Uninstalling Viscosity

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ev


Post by ev » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:32 pm
Greetings,

Viscosity seems quite a useful application, polished and well done, but before evaluating Viscosity I'd like to see a complete list of uninstalling instructions (I like to keep the system clean).

If one ever want to uninstall Viscosity, other than trashing:
  • ~/Library/Preferences/com.viscosityvpn.Viscosity.plist;
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Viscosity;
  • the app itself;
  • the tun and tap kexts;
what's left? what's been changed during the first activation?

Thanks for your time and for Viscosity.

James

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Post by James » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:48 am
Hi ev,

You'll also need to trash the tun/tap startup items located at:
/Library/StartupItems/

And that's everything.

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James
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ev


Post by ev » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:38 am
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

Another question, if it's too much: the FAQ say Viscosity needs administration rights to install the tun & tap kexts and "set the correct permissions on OpenVPN and support files". I wonder if the affected directories/files are just the one to trash when uninstalling Viscosity.

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Post by James » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:29 am
When Viscosity seeks administration rights it installs the tun/tap drivers and startup items, and changes the permissions on files inside the Application itself (in Viscosity.app/Contents/Resources). Trashing the Viscosity application and tun/tap files trashes everything that was changed.

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Post by yuzz » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:51 pm
Sorry to bump up such an old topic, but I can't find the (kext?) files of the tun/tap drivers. Where exactly should I look for them on my system (OSX 10.6.8)?

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Post by James » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:41 pm
Hi yuzz,

The TUN/TAP drivers are contained inside Viscosity itself. Quitting Viscosity and moving it to the trash deletes both the Viscosity application and the TUN/TAP drivers.

You can find instructions on how to uninstall Viscosity at:
http://www.thesparklabs.com/support/uni ... viscosity/

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James
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Post by robjewitt » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:36 pm
Are there any further instructions for removing Viscosity under OSX 10.7.2 Lion, as the following folders no longer exist:

~/Library/Preferences/com.viscosityvpn.Viscosity.plist;
~/Library/Application Support/Viscosity;

Each time I uninstall Viscosity, then reinstall it seems to remember my registration details and my VPN connections. I want a clean and complete uninstall if possible.

[EDIT] Seems like I forgot that Lion hides the Library folder - found it in Finder using the Go To command... Voila

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Post by dccarroll » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:33 am
James - This thread: http://www.sparklabs.com/forum/viewtopi ... tall#p4710 - indicates there are some Viscosity helper files in the /Library directory. Any other remnants like this?

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Post by James » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:44 pm
Hi dccarroll,

The following article has been updated to list all paths for the current version (1.5.2):
http://www.sparklabs.com/support/uninst ... viscosity/

Cheers,
James
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