Developed by German based TeamViewer GmbH, TeamViewer is an all-in-one software for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, web conferencing and online meetings between computers. If you need a solution that will allow you to access your own computer remotely, or to connect with your friends’ or family’s machines, the free version of TeamViewer is a very good option. And it also enjoys a great popularity among commercial users for its outstanding performance. So far it got a score of 4.2/5 on the softpedia website. In general, TeamViewer is an excellent desktop sharing tool that lets you manage remote systems in a safe way without requiring a lot of technical knowledge.
Though this application brings much convenience to your work or daily life, occasionally you may fail to update the latest version for the older version hasn’t been properly uninstalled, or you just wanna turn back to its older version for personal reasons. Anyway, if you’re upset by its removal issues, you come to the right place. This article will provide two methods about how to uninstall TeamViewer without any hassle. Continue reading to learn some techniques about app removal on Mac.
Recommended Solution to TeamViewer Removal
As a lightweight, professional and easy-to-use uninstaller, MacRemover is highly recommended for you to accomplish any app removal. It can automatically scan and promptly sweep away every piece of target application in just 3 steps. Now let’s see how it works to thoroughly remove TeamViewer in a snap.
- Download MacRemover and install it by dragging its icon to the Application folder.
- Run MacRemover in the Launchpad, select TeamViewer appearing on the interface, and click Run Analysis button to proceed.
- Review related files and folders, click Complete Uninstall button and then click Yes in the pup-up dialog box to confirm TeamViewer uninstall.
The whole removal process may take a few seconds to complete, and then TeamViewer as well as its traces will be successfully removed from your Mac!
Manual Solution to Uninstall TeamViewer:
If you would like to delete TeamViewer by yourself, follow the manual steps below in orders:
1. Quit TeamViewer processes via Activity Monitor
Before uninstalling TeamViewer, you’d better quit this application and end all its processes. If the app is frozen, you can hold down Cmd + Opt + Esc, select TeamViewer in the pop-up window and then click Force Quit to quit it (notice: this shortcut for force quit works for the app that appears but not for its hidden processes).
Open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder in Launchpad, select the process(es) associated with TeamViewer, click Quit Process icon in the left corner of the window, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog box (if that doesn’t work, then try Force Quit).
2. Delete TeamViewer application to the Trash
First of all, make sure to log into your Mac with an administrator account, and you will be asked for a password when you try to delete something.
Head to the Applications folder in the Finder, click on the TeamViewer icon, and then drag it to the Trash in the dock. Alternatively you can highlight TeamViewer with a single click and move it to the Trash by pressing Cmd + Del on your keyboard.
For the applications that are installed from the App Store, you can go to the Launchpad, search for the application you wanna delete, click and hold its icon with your mouse button until the icon begins to wiggle and shows the “X” in its left upper corner. Then click the “X” and click Delete in the confirmation dialog.
It seems that TeamViewer for Mac OS X can be uninstalled within the its settings. Just open TeamViewer settings – Advanced tab, and then click the Uninstall button.
3. Remove all leftovers belonging to TeamViewer
Though TeamViewer has been deleted to the Trash, its lingering files, logs, caches and other miscellaneous contents may be stored stored around the OS X file system. You can manually detect and wipe off all traces associated with this app.
Open the Finder, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, select the entry: |Go to Folder… and then enter the path of the Application Support folder: ~/Library
Search for any files or folders with the name of application or its vendor in the ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Caches/ folders. Right click on those items and click Move to Trash to delete them.
Meanwhile, search the following locations to delete associated items:
4. Empty the Trash to fully delete TeamViewer
If you are determined to delete TeamViewer permanently, the last thing you need to do is emptying the Trash. To completely empty your trash can, you can right click on the Trash in the dock and choose Empty Trash, or simply choose Empty Trash under the Finder menu. (Notice: you can not undo this act, so make sure that you haven’t mistakenly deleted anything before doing this act.) If you change your mind, you can also right click on the items in the Trash and choose Put Back in the list. In case you cannot empty the Trash, reboot your Mac and do it again.
That’s all. After performing these steps you should have successfully remove TeamViewer and its associated files to make more disk space available.
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