Uninstaller

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Juugo, May 20, 2011.

  1. Juugo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi guys. :D

    I want to know your opinions on how best to uninstall a program more completely, without leaving ested?! AppDelete is good for it or manually and is better because sff?!

    Hug
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    AppZapper, AppCleaner, CleanApp, TrashMe, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
    AppZapper missed 13 items
    AppCleaner missed 11 items
    AppDelete missed 8 items
    Hazel missed 9 items​
    I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked below)

    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much

    The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    What is "ested" and "sff"?
     
  4. Juugo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "ested" was a waste and "sff" was please. I'm Portuguese, and to write even noticed, sorry.
     

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