As a paid app that charges $ 8,TripMode for Mac allows user to take control of the network traffic, like preventing apps from pumping data in the background. Does it work good on your Mac? If for any case this app doesn’t meet your requirements, you may consider to uninstall TripMode after the free trial is expired. Now read through this post to know how you can remove all components of TripMode on your Mac.
In the following we will go with four questions to help you better understand the key points in a clean uninstallation, and two different uninstall ways are listed as well.
Have you encountered the message saying that “TripMode can’t be moved to Trash because it’s open”? The fix is to shut down the active TripMode prior to the uninstall.
If TripMode is running, its icon will appear in the upper right corner of the screen, and you can quit this app by clicking the icon and choosing the gear icon > Quit.
We summarize available options to quit a running or frozen app in macOS/Mac OS X:
(1) Right click the app icon in the Dock, and choose the Quit option
(2) Click the app menu when it appears in the menu bar, and choose Quit [app name]
(3) Launch Activity Monitor, select the process pertaining to the target app, then click the X button on the upper left corner, and click (Force) Quit in the pop-up dialog
(4) Press Command – Option – ESC(Escape) to bring up the Force Quit Applications window, select the app you want to stop running, and click Force Quit button
What if the target app cannot be shut down by any of these options? Well, the last option is to reboot your Mac into Safe Mode, to kill the auto-launch of 3rd-party apps.
Additionally, if TripMode icon remains in Dock, right click on it and then choose Options > Remove from Dock, or just drag and drop it to the Trash icon on the right.
After deactivating TripMode, you can go ahead to delete TripMode from the /Applications folder by trashing it. Here are the standard steps you can follow:
Note that the act of emptying the Trash is irrevocable, so make sure everything in Trash is useless before you empty the Trash. We still suggest you to delete TripMode alone in the Trash to avoid the risk of mistakenly deleting other files in the Trash.
Besides, there are two alternative ways of manually deleting a third-party app on Mac:
For some apps that come with a dedicated uninstaller, you can try to run the uninstaller in the installation file, or access the Uninstall option from the app menu and utilize the built-in uninstall script, to remove the app and other associated files.
For apps that are installed through Mac App Store, you can head to the Launchpad, press and hold the app icon until it starts to jiggle, and then click the X icon on the upper left corner of the icon. And you will be asked to confirm the deletion again.
You can end the uninstallation after deleting TripMode from the Applications folder. But if a clean, complete removal is what you are looking for, continue reading please.
Most third-party apps will create some associated files/folders and store them outside the app package. Those items will not be deleted along with the uninstallation of the app. As a result, you will need to hunt them down around the deep system directories.
Here are the steps to locate TripMode components hidden in your system:
Here are the directories that may contain the components of TripMode:
Once you have deleted all items pertaining to TripMode, you can empty the Trash to permanently wipe out TripMode traces. However, it should be pointed out that, some files created by TripMode may not contain the title of the app or its vendor, so chances are that you may still miss out some of TripMode-related items in the system.
Wondering if there is a one-stop solution to skip all those manual steps? If you have the same doubt, try to run a professional tool like Osx Uninstaller to get the job done.
Featured with user-friendly interface, quick response and streamlined process, Osx Uninstaller is designed to locate every piece of target app and remove them in a few clicks. If you are troubled by any uninstall issues, give this handy tool a try now.
As the video clip shows above, you can take a few clicks to easily uninstall TripMode.
Step 1. Deactivate TripMode if it is active, and then launch Osx Uninstaller.
Step 2. Select TripMode, and click Run Analysis to start the scanning.
Step 3. Click Complete Uninstall, and click Yes in the confirmation dialog.
Step 4: Click the Back to Interface button to display currently installed apps.
Wondering how to get this handy tool? You can click the Download button below to get the installation file. Then open up the .DMG file, and move the Osx Uninstaller icon to the Applications folder to complete the installation. Before using Osx Uninstaller to perform a thorough removal, you should be aware that Osx Uninstaller is a paid software and requires a valid license key to work smoothly. In addition, the vendor promises to provide a full refund if this app fails to solve your uninstall issues.
Still having other question about using Osx Uninstaller or uninstalling other Mac apps? Feel free to leave your comment here, and we’ll be glad to provide tech assistance.