Activity Monitor.

    Close-down-applications-with-Activity-Monitor.png
    Confirm to quit the process.png

    P.S.: Some interesting news about Little Flocker and its author.
     
  12. MalcomXP macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot. I was able to solve it and now I removed it from my laptop. Thanks again.
     
  13. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    You are welcome. Don't forget to find and delete the leftovers.
     

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