Uninstalled/Old Prgms still appearing in System Information/Installations

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by wurmz, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. wurmz macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    Hello --

    I have a macbook running ML, and i've been trying to pull crap off of it as to make it faster / free up RAM/CPU / free up storage, etc....

    1. i have a problem -- even though i uninstall apps/services through terminal commands, and they no longer appear in the Activity Monitor, they still appear under Installations. :eek: This also appears with old versions of programs (look at pics for example). :D

    2. Do you know how i can remove apps/services that are in that page (see pics)? I do not even know how to located them. :confused:

    3. any tips on how else i can make it (the mac) faster? :rolleyes:

    Thanks a lot for any help

    ps: if this is in the wrong section, please (and sorry) move it. thanks.

    thanks :)

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  2. simsaladimbamba, Feb 4, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013


    Nov 28, 2010
  3. wurmz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    Hey -- Thanks a lot for the thunderspeed reply (have you upgraded to thunderbolt ;) )

    Thanks for the video, i had already done that. I do not remember what commands i ran, sorry! I remember they were plenty though :)

    Thanks for the links, i will check them out asap. Already overlooked them, they look nice.

    thanks for the help.
  4. wurmz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    1. And 2. Haven't been solved, if anyone else could help i would appreciate it! Thanks ;)

  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Those are not necessarily apps that are still installed. What you are looking at there is a system log of all apps that have ever been installed. So if you install Battery Health 2.3 then Battery Health 2.4... then remove the Battery Health app completely, it will still be shown on that log because it was once installed on the machine. It just a historical log of apps installed.

    You are fine.
  6. wurmz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013

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