Spotflux for Mac is a VPN client that allows you to surf the web anonymously and browse content that is not available to you locally, though the number of routing servers it provides is limited. Don’t want to keep this app anymore? What’s the proper way to remove Spotflux from your Mac? You may face one of the following issues:
>Spotflux cannot be deleted to the Trash because it is in use;
> Spotflux still pops up after you have performed the standard uninstall;
> Spotflux components remain and hide deep inside system directories…
There are multiple ways of uninstalling an unwanted app on Mac. Roughly, you can either take regular steps to remove Spotflux manually, or run a dedicated, reputable uninstall tool to take over the work. That largely depends on your demands.
Osx Uninstaller is a lightweight yet powerful tool specifically designed to remove any unneeded, problematic, stubborn or malicious apps for Mac users. To entirely get rid of Spotflux as well as all its leftovers, you just need to take 3 simple steps: launch > select > uninstall. Now watch the clip to know how this tool works perfectly.
Step 1. Quit Spotflux if it is active, and then launch Osx Uninstaller.
Step 2. Select Spotflux, and then click Run Analysis to start the scanning.
Step 3. Review components that are scanned out from your system, click Complete Uninstall and then Yes in the pop-up dialog box to perform a thorough uninstall.
Step 4. Once the removal is complete, click Back to Interface to re-scan your Mac.
In our test, Spotflux can be thoroughly deleted by Osx Uninstaller, and the whole process only takes a few seconds to complete. No unnecessary hassle. No trace left.
With a comprehensive uninstaller in hand, you will be free from any unsuccessful or incomplete uninstallation. But if you want to learn how to remove an app without 3rd party tool, we also list detailed steps to guide you through the manual removal.
First of all, if Spotflux is currently running, you should quit this app (and its background processes). Here we share three options to exit out of an app:
(1)Right click on Spotflux icon in Dock and choose Quit;
(2)Head to Spotflux menu at the top bar and choose Quit Spotflux;
(3)Launch Activity Monitor, select Spotflux (or the process pertaining to Spotflux) under Process Name, click X button on the upper left corner, and click Quit button.
Now you can proceed to uninstall Spotflux by the following steps:
Note that emptying Trash is irrevocable and everything in the Trash will be deleted from your Mac immediately. You’d better review your Trash before emptying it.
Additionally, if you install an app via Mac App Store, you can take this way as well:
As soon as you click the X, the uninstallation will be handled immediately.
Uninstalling apps on Mac is quite simple and intuitive if you are familiar with the process. But you should also know that, deleting an app through the Trash does not guarantee a 100% uninstall effect as some of the app components may still linger around your system. So to totally get rid of Spotflux, continue with the steps below:
Search for the files or folders which contains the name of Spotflux or the vendor in the following locations and then delete them: /Library, /Library/Caches, /Library/Preferences, /Library/Application Support, /Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/LaunchDaemons, /Library/PreferencePanes, /Library/StartupItems
Warming: Mistakenly deleting items from Library might have influence on your other apps or even system, so make sure to verify the files before deleting them.
It could be time-wasting going through each folder and searching for app leftovers. Luckily, you can make use of the Search in Finder to hunt down associated files:
If there are still some files you fail to locate or identify, do a web search about the app components. Besides, advanced users can utilize the Terminal (located in /Utilities folder) to list the contents of the directory in question and then delete offending items.
Finally, empty the Trash to permanently delete all Spotflux components.
So far you should have learned two different approaches to uninstall Spotflux for Mac. As we said before, both options have their own advantages, and you can pick up the one based on your demand to carry out the uninstallation. Using Osx Uninstaller avoids potential troubles and save your time in app removal tasks, but it requires a valid license to work perfectly. Encounter uninstall issues? Time to give it a try!
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