Little Snitch

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  1. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502

    TOMIMOT

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    I am having an issue, i recently downloaded an app called little snitch to block connections to servers for personal use. Never the less i decided to delete the application because it got annoying and i found no use for it. I used App Zapper to delete it but after doing so, i noticed the app's UI agent was still operating in my process'. It still asks me for permission to connect with certain programs like Safari, google, and even the software updater. Why is this when i thought i deleted the app? I also tried searching my mac to find the UI agent in my files but its no where to be found, perhaps its hidden? I want it totally off my computer is there a way?
    I also made sure i restarted my mac after deleting Little Snitch just to make sure it was no longer in my process' yet its still active

    I also attached a picture below of my process window if that helps...

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    Any ideas guys? much appreciated
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software like AppZapper doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
    Little Snitch is a special case when it comes to removal: How can I remove Little Snitch?
     
  3. TOMIMOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a bunch for the info~!
     
  4. spl456 macrumors member

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    Probably the hardest program to uninstall l've ever encountered, if you don't do it from the basic install front. Word of warning to everyone, this program really pops up a lot, so, think twice before installing...
     
  5. Baytriple macrumors 6502

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    Little snitch is essential if you want to run 'borrowed' adobe creative suite software. CS 5.5.

    It really is easy to use and after the initial 'allow everything' part it really should not affect your daily life.

    For safari example or apple stuff you would 'allow everything, forever' done you don't have to touch that ever again.

    This application deserves more praise than this.
     
  6. johannnn macrumors 6502a

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    If you just want to block some servers, you can add them in your host file. Just a few terminal commands. That's what other ppl do that borrows that software.
     
  7. mutantblack macrumors regular

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    Yes. the program does pop up a lot for first few times but after you set up the way you like, it is a must have for me.
    Good info to know if I ever want to uninstall it.
     
  8. Cripps macrumors regular

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    As noted above a little patience is needed while Snitch encounters each program / process for the first time.
    If set up correctly at this point you rarely hear from it.

    Like most things in life a little patience and work brings substantial benefits.
     
  9. musty345 macrumors regular

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    'borrowed' hahaha love it!

    Little snitch reminds me too much of Vista's UAC....
     

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