Something Is Stuck!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Michaelgtrusa

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    I deleted an app called My Personal Spammer several weeks ago. For some reason this, in the photo is stuck in sys/prefs/login and I have not been able to remove this. What am I missing?
     

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  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    When you remove it from that list, it keeps showing up? Check to see if there are any running processes that are related. If so, hunt them down and delete the actual files. Also look in ~/Library/LaunchAgents.

    What is "My Personal Spammer"? Google doesn't help...
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    I see no running process at all, so I don't know where it's at. I checked the locations you stated but their is nothing relating to this that I can tell. Personal Antispam x5 is here. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15807/personal-antispam-x5



    This app is made by Intego, that is what is says in the pic above.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    So what happens when you remove the item from the list?
     
  5. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Or what happens if you do a full Finder search, or better yet, an EasyFind search, of all things "Intego"? And then delete all found files?
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Does right clicking and revealing in finder show you where it is?
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Spotlight didn't find anything nor did easy find. I did delete this app. Right clicking does not reveal in finder. Mystery.
     
  9. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Might be a long shot, and perhaps taking a step back to take two forward, but you could try reinstalling the application, and then using AppCleaner to delete it. That way, you'll know all associated files with the app and be able to delete them.

    What do you think?
     
  10. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    +1 or AppTrap
     
  11. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    I used Cleanapp and it didn't find all the files, i had to search for some and delete them.
     
  12. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    The login items list will show apps whether or not they exist. Uninstalling an app generally doesn't remove items from the list, unless you use an uninstaller app which specifically is coded to remove any of its apps from the list. So if you're deleting an app that launches itself at login, you should check the list manually after deleting/uninstalling the app. But having an item in there that points to a file that no longer exists is not harmful.
     
  13. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Indeed the file is gone, so no harm then. Thank you.
     

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