How to delete a background running app -- namely Verizon update center

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by vjaaan, May 29, 2017.

  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    I was getting tech help from Verizon, my service provider, and they left some temporary apps on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan). I have deleted all but one, VerizonUpdateCenter. Trying to delete it from my Application folder won't work, it says because it is still running. I see no symbols showing it running.

    How can I get this off my computer?

  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Open Activity Monitor (Its in /Applications/Utilities/), find the app in question and select it, and force quit it using the button in the top left corner. Then you can delete it.
  3. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    Thank you! I just did it.

    All gone.

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