How to completely remove SafariBlock?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sunwalker, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Sunwalker macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    when uninstalling safariblock just by dragging SafariBlock folder in InputManagers to trash, it doesn't remove this program completely. Even deleting safariblockfilters.plist doesn't help. After reinstalling safariblock, the welcome screen of safariblock, that usually appears after first Safari start doesn't appear and old settings of safariblock are still active.

    Another hint, that safariblock isn't entirely removed is: When trying to install v2.1 of safariblock, it says it can't install, because a newer version is already installed.

    Does anybody know how to really completely remove safariblock (2.2r1)?
     
  2. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

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    have you tried using something like appclean?
     
  3. Sunwalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but since SafariBlock is not really a program, appcleaner doesn't recognize it.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    search for "safariblock" &/or "safari block" in a Finder search with System files - included option added and you should find the Input Manager folder, a preference file and maybe an Application Support folder and a reciept. quit Safari and trash them.

    Safariadblock is better. search for the RC2 download link on the forums.
     
  5. Sunwalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already did that and I just found the folder and one plist file.

    I used AdBlock before SafariBlock, but AdBlock doesn't free up space of blocked ads. That's the advantage of SafariBlock.
     
  6. Sunwalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Meanwhile I found out, that deleting com.apple.safari.plist deletes settings of safariblock, too.

    Unfortunately, safariblock still isn't blocking anything at all...
     
  7. cwingrav macrumors newbie

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    From the SafariBlock manual:

    Uninstallation:
    1) Remove the SafariBlock folder from the InputManagers folder.
    2) Restart Safari.

    This is : /Library/InputManagers
     
  8. Sunwalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did that, as I wrote in my first posting… Doesn't remove everything.

    Nevertheless, it's solved for me. I did a clean install of Snow Leopard and will never install SafariBlock again ;).
     

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