Uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus for Mac without Hassle

  • Bernice Curry
  • 17-10-09 9:09
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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:

  • ProtectWorks AntiVirus keeps running on background or cannot be quit;
  • ProtectWorks AntiVirus cannot be moved to the Trash because it is in use;
  • ProtectWorks AntiVirus components cannot be totally deleted from your Mac…

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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.

How to Remove ProtectWorks AntiVirus in Clicks?

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.

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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.

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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.

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How Can I Uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus Manually?

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.

Step 1: Trash ProtectWorks AntiVirus

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.

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Apparently it is still running in the background, and you can launch Activity Monitor to (force) quit all its background process.

Activity Monitor

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Besides, don’t forget to remove its icon from Dock.

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Now, here’s how you can uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus by regular method:

  • Open up Finder from the Dock, and click Applications on the sidebar.
  • Locate ProtectWorks AntiVirus, right click its icon and choose Move to Trash.

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  • When prompted, enter the current admin account password to allow this change.
  • Head to Finder menu, choose Empty Trash, and click Empty Trash again. Alternative, right click Trash icon in dock, choose Empty Trash and click OK in pop-up dialog.

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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.

  • In Finder, open up the DMG file and double click Uninstall ProtectWorks AntiVirus.

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  • Click Open button in the pop-up window to allow launching this tool.

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  • Click Continue > Uninstall, then type your admin password and click Install Helper.

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  • As the uninstallation is complete, click Close to exit out of the wizard.

Step 2. Delete Leftovers in (~)Library

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:

  • Open the Finder, click the “Go” from the Menu Bar, and select Go to Folder…
  • Type the path of the top level Library on hard disk: /Library, and hit Enter key.

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  • Search for the files or folders which contains the name of target app or the vendor in the following locations and delete the matched items: /Library, /Library/Caches, /Library/Preferences, /Library/Application Support, /Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/LaunchDaemons, /Library/PreferencePanes, /Library/StartupItems

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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.

  • Go ahead to open up the user library inside home folder: ~/Library.
  • Type the name of target app or its vendor in the Search Bar, and click on Library.
  • Identify the matched items, right click on them and choose Move to Trash option.

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.

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Bottom Line:

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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