Yesterday Safari updated to 11 in my desktop iMac with El Capitan and Siri was added then Siri took over Search. I tried to find Siri in the System with no success. I have no need nor desire for Siri. How do I uninstall that crap?
That's odd! I've been deleting Siri and a bunch of other Apps that Apple seems think we all need by using this Terminal Command.You can’t delete Siri she’s embedded but you can turn her off
I did a web search about Siri and it is clear to me that it should NOT have been hidden inside security updates for Safari 10 and for El Capitan 10.11.6 for desktop iMac. The update bumped Safari up to 11. Now I need some real instructions for how to proceed.That's odd! I've been deleting Siri and a bunch of other Apps that Apple seems think we all need by using this Terminal Command.
sudo rm -rf (drag file from Finder to here) and press enter.
Always works for me and I've never noticed any problems.
[doublepost=1524929021][/doublepost]You can delete the Siri.app easily. Boot from another volume (using a Thunderbolt or USB drive containg macOS), or if you have another mac and a Thunderbolt/USB-C cable connect it and start the Mac in Target Disk mode.Yesterday Safari updated to 11 in my desktop iMac with El Capitan and Siri was added then Siri took over Search. I tried to find Siri in the System with no success. I have no need nor desire for Siri. How do I uninstall that crap?
This exactly. And as with most things computer and electronics related it’s usually something the end user did.Siri didn't get added to macOS until Sierra…right?
I have to say that based on what the OP has posted here it actually sounds like Safari's search has been taken over by something calling itself "Siri" and if that's the case it could be some sort of malware. The real Siri (in Sierra and High Sierra) does not take over search in Safari.
Since we can't really see what's going on...I don't know. But if what I described is accurate then the answer would be to try to get rid of the malware using Malwarebytes.
Don't worry, the ability to make one wrong move and obliterate the system is very over-exaggerated. Basically you have the ability to trash the entire OS but only if you type commands to do this. The main reason root is disabled is that it has complete access to every file. Just make sure you are in the right location by typing <pwd> and this will display your current dirtectory (it stands for Print Working Directory) then type the commands and you will exceute them perfectly and precisely. Do not be afraidA huge thanks to all of you. I apologize for the long delay at replying. A strange thing is that April 28 was the day that the first notice of a reply came to my email inbox. Your suggestions are taken to heart. I was negligent because I did not add that I have used Bitdefender since last July after becoming very unhappy with duplicity from Malwarebytes administration. Bitdefender has not reported anything related to the Siri anomaly. I printed this thread for acting on each of your suggestions.
jbarley - Thank you. That sounds promising. Will you please provide more details, keypunch by keypunch, in the procedure that you suggest? I cannot afford to make a mistake.
Starship67 - This 'end user" habitually and openly confronts corruption, so you are probably correct in that sense. I cannot recall an incident when I might have opened a door with a wrong click on something but it could have happened. It is common knowledge that NSA high tech has become part of the public domain. As a dabbler in using bioelectromagnetics to alter plant DNA I see the universal natural laws that everything is energy governed by mathematics which means that nothing is immune to natural law so this means that dependence on computer software for privacy and security is a illusion and a delusion.
mrd0g - Thank you. I have no formal training for going into the core as root and my hands have serious nerve and motor damage; one wrong key punch could mean disaster as I understand it. Your instructions sound appealing. NowI need to generate the confidence that your instructions are letter perfect and that I will be able to follow them perfectly.