Removing 3'rd party extensions

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  1. Dave_O, Dec 5, 2018
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    Dave_O macrumors member

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    Is it generally safe to delete unused 3'rd party extensions from /Library/Extensions and /System/Library/Extensions if they remain after you delete the Application? Are there any other locations to check, or an I just bringing my Windows paranoia into the Mac world?
     
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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you are sure they are left over from apps you no longer have, yes you can delete them.

    Also check these folders.

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents (~ is your users folder)
    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/StartupItems
    /System/Library/Extensions/
     
  4. Dave_O thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, feels like a much cleaner world than Windows drivers and registry.
     

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