Remove Webroot Secure Anywhere

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by beachmusic, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. beachmusic macrumors regular

    beachmusic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    St. George Island
    #1
    I upgraded to Yosemite but forgot to remove wsa before the upgrade. I can not figure out how to uninstall this thing. I tried shutting it down and dragging it to the trash but it doesn't budge. Need some help with this please.
     
  2. hammie14 macrumors regular

    hammie14

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    London, UK
    #2
    Try app cleaner, its a free app and should do the job!
     
  3. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

    beachmusic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    St. George Island
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #4
    Yes.
     
  5. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

    crjackson2134

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #5
    Appcleaner doesn't work on Yosemite for me. I get an error telling me this OSX version isn't supported.

    When I go to the app home page, it only states support up to 10.9
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #6
    AppCleaner 2.2.3 works fine for me in Yosemite.
     
  7. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

    crjackson2134

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #7
    It's been at least a month since I tried it, so perhaps something has changed. I'll try again tomorrow. I'm on PB3 btw...
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #8
    Double check the version you have with AppCleaner.

    I am on DP 8.
     
  9. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

    crjackson2134

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #9
    It's version 2.2.3, I may have been on PB1 or PB2 when last tried. I'll check it out on n PB3 tomorrow.
     
  10. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

    beachmusic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    St. George Island
    #10
    Did not work. I shutdown WSA first and it did not work.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    In the middle of several books.
    #11
    In doing a search, it seems you aren't the only one to have problems removing the program.

    Is it possible for you to do a TM back to Mavericks to uninstall the program, and then jump back to Yosemite?
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #12
    Try doing a safe mode boot by holding the shift key when starting. That will prevent any login or startup items from launching. Then see if you can trash the app.
     
  13. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

    beachmusic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    St. George Island
    #13
    Weaselboy... i tried that but it only got rid of part of the program. I still had wfdaemon and wsdaemon running. Could not kill these. They just kept coming back.

    BGG ... that is a final option. I can do that but it takes so long. Maybe 6 or 7 hrs all total.
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #14
    Try using the app iFileX to search for "webroot" and also those daemon files. I know in Mavericks Finder does not by default throughly search the /Library folders, so you might be missing something.
     
  15. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

    beachmusic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    St. George Island
    #15
    WB... what a awesome little app. Do you know if it will run from boot mode?

    thought about going back to boot mode and trashing webroot then removing the left overs using this program.
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #16
    You mean from safe boot mode... yes it will.

    It is a great app and much easier than messing with Finder for these kinds of searches.
     
  17. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

    beachmusic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    St. George Island
    #17
    Wow, it worked! I finally got rid of the app. Did it all from Safe Boot Mode. Webroot is great for pc's but not so much for mac's. It was using lot of cpu %.
    A lot more then when I ran it on the pc.

    Trying to go strictly Apple for everything and dumping all pc items including software.

    Thanks WB :)
     

Share This Page