Removing Global Protect from my mac

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  1. seanwebb68, Sep 4, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012

    seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    We have this horrible VPN software called global protect on our laptops but i need to remove it as its no longer needed.

    When i try and move it to the bin it says it running...
    If i kill it with activity manager it just reopens
    If i kill it in terminal using kill -9 pid it reopens.

    Does anyone have any idea on how i can stop this?

    This is now resolved so can be closed
  2. simsaladimbamba, Sep 4, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013


    Nov 28, 2010
  3. seanwebb68 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    No uninstaller and i didnt try that method but as the program was still running im guess it would have failed.... If i get time ill reinstall and test it.
  4. suwitcha macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
    Uninstall is on this path /Applications/

    I agree, bad program package.
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Why this complicated? Why the need to go into the package and delete part of the package when deleting the whole package works too, specially in combination with the steps I posted?

    Or is this just a necropost without real content?
  6. davegarcia macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2013
    How I uninstalled the annoying GlobalProtect


    This is how I removed the annoying GlobalProtect. It is badly developed software.

    1. Go to application and rename the application. You will need your password.
    2. Log off your user name and log back into your user account on your mac and move GlobalProtect to the Trash where it belongs.


    Dave Garcia
  7. AndreLeComte macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2013
    Re: Removing Global Protect from my mac

    Running the install package gives the option to uninstall GlobalProtect. The install package is a file named globalprotect.pkg which can be downloaded by logging in at the VPN server address in a web browser.
  8. khaledhawari macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2012

    thanks for this very helpful post, it was a nightmare.

    confirmed was able to uninstall by running the script in the content package.

    had to run the script as sudo though.
  9. yhtomitn64 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    What worked for me

    What worked for me was going to /Applications/ in terminal and then uninstalling. My uninstaller had a different name:

    cd /Applications/
    sudo bash

    I uninstalled because it doesn't work to connect to my work VPN and the other solution work offers actually does connect. I didn't need it running all the time.
  10. fustbariclation macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011

    I've got similar problems. It completely wrecked my iMac. To get rid of it, so you can fix the routing tables and other things it has broken, you not only have to delete the set-up files in:

    But also get rid of the daemons it installs that start to mess it all up again when you restart.

    I'm not running it on a mac mini, an old 32-bit one, and it doesn't seem to make the same mess there.

    The VPN is terrible, though, as it cuts out once or twice an hour and, after doing this for a while, stops working altogether - requiring you to find somebody to fix it. I've been down well over an hour with no sign of any help from my local IT or from PaloAlto networks - not even an e-mail from support acknowledging my email.

    Does anybody know of a VPN, ideally open source, that actually works - with people also using PCs as well as Macs?
  11. hostit macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2015
    Easy way to delete globalprotect

    1. You must have sudo or administrator rights on your mac

    Run the below command:

    sudo killall GlobalProtect && chflags noschg /Applications/ && rm -fR /Applications/

    You may have to run it a few times.
  12. cpl303 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2015
    The built-in Cisco VPN option (system preferences/network/interfaces) works with the global protect gateway on the Mac, you just have to configure a group name and shared secret in GP. PM me and I can show you some screen shots.

  13. cpl303 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2015
    Dave, I know this is an old thread, but based on how GP is configured on the portal and gateway, the user can have more or less control over the agent. There are various levels of locking down the user from interacting with the agent ... Let me know if you need more info ...

  14. vivianna macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2016
    Thanks so much this worked like a dream for me. THANK YOU!!!!!!
  15. Jay Bhatia macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2017

    THANK YOU!!! I've been trying to uninstall this crappy program for over a year worked like a charm!
  16. nadnosliw macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    Hi do you have instructions for finding and eradicating any sh#@ty malware this application has installed on my system? I used the uninstaller provided but want to be sure that any crap it left behind is GONE.
  17. nadnosliw macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    Does this work for a user trying to connect to an existing VPN without reconfiguring the VPN at the server side? My workplace is using Palo Alto and I won't be able to get them to reconfigure just for me? DO I need to know some authentication details from them beyond my username and password?
  18. josindaus macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2018
    Yes, I ran a spotlight search for globalprotect.pkg on my mac and installed the uninstaller... and woosh the stubborn software vanished

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