uTorrent is a popular BitTorrent client software that most Mac users will choose to install to download some large or obscure torrent files from the Internet. However, as we notice that, many users encounter issues when using this app (RSS download is not available, cannot add/remove torrent components once it starts, etc). They may have try many methods to fix the issues but the last resort is to reinstall this app after a complete uninstall. So, how to perfectly uninstall uTorrent on your Mac?
What problems you may encounter when uninstall uTorrent?
You may have found that, just dragging uTorrent to the Trash does remove this app from the Applications folder but that does not means you can get rid of all the files, plugins, or preference settings it creates on your system. What’s worse, you may have no chance to remove uTorrent from your Launchpad as it keeps coming back there. What makes things ironical is that, you thought you have totally delete uTorrent from your computer, yet when you try to download and open a new torrent file, uTorrent will launch from unknown place and then run the download automatically.
Wonder how these situations happen? That’s mostly because you haven’t thoroughly detect and remove uTorrent executive files hidden inside your system directory. Then how to deal with uTorrent leftovers? Read on to learn some uninstall tricks.
What is the proper way to uninstall uTorrent from Mac OS X?
Mac OS simplifies the uninstallation of an app compared with Windows OS. Almost all Mac apps are bundled in package and you can easily remove target app without leaving apparent hassle. However for some antivirus, collaborative software or even malware, you will need to pay more attention, as they are usually well integrated with your Mac system, and thus makes a clean uninstall become more tough.
Here are the proper steps to perform a clean uninstall of uTorrent on Mac:
1.Quit related processes.
If uTorrent processes are running on the background after you quite the app from the dock, use Activity Monitor to quit them one by one.
2.Uninstall uTorrent app.
Once installed properly, you can easily drag uTorrent icon from the Applications folder and drop it to the Trash. Then empty the Trash to perform the uninstall. Or you can uninstall uTorrent from Launchpad if you installed this app from the App Store (click and hold µTorrent icon there and click the X icon).
3.Delete uTorrent leftovers.
Now you can perform the last part of the removal. To locate uTorrent components hidden inside your system directory, do the followings:
- Open the Finder, click Go in the Menu bar, and select the entry Go to Folder…
- Type the path of User Library inside Home Folder: ~/Library and then hit Enter key.
- Type Vuze in the search bar, select Library, and delete matched items in the result.
- Empty the Trash to delete uTorrent and its leftovers from your Mac permanently.
Still have issue when performing these removal steps? Check out the tutorial to see the “uninstall uTorrent” details (and it also provides the easiest way to remove uTorrent on Mac).
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