How to Uninstall Little Snitch Configuration on Your Mac

  • Bernice Curry
  • 16-09-30 9:09
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Little Snitch 3 (or Little Snitch Configuration) is a firewall software exclusively for Mac OS that allows users to take control of all incoming and outgoing internet connections. Once installed, it will require a reboot to install a number of monitoring tools in your Mac’s operating system. When an application attempts to send out data, Little Snitch will display a box asking if you want to allow or deny the connection.

Little Snitch Configuration seems to receive positive reviews among many users, but there are still some users who have trouble in using this application. As we observe, people decide to uninstall Little Snitch Configuration for multiple reasons, and they encounter different problems when trying to uninstall it. Have deleted its icon from the Applications folder but it is still working? In this post we will provide two uninstall solutions for your reference. You can choose the one you like to get started.

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Basic Steps to Uninstall Little Snitch Configuration on Mac

Before uninstalling any app on OS X, you should quite all related running process(es).

  • To quite Little Snitch Configuration, you need to right click on its icon on the Dock, choose the Quit option, and click on the Quit button in the pop-up dialog.

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  • To entirely deactivate an app, you can launch Activity Monitor, select the processes with the name of Little Snitch, and click the “X” button on the upper-left corner.

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Then you can proceed with the normal uninstall. 3 uninstall option are available here.

Option 1: remove target application in Launchpad

  • Open Launchpad, and input Little Snitch Configuration in the search box on the top.
  • Click and hold Little Snitch Configuration icon that appears until it starts to wiggle.
  • Click the “X” icon that appears on the left upper corner of Little Snitch Configuration, and click on the Delete button in the confirmation dialog.

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If you install Little Snitch Configuration through the App Store, and your system is OS X lion or later, you can take this approach to uninstall it. Once you click the X icon, the uninstallation will be handled immediately, and there is no need to empty the Trash afterwards. If you install it via a .pkg or .dmg file, then try the next two options.

Option 2: drag Little Snitch Configuration to the Trash

  • Open the Finder, and click on Applications in the sidebar to open the folder.
  • Scroll through to locate Little Snitch Configuration, and drag its icon to the Trash in the dock. Alternatively, you can right click on the app and click Move to Trash.
  • Right click the Trash icon and choose Empty Trash to perform the uninstall.

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If you cannot move an app to the Trash or empty the Trash, try holding the Option key as you choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu, or reboot your Mac to try it again. This drag-to-delete method works in all versions of Mac OS X. Most apps can be smoothly uninstalled in that way, but it is not applicable to built-in Mac apps.

Warming: Emptying the Trash will instantly remove Little Snitch Configuration alone with other files you’ve thrown into the Trash, and this act is irrevocable. Any time you change your mind before emptying the Trash, you can restore the deleted file or app by right-clicking on it in the Trash and choosing the Put Back option.

Option 3: launch Little Snitch Uninstaller

  • Double click to open the installation package of Little Snitch Configuration.
  • Double click on the Little Snitch Uninstaller icon to run this application.

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  • In the Uninstall Little Snitch window, check the box “Also remove rules and settings” if you wish to do so, and then click on the Continue button.

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  • Click on OK to start uninstalling it, and then restart your Mac when it is complete.


You may have noticed that some Mac apps come with their own dedicated uninstaller. Those apps either install additional software to provide extended functions, or place library files and associated application dependencies elsewhere in OS X. For that kind of software, you’d better run the dedicated uninstaller to fully remove it from OS X.

Additional Steps to Delete Little Snitch Configuration Leftovers

As many users complain that, after they uninstall Little Snitch Configuration successfully, its traces still appear around their systems. Well, even for Mac OS X, uninstalling an app does not equal to the removal of all its components. Most Mac apps are self-contained packages that can be uninstalled by a drag-and drop, but there are still exceptions too. In this case, Little Snitch Configuration’s plugins and preferences files may still stay on your system. So go ahead with this part:

  • Open the Finder, click Go in the Menu bar, and select the entry Go to Folder…

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  • Type the path of the current user’s Library Folder: /Library, and then hit Enter key.

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  • Search for the files or folders which contains the name of Little Snitch Configuration or its vendor in the following locations: /Library, /Library/Caches, /Library/Preferences, /Library/Application Support, /Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/LaunchDaemons, /Library/PreferencePanes, /Library/StartupItems
  • Right click the matched files or folders, and select Move to Trash option.

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  • Type the path of User Library inside Home Folder: ~/Library and then hit Enter key.
  • Identify and delete the matched files or folders in the same set of folders.
  • Empty the Trash to delete Little Snitch Configuration leftovers permanently.

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You can type Little Snitch Configuration in the search bar in the right top corner of any Finder window to locate and delete associated components. That’s what you need to do if you wish to fully get rid of Little Snitch Configuration. Locating all files pertaining to the Little Snitch Configuration can be a laborious work, so here we would recommend you a more effective and time-saving option – using a reputed Mac uninstaller to remove any software including all its components in just a few clicks.

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One-Station Solution: Remove Little Snitch Configuration Entirely

An incomplete uninstall of Little Snitch Configuration may trigger many troublesome issues, for instance, the internet connection alerts continue to display and interrupt your operations. Want to make the uninstall process more simple and quicker? Still fail to fully get rid of Little Snitch Configuration? Then try this. Osx Uninstaller is a handy tool specializing in uninstalling any unwanted, problematic, stubborn and malicious apps on Mac OS X. With a user-friendly interface and powerful engine, it will guide users to fully remove Little Snitch Configuration in a few clicks.

1. Download Osx Uninstaller and install this tool to the Application folder.


2. Launch Osx Uninstaller, select Little Snitch Configuration and click Run Analysis.

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3. Review related files and folders, click Complete Uninstall button, and click Yes in the pop-up dialog box to fully remove all components of Little Snitch Configuration.

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Done! The whole process may even last less than one minute. Incredibly simple.

Video demonstration – how to uninstall Little Snitch Configuration

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This tutorial demonstrates different methods to help you uninstall Little Snitch Configuration on Mac. The manual methods are totally free but require more time, energy and knowledge, while the recommended solution, though priced, is suitable for all users and all apps. Choose the one as you like. It is all up to you.



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