What's the best way to uninstall programs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Josh-, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Is ApZapper worth it?
    What about, http://konstochvanligasaker.se/apptrap/
    Is that worth the free dowload, does it work?
    I'm new. I've spammed the crap out of this board, and I've gotten amazing help. You all should seriously work for Apple.

    So, should I go into the HD myself, and go to prefrences, yada yada? I'm new at this, so it's almost like a new language this way.



  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    Search around the program for an uninstall option, check the programs help file for specific instruction, re-run (or re-download and re-run) the installer, there might be an option there to uninstall it. Or you can use a 3rd party app (I havn't) or just drag the .app to the trash and goto your library and drag the pref folders associated with it to the trash also (much less safe, since you may delete something that has to do with another application.)
  3. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    So, you haven't used a third party program?
    I don't like the, try this, if that doesn't work, try this, and if THAT doesn't work, try this. I want something like windows, boom big bam done.
    Apzapper seems good, any experienced users?

    Thanks buddy,

  4. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    AppZapper ftw <3. It never failed on me. It's very quick as well.
  5. visch1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2007
    If your still using XP don't be so so sure of boom, big bam done. Try going into Programs and seeing if a folder remains and whats in it for the deleted program. Surprise, in a lot of cases.
  6. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    XP is old news though, bro. This is the new. lol.
    I need to find away to delete my future programs I may no longer what!
  7. vm7118 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    NJ, USA
    i like cleanapp.

    it has a logging process that you can enable after you install it. the log remembers what files each app plants/messes with when you install it so it can do a better job cleaning up when you want it gone. and it's all done invisibly, with the same ease of use as appzapper et al
  8. Finlandboy macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    yah, i've used clean app and app zap, they both worked ok, but i'd recommend app zap over clean app, but thats just me :D
  9. ghettochild macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Bay Area, CA
    Ever heard of the search function? Besides, wrong forum, this isn't hardware related.

    AppZapper isn't compatible with 10.5. I liked the app in 10.4 tho.
  10. rhys105 macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2007
    Cardiff, Wales, UK

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