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

  1. Juugo macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    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?!

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    What is "ested" and "sff"?
  4. Juugo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    "ested" was a waste and "sff" was please. I'm Portuguese, and to write even noticed, sorry.

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