Effective Methods to Remove Airfoil 5.8.3 from macOS, How to Guide

“Hello, I have a problem about how to completely remove Airfoil from macOS and Mac OS X, the version is 5.8.3, which from Rogue Amoeba Software. The thing is that I cannot get rid of it from my iMac, can someone please help me to uninstall it safely? Thanks in advanced!!!”

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From Rogue Amoeba Software:

Send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It’s your audio everywhere. With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers!

Airfoil for Mac is an innovative audio management application that quickly streams audio from your Mac to AirPort devices including TVs and computers. Aside from some synchronization issues, Airfoil offers an entirely unique experience.


Multiple reasons to remove Airfoil

Generally, people would like to remove Airfoil Speakers for many different reasons:

  • No longer need to use it,
  • Remove it for upgrading to the newer version,
  • The program itself may not perform stably on the Mac,
  • Or unload some applications to free up some hard disk space

Effective Methods to Remove Airfoil for Mac

No matter which reason you want to remove Airfoil for Mac, you want to remove the program thoroughly and effectively on the computer, but there is not every one can be lucky enough to uninstall Airfoil Speakers with ease, unless you follow our guides to properly & completely uninstall it step by step.

Method I. Remove Airfoil with Traditional Mac Removal

I bet the drag-and-drop process has been heard by most people in macOS usage, now let’s try remove Airfoil 5.8.3 by the most basic process on macOS and Mac OS X manually.

Part 1. Quit Airfoil for Mac firstly

If you want the removal goes smoothly, then quit the application before uninstalling it. Here we provide 4 options for to you to completely shut down the target.

Option 1. Quit it from Dock Bar

Right click on the icon of Airfoil on the Dock, then choose Quit;

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Option 2. Run Commend+ Q

If it is not on Dock, then click the target’s setup on the top left corner, and choose Quit Airfoil (Commend+ Q).

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Option 3. Launch Force Quit Window

when it is either on Dock or Menu section, press the combination Cmd + Opt + Esc, select Airfoil and click on the Force Quit button in the windows;


Option 4. Negative Activity Monitor

Launch the Activity Monitor on Dock >> Click on the Network tab and select processes associated with Airfoil >> Click on the Quit Process icon >> In a pop-up window, click on the Quit button to confirm the action.


Part 2. Using Drag-and-Drop to Uninstall Airfoil

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Next, turn to the most familiar part on macOS to remove unwanted application, that is, negative the Applications folder to remove Airfoil.

  • Open Applications folder;
  • Click and hold the Airfoil icon;
  • Drag this icon to Trash,


  • Or right click the icon to choose “Move to Trash”.

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  • Select Empty the Trash and finish removing this application.

Note that is the app was downloaded from the App Store, then remove it in the Launchpad is the seam solution as the Applications folder.

Part 3. Delete all associated files in Library

Move to the final part to clean up all leftovers of Airfoil in Library, you might be careful & cautious enough, because it is somehow difficult and multifarious process in removing things.

  • Go to the Library folder to clean up the related files of Airfoil:

~/Library/Application Support/Airfoil’,
~/Library/Application Support/Airfoil Satellite’,
~/Library/Saved Application State/com.rogueamoeba.Airfoil.savedState’,
~/Library/Saved Application State/com.rogueamoeba.AirfoilSpeakers.savedState’,

Or search the related files of Airfoil manually in Library to delete them by doing these:

  • Open the Finder >> Go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, and select “Go to Folder…

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  • And then enter the path: ~/Library;
  • Search for any files or folders with the program’s name Airfoil,
  • or developer’s name in the rogueamoeba
  • Once it has showed up, right click to delete it.
  • Check carefully these folders for the traces of it:

~/Library/Application Support

library find library

Now you are done to remove Airfoil for Mac, but if you are looking for an easier way to remove Airfoil, then keep reading the Method II, it won’t disappointed you.

Method II. Remove Airfoil with New Automated Uninstaller

In this part, download Osx Uninstaller on your Mac, and begin the easy removal tour—remove Airfoil cleanly in a short time all together with its leftovers.

Follow these steps to safely Uninstall Airfoil with all leftovers:

Step 1. Select Airfoil which you need to remove in the list, easily hit Run Analysis button;

step 1

Step 2. Then, the uninstaller will analysis the target app as fast as in a few seconds later, click the button “Complete Uninstall” when all the related folders and flies appeared in the list;

Effective Methods to Remove Airfoil 5.8.3 from macOS

Step 3. The tool will easily delete all the related folders and flies scanned in Step 2, now press Back to Step 1 and click Refresh, Airfoil is gone from the list

Now, Airfoil for Mac is gone for good with all associated files left in macOS computer, users have no need to clean the leftovers themselves manually. Learn more details in this video:

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