as it sais in the headline, i'm trying to uninstall a few components of office that wont go away. once in the trash can when i try to empty it i get an error message saying that they cannot be removed. the files are: -microsoft component plugin -microsoft database daemon -microsoft framework X -Sh.Mem.bundle a person at apple said that when reinstalling office there is an option that will remove existing office files.. thing is that i have a pirated version that skips all that... there has to be someone out there with experience in this situation. it's been two weeks since i made the switch to apple.. it figures that i havent had any problems at all whatsoever until dealing with microsoft crap again. i know that some of you are going to think that im getting what i deserve b/c im using pirated software and i ask that you dont turn this thread into an ethical debate..