How to Uninstall Kaspersky on Mac OS X
Today’s guide will take you step-by-step through how to uninstall Kaspersky on Mac OS X. Quite a few applications just don’t want to be deleted and Kaspersky is undeniably one of them. Although, it’s not for the reason you’d expect, but we’ll tell you why very soon.
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Anyway, let’s begin! Firstly, you should realize that “uninstalling an application” and “removing an app” are two separate things that have two completely different end results. The reason being? Well, removing an app from your Mac means just removing the application and not all the extra files with it. This means that even though you clear out the application, you leave behind lots of leftover files on your Mac which then waste space.
Luckily, removing an application is very easy. It involves just four easy steps. But, if you want to get rid of the entire app and each and every one of its files, jump down to How to Uninstall Kaspersky from Your Mac with CleanMyMac X. But, let’s just do a walkthrough of how to remove Kaspersky from Mac OS X.
Just follow these 4 steps:
- Go to the Applications folder.
- Click-and-hold on the Kaspersky icon.
- Drag the Kaspersky icon to the Trash.
- Ctrl+click the Trash icon and select “Empty Trash.”
Done! Well, sort of. We mentioned it above, removing an app by dragging it to the Trash doesn’t actually uninstall the application from your Mac completely. Removing Kaspersky from your Mac is a bit different, and a little bit more challenging. But thankfully, there are plenty of utilities that will make it easier to completely uninstall Kaspersky from your Mac! Hold on, an app to uninstall apps?! Yes. And our recommended Mac uninstalling app is CleanMyMac X. But let’s first look at the manual way to uninstall Kaspersky from your Mac.
How to Uninstall Kaspersky from Your Mac Without an Uninstaller
So, lets recap: By dragging Kaspersky to the Trash from the Applications folder, you’re just getting rid of the app and not all its extra files with it. So this means that although you remove the application, the application leaves behind piles of leftovers on your Mac which then wind up wasting tons of valuable space. This means that a lot of extra files wasting free space on your Mac! But where are the files? Well, Kaspersky places files outside the Applications folder and when you drag Kaspersky to the Trash, these extra, unnecessary files aren’t removed.
Deleting the leftovers from any application is a chore because there’s usually more than one folder that files are stored. And, you have to figure out where they are! Some places where applications might save files include:
Which means that to completely uninstall Kaspersky from Mac OS X for good, you’re going to need to hunt around through these folders and delete all files associated with the application.
But, there is a quicker way to completely uninstall any app, including uninstalling Kaspersky from your Mac…
We suggest that you download CleanMyMac X. CleanMyMac X is an easy-to-use, award-winning Mac utility that uninstalls software from your Mac easily; it makes uninstalling applications from your Mac easier than ever.
How to Uninstall Kaspersky from Your Mac with CleanMyMac X
After downloading CleanMyMac X (click here to download), just follow these steps to remove any application on your Mac:
- Open CleanMyMac X.
- Choose Uninstaller in the left menu bar.
- Click on Kaspersky in the middle part of the CleanMyMac X menu.
- Select “Complete Removal” located at the top of the CleanMyMac X menu.
And that’s all there is to it! CleanMyMac X does loads of other cleaning things other than just uninstalling apps from your Mac. It deletes old files and system junk, like system logs and system caches, to help keep your Mac clean and fast. Download CleanMyMac X right now to uninstall apps and tons of other junk from your Mac. You’ll be happy you did!