Easy Steps to Uninstall iStat pro from macOS and Mac OS X

“Hey, I tried to uninstall iStat pro but it says “cannot remove core components”. I’ve tried installing the new version, but it says “cannot copy files”. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this, and how to completely remove iStat pro from Mac OS X?”

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Do you searching for the proper way to uninstall iStat pro for Mac, now you’re in the right place. To learn more helpful tips & steps to remove unwanted apps from macOS, keep reading our blog for more tutorials.

iStat pro is the ultimate System monitoring widget, consisting of 9 sections which can be minimized, expanded or closed. It features detailed information on CPU, memory, hard drives, IP and external IP, bandwidth, CPU temperature, battery, uptime, temperatures and fans. You’ll know exactly what’s going on inside your mac. Not for the feint hearted or anyone with a small screen.


Basic Method to Uninstall iStat pro

First, we all know how to uninstall iStat pro for Mac in the most basic method on macOS, follow our removal guide to remove it step by step.

Step 1. Totally quit iStat pro before removal

To make sure everything goes Okay during the removal, you’d better terminate iStat pro process (es). If you don’t quit the target before start removing XXX, then you might come across this question:

“This is pissing me off. I dragged it from the Library/Widgets folder to the trash, but I can’t empty the trash because iStat pro is in use. HOW do I stop the stupid program so I can uninstall it???”

To avoid this problem from happening, you’d better follow the instructions below to end task of iStat pro: (couple of options)

  • Quit iStat pro from Dock Bar: Right click on the icon of iStat pro on the Dock, then choose Quit;


  • Or use Commend+ Q: Click the target’s setup on the top left corner, and choose Quit iStat pro (Commend+ Q).

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  • Or Launch Force Quit Window: press the combination Cmd + Opt + Esc, select iStat pro and click on the Force Quit button in the windows;


  • Negative Activity Monitor: Open the Utilities folder and launch the Activity Monitor >> Click on the Network tab and select processes associated with iStat pro >> Click on the Quit Process icon >> In a pop-up window, click on the Quit button to confirm the action.


Step 2. Delete iStat pro application using the Trash

Now you are ready to remove it in Applications folder:

  • Easily launch Applications >> Finder from Dock;
  • Find out the icon of iStat Menus, right click on the icon, and then select “Move to Trash”;
  • Or just drag it to the “Trash”.

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  • Empty the Trash to remove the main files of iStat pro from the Mac.
  • You will receive dialog window asking you if you are sure to remove the items.
  • Please click “Empty Trash” to delete the executable files of this application.

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Step 3. Locate and Clean up Leftovers of iStat pro

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  • 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 of the Application Support folder: ~/Library

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  • Search for any files or folders with the program’s name or developer’s name in the:

~/Library/Application Support


  • Right click on those items and click Move to Trash to delete them.
  • Empty the Trash to delete iStat pro leftovers permanently.


Why Mac Trash Cannot Uninstall iStat pro Completely?

Applications will generate a great quantity of associated files and leftovers, especially the security software and games when they have been installed successfully on Mac. Those junk files will not be located in the same folders but in different places of the system. Users have to find out and remove the useless files themselves if they uninstall applications with the Mac Trash or App self-uninstaller. What Trash or built-in uninstall tool can remove is only the main executable files of the application. Other components still exits in the relevant file folders. Normally, associated files would be divided into three types: additional support files, caches and preference files.

Manually deleting iStat pro leftovers can be a laborious task for inexperienced Mac users. If you are still not sure how to delete app remnants entirely, or you would like to save time in removing iStat pro alone with all its remnants, well, utilizing a professional removal tool is a better option for you, compared with the manual removal.

Advanced Remover to Uninstall iStat pro (Recommended)

Osx Uninstaller is a magic software that easily works removing any unwanted target completely. Only with three simple steps, this remover uninstalls iStat pro thoroughly as fast as you think.

Now try it:

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

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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;

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, iStat pro is gone from the list.

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