How to completely uninstall Popcorn Time from Mac

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Did you ever run into difficulty when you are trying to uninstall Popcorn Time? Popcorn Time removal on Mac can be troublesome if you are not sure how to do and how can you perform a complete uninstallation. Hereby, we will discuss the potential problems you may encounter when to uninstall Popcorn Time on Mac OS X and how to thoroughly remove Popcorn Time both manually and automatically.

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Potential problems you may encounter due to improper uninstallation
When to uninstall Popcorn Time, most of Mac users may proceed the instructions chronically without a second thought.

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  • Quit all the processes of Popcorn Time
  • Locate the application in Finder or in the DOCK
  • Click and hold on the application icon and then drag the icon to the Trash.

Do you feel anything improper with this uninstall way? It seems that you have uninstalled the unwanted application from your Mac, yet chances are you may encounter several problems, such as:

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  • A slowdown of your Mac after removal due to the leftovers of the unwanted application
  • Remnant files about the removed application can be found
  • The application is still running in the background even you have removed it
  • Error massage prompts due to the damaged program

How to correctly uninstall Popcorn Time manually

To ensure a successful and complete uninstallation of Popcorn Time, you need to do more detective work to locate and erase the bundles and associated files of Popcorn Time, including the support files, preference files and cache files. Here is how can you thoroughly uninstall Popcorn Time in a manual way.

  • Step 1: Quit the process of the application.

Normally you can head to the app menu on the top bar and choose Quit option from there. Yet if an app is frozen to quit or still run on the backgroudn, you should force quit it before the uninstall. There are three ways to force quit a frozen app:

(1) Navigate to the Activity Monitor, change the filter into “All Process”, click on the Popcorn Time if it is active, and then click “Quit Process”.

quite process 1

(2) Or alternatively, you can fore quit the process of Popcorn Time. Press Command+ Option+ Escape keys on your keyboard to switch on the Activity Monitor. Click on the icon, click “Force Quit” and then confirm the operation in the pop-up window.

force quit 1

(3) Right click on the app’s icon on the Dock, and choose Force Quit option.

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  • Step 2: Remove the executive file by dragging the icon to the Trash.

Open Finder, click on the Applications on the sidebar, then locate PopcornTime and drag its icon to the Trash.

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  • Step 3: Scan for PopcornTime leftovers in Library

First of all, open Finder, click on “Go”menu and select “Library” on the dropdown list.

If you can’t directly find Library on the list, you can press down and hold on the Option key, click on “Go” and then select “Library”. Still, if you can’t find the Library option, you may have hidden the user library folder. What you need to so first is to unhide the user library folder.

Go--Library

  1. OS X Yosemite:
    If you are using the OS X Yosemite, you can follow the instructions as bellow to unhide the user library folder.
    Launch Finder and navigate to the home folder, and then successively click Macintosh HD – Users – Username
    Click on “View” on the menu bar, and then select “Show View Options” or press “J” on your keyboard.
    You will be directed to a new window, click “Show Library Folder”.
  2. OS X Mavericks and Older versions:
    Open Finder, and navigate to Applications – Utilities – Terminal. Click “Applications” on the left-hand side bar in Finder, click “Utilities”, and then double click on “Terminal” to launch it. Then enter “chflags nohidden ~/Library” into Terminal without the question marks and then press “Return” on your keyboard.

terminal— unhide library folder

unhide Library folder

  • Step 4: Locate and delete Preference files

Under Library, open Preferences folder, find out the files with the application’s name or its developer’s name, and then move all the target files to the Trash.

Preferences folder

Popcorn Time Preference files

  • Step 5: Delete Support files

Back to Library, open the folder named Application Support, and then delete the application itself and those files related to the application or its developer

Application Support folder

  • Step 6: Delete Caches

Same as the previous two steps, you need to open the Cache folder under Library, and then trash the files of the specific application.

Caches

Here’s a little trick you can detect PopcornTime-related files on your Mac: type PopcornTime in the Search box, and when the matched items appear in the result, select the files or folders with the name of PopcornTime and move them to the Trash.

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  • Step 7: Right click on Trash icon and select “Empty Trash”

To completely uninstall Popcorn Time from your Mac, you will need to clean up your trash. Yet note that you need to check whether there is anything important in the Trash bin before you empty Trash.

Empty Trash

That’s how you can thoroughly uninstall Popcorn Time correctly and completely from your Mac. Manual removal is time-consuming as you can see there are too many steps to cover. Except for the manual uninstall way, you can also resort to a convenient and fast way of automation to remove Popcorn Time.

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How to uninstall Popcorn Time in simple steps (Recommended)

If you are reluctant to perform the removal of Popcorn Time with the complex uninstall method, or you can’t remove Popcorn Time thoroughly with the instructions above, you can choose an automatic way, which will allow you to achieve a complete uninstallation.

Before you start your removal, you will need to download and install a professional uninstaller onto your Mac, and the installation will charge you of nothing. So let’s see how you can completely uninstall Popcorn Time with simple steps in seconds.

Here are the simple steps you will need to take when using this handy tool:

  • Launch the smart tool in Finder or in the DOCK.
  • Select the icon of Popcorn Time by clicking, and then click on the “Run Analysis” button, which will automatically scan out all the components of the unwanted application for you.

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  • Make two more clicks to finish all your work to thoroughly uninstall Popcorn Time. Click on the “Complete Uninstall” button and then select “YES” to make confirmation of your operation to remove Popcorn Time.

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Obviously, it is easier to uninstall Popcorn Time with the automatic way rather than the complex manual one comprised by several steps. Compared with the verbose typical method, it is a better choice for you to adopt the automatic one, which is simple to carry out and suitable for users of all level skills.

  • To continue uninstalling other apps installed on your Mac, you can click the “Back to Interface button“,  and perform the uninstall normally.

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If you are not so familiar with your Mac or not so skillful to handle the uninstallation on your machine, you will have to cautious when to uninstall Popcorn Time for improper removal can lead to bad results. Besides, incomplete removal will result in the accumulation of leftovers and eventually brings about troubles. If you are haunted by the failure of Popcorn Time removal, why not have a try? The automatic way can be not only used to remove Popcorn Time but also any other unwanted application on Mac OS X.

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