ProtectWorks AntiVirus is a lightweight app designed to help detect and remove types of malware from Mac computers. However you may encounter problems when trying to totally uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus. Here are some scenarios that may happen:
This post will discuss how to properly remove ProtectWorks AntiVirus for Mac. Two different solutions are provided below to guide you through the uninstallation. If you are desired to solve uninstall issue as fast and easily as possible, we strongly suggest you to carry out the removal task by utilizing a reputable, powerful uninstaller.
Osx Uninstaller is a handy yet high-efficient app designed to remove any problematic, stubborn or malicious apps on Mac. To entirely delete ProtectWorks AntiVirus as well as all its traces, you just need to take 3 simple steps: launch > select > uninstall. Now watch the video clip to know how it works to easily remove ProtectWorks AntiVirus.
Follow the simple steps below to thoroughly remove ProtectWorks AntiVirus:
1. Quit ProtectWorks AntiVirus if it is active, and then launch Osx Uninstaller.
2. Select ProtectWorks AntiVirus, and then click Run Analysis to start the scanning.
3. Review the 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.
4. Once the removal is complete, click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac.
In our test, ProtectWorks AntiVirus can be uninstalled and removed via Osx Uninstaller within one minute. Users don’t need to worry about any app remnants or incomplete uninstallation if they are running Osx Uninstaller to handle this task.
A comprehensive uninstaller definitely spare you from being stuck in various removal tasks. Yet if you still want to uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus without this handy tool, we list the manual steps to help you get rid of ProtectWorks AntiVirus from Mac computer. To start with, you should be logged into the Mac with an administrator account, and you might be asked for the password again during the uninstall process.
Note that if ProtectWorks AntiVirus is currently running, you should quit this app first. To do so, right click on its icon (in Dock or Menu Bar) and choose Quit.
Apparently it is still running in the background, and you can launch Activity Monitor to (force) quit all its background process.
Besides, don’t forget to remove its icon from Dock.
Now, here’s how you can uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus by regular method:
Notice: Emptying Trash is an irrevocable act, and everything in the Trash will be deleted immediately. So, be very cautious when you are going to take this step.
When installing ProtectWorks AntiVirus, you may have noticed that there exists an icon labeled Uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus in the installation file. That’s the dedicated uninstall tool used to execute the default uninstall. So if you still keep the file on your Mac, you can directly launch this tool to complete the standard uninstall.
Most Mac apps are bundle software that can be easily removed by aforementioned method. Yet some of them will create components like preference, cache and support files in different system directories during the first setup and daily usage. If you want to completely get rid of ProtectWorks AntiVirus, it is necessary to delete all related components scattered around the system. Here’s how to clear up the app remnants:
Warming: deleting the wrong items from Library could do harm to your other apps or even system, so make sure to be very careful what you try to delete. Meanwhile, 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 remove ProtectWorks AntiVirus components.
There are mainly two approaches to uninstall and remove ProtectWorks AntiVirus for Mac. You can either adopt an automated uninstaller to save much time and trouble, or instead, carry out the manual uninstallation to get rid of the unwanted app on Mac.
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