Removal of PGP from Intel-based mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by abg94022, May 25, 2006.

  1. abg94022 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2006
    I recently replace my old G4 cube with a new iMac. I transferred data and Applications over via Firewire Target mode and after a week or so I realized that I had created a problem for myself.

    The issue is that some of the programs that were copied over don't run (or, at least, not fully) on the Intel iMac. One of these is PGP Desktop. They say they will have an update later this year. That's all well and good and I can wait until then but in the meantime I keep getting error messages in syslog files about problems with the PGP engine. I figured I'd just delete the program until they have the Intel iMac version. Easier said than done!

    The preferred way to uninstall the program is to run the installer (or PGP itself) and select 'Uninstall'. Unfortunately, both programs hang before they get to where I can select that option. I figured I could deduce what files were originally installed by PGP and just delete them manually (via Safe mode booting, if necessary) but I've been unsuccessful in figuring out just what files were installed. I haven't been able to get any response on the PGP Forums so I'm asking in a few others if anyone else has figured out a simple solution to this issue. I looked around on my system to see if I could track down an Installer log file but no luck; if anyone out there has one I'd sure appreciate a copy!

    There are some files in /Library/Application Support that are surely from PGP but I'd hate to delete only part of the installation. I have to think that would make things even worse.

    Relevant details:
    PGP Desktop V9.0.5
    MacOSX 10.4.6 (PGP originally installed on a 10.3.9 system)

    Thanks in advance,
    Alan Glendinning

    P.S. Tried AppZapper and it couldn't even find the files in /Library so it was of no help.
  2. ox4dboy macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2004
    This is an old thread - just wondering if you ever got anywhere with this? I cannot install OS X updates (from Software Update) that require a restart because PGP interrupts the reboot process.

    I can download the updates from Apple's site, but that's an extra step I'd rather avoid…PGP is more of a pain than useful - so I'd liek to uninstall it - did you ever figure this out?
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    What OS? Which version of PGP? It's always worked 100% fine for me.

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