How do I uninstall LogMeIn Hamachi on a Mac computer? If you encounter any problems while trying to remove LogMeIn Hamachi and its components, read this removal tutorial and learn the perfect way to remove unwanted applications from your Mac.
Things you should know about Mac app removal:
Uninstalling applications in macOS/Mac OS X is quite different from that in Windows operating system. In normal cases Mac users just need to simply drag and drop the target app to the Trash and then empty the Trash to perform the standard uninstallation. Generally speaking, most Mac applications are separate bundles that contain the executable and any associated resources for the app, and therefore users can easily remove any unwanted software (if they are installed properly) from their Macs.
However, what is often overlooked is that even stand-alone software can leave its setup and configuration files in various system directories after a simple uninstall. These remnants can be very small so leaving them alone won’t affect your Mac’s performance, but they can also be large chunks of useless files that take up a large chunk of your hard drive space. In the latter case, getting rid of these junk files from your Mac is a must to get rid of them completely.
Some novice users may have no idea how to properly remove LogMeIn Hamachi. Even experienced users can get lost trying to uninstall problematic, stubborn, or even malicious apps. In this post, we will discuss the following questions: (1) How to properly uninstall LogMeIn Hamachi? (2) How to ensure that all associated components are safely removed? And (3) is there a shortcut for Mac novices and experts to remove LogMeIn Hamachi effortlessly?
Conventional Steps to Uninstall LogMeIn Hamachi for Mac
Prior to the removal of LogMeIn Hamachi, you should first log into your Mac with an administrator account, and turn LogMeIn Hamachi off if it is running. To deactivate an app, right click its icon in the dock and select Quit option (or choose LogMeIn Hamachi > Quit LogMeIn Hamachi on the Menu bar).
Also, you can access the Activity Monitor (located in /Applications/Utilities/ folder), and see if there is any background process pertaining to the app. If LogMeIn Hamachi cannot be quit normally, you can select the app in Activity Monitor, click the large red “Quit Process” button in the left corner and click Force Quit button in the pop-up dialog.
Option 1: Drag LogMeIn Hamachi icon to the Trash
- Open up the Finder, click Applications on the left side, and then select LogMeIn Hamachi.
- Drag LogMeIn Hamachi to the Trash (or right click on it and then select Move to Trash option).
- Right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash option to start the uninstall.
This drag-to-delete method works in all versions of Mac OS X. Most 3rd party apps can be smoothly uninstalled in that way, but you cannot delete built-in apps by doing this. Some apps installed using the Mac package installer will prompt you for a password when you try to move it to the Trash. In any case you cannot move LogMeIn Hamachi to the Trash or empty the Trash, try holding the Option key as you choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu, or reboot your Mac and try it again later.
Warming: It is important to point out that, emptying the Trash will instantly wipe off LogMeIn Hamachi as well as other files you’ve thrown into the Trash, and that this act is irrevocable, so make sure you haven’t mistakenly deleted anything before emptying the Trash. Any time you change your mind and wanna undo the deletion of apps or files, just right click the item in the Trash and select Put Back option.
Option 2: Delete LogMeIn Hamachi in the Launchpad
- Open up Launchpad, and type LogMeIn Hamachi in the search box on the top.
- Click and hold LogMeIn Hamachi icon with your mouse button until it starts to wiggle. Then click the “X” that appears on the left upper corner of LogMeIn Hamachi to perform the uninstall.
This tap-and-hold method is applicable for the apps installed through the App Store, and it requires OS X lion or later. Once you click the X icon, the uninstallation of LogMeIn Hamachi will be handled immediately, and there is no need to empty the Trash afterwards. This way cannot uninstall built-in apps as well.
Option 3: Launch LogMeIn Hamachi built-in uninstaller
It is worth mentioning that, some applications for Mac come with their own dedicated uninstallers, e.g. Adobe and Microsoft. Those apps will install additional software to provide extended functions, or place library files and associated application dependencies elsewhere in OS X. You can manually delete all the accompanying components as well, but it would be better to run the specialized uninstaller to fully remove the application alone with its bundled software or associated items.
- Locate the LogMeIn Hamachi installation file and double click to open it up.
- Select the [uninstaller] in the package and double click to run it.
- Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the uninstalling process.
To uninstall software and plugins that do not appear in the Applications folder or come with an uninstaller, you should go to their official websites and look for their own downloadable uninstallers or uninstall instructions provided there. For some apps built into macOS, you can run commands in Terminal to remove them or try the uninstall tool given in the last section of this post.
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