“How can I manually remove TechTool Pro?” That’s a thread posted on the Micromat forum. As a paid software for system repair and maintenance, TechTool Pro may not satisfy many users’ demands and they try to remove this app from their Macs.
But what’s the right way to uninstall TechTool Pro for Mac? And how can you make sure that you have deleted all relevant files? If you are one of those who are desired to get rid of all components of this app, this guide you are browsing could be helpful.
Hereby we will discuss 4 crucial issues about Mac app uninstall, to help you have a comprehensive understanding of how to perfectly, entirely uninstall TechTool Pro.
Being prompted that “TechTool Pro cannot be moved to Trash because it is in use”? Here’s the fix: shut down all running processes pertaining to the app before the uninstall. If the TechTool Pro is open, quit this app, and if necessary, launch Activity Monitor to check if there is any associated process running on the background.
The macOS provides multiple options to quit a running or frozen app:
(1)Right click on the app icon on the Dock, and choose the Quit option
(2)Click the app icon appearing in the Menu Bar, and choose Quit [app name]
(3)Launch Activity Monitor, select the process pertaining to the target app, then click the X button on the upper left corner, and click (Force) Quit in the pop-up dialog.
What if the target app cannot be shut down even in Activity Monitor? To solve this issue, you can reboot your Mac into Safe Mode, and then perform the uninstall.
Additionally, if TechTool Pro icon remains in Dock, right click on it and then choose Options > Remove from Dock (or drag and drop it to the Trash icon on the right).
After quitting TechTool Pro, you can start the uninstall by trashing the app from Applications folder in Finder to the Trash. Here are the regular steps you can follow to uninstall TechTool Pro (or other 3rd party apps ) on macOS/Mac OS X:
Note: Be cautious when trying to empty the Trash. Deleting TechTool Pro individually in the Trash avoid the risk of mistakenly deleting other files that may still be needed.
> For some apps that come with a dedicated uninstaller, you can try to locate the uninstaller, and launch the tool to start the removal.
Previous versions of TechTool Pro come with a dedicated uninstall script. For instance, to uninstall TechTool Pro 6, you can launch the TechTool Pro installer, then uncheck the box “Install TechTool Pro” and check the box “Remove TechTool Pro” in the Customize pane. Once the installer completes, you will be prompted that the program “has bee installed”, which actually means it has been removed from your Mac.
> For apps that are installed through Mac App Store, you can head to the Launchpad, press and hold the app icon until it starts to jiggle, and then click the Delete button. A comfirmation dialog will pop up and you need to click the Delete button again to process the uninstall instantly.
Whether you carry out the uninstall by running the installer or deleting the app in Finder, you are supposed to check if there is any TechTool Pro leftover that remains in your system. To guarantee a complete, clean removal, follow the steps below below:
Here are some directories that may contain TechTool Pro components:
~/Library/Caches, ~/Library/Preferences, ~/Library/Application Support, ~/Library/Saved Application State, ~/Library/LaunchAgents, ~/Library/LaunchDaemons, ~/Library/PreferencePanes, ~/Library/StartupItems
Finally you can empty the Trash to permanently wipe out TechTool Pro traces on your Mac. But it should also be pointed out that, some files created by TechTool Pro may not contain the title of the app or its vendor, which means you may still fail to track down all the components. So, what’s the better choice to remove TechTool Pro?
Compared with the previous manual deletion, utilizing an half-automated, reputable uninstall tool will save much time and spare you a lot of trouble. Featured with intuitive user interface and streamlined uninstall process, Osx Uninstaller provides you a solution to quickly remove unwanted, problematic and stubborn apps on Mac.
This video shows how Osx Uninstaller works to quickly remove TechTool Pro:
How to get this handy, lightweight tool for your Mac? You can download it here, and note that it requires a valid license key to work smoothly in app removal tasks.
After reading through this post, have you acquired the tricks to uninstall TechTool Pro from your Mac? And which uninstall option do you prefer to use to get rid of unwanted apps? We are glad to have your comments or suggestion on this guide.