UninstallPKG
UninstallPKG
1.1.7

4.8

UninstallPKG free download for Mac

UninstallPKG

1.1.7
18 October 2019

Remove packages (.PKG) and all their contents.

Overview

UninstallPKG allows you to completely remove so called "packages" (file extension .pkg) and all their installed contents from your Mac. It can be used to reclaim precious disk space by removing unwanted functionality like unused printer drivers, or to completely remove applications you no longer use. UninstallPKG can also keep your Mac clean by removing left-over files from applications that you have already partially removed manually. It can remove all 37290 files of Office 2011 at once, or completely remove things like Java or the Flash plugin. It is also able to clean-up after uninstalling an application by removing it from the Dock and from the LoginItems directory, and erasing the files those packages generated (preferences, etc.).

What's new in UninstallPKG

Version 1.1.7:
  • Provide initial compatibility with 'Catalina'
  • Improved security through notarization, hardened runtime and helper-tool authentication
  • Fixed erroneous reporting about deleted generated files
  • Context-menu to reveal in Finder also works in Uninstall view now
  • Fixed display issues related to package size and preferences

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luckman212
16 March 2017

Most helpful

Been a Mac power user for many years. This is an amazing utility. I have tried other apps (some free, some not) but none were as thorough as UninstallPKG. Works well on Sierra and has been 100% reliable for me. Was having an issue with an app that wouldn't install properly due to some remnants from an old version, and with the help of this tool I was able to clear out the cobwebs and get everything working again. Developer is also helpful and the app gets updated pretty regularly. Recommend highly.
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Version 1.0.24
wug94
22 June 2019
Man, i can't find the words!!! Just big thank you!!! I wish you all the best!!!
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Version 1.1.6
RogerKatz
23 March 2018
The current version is 1.1.5
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Version 1.1.2
Jlock
30 October 2017
Awesome app
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Version 1.0.29
luckman212
16 March 2017
Been a Mac power user for many years. This is an amazing utility. I have tried other apps (some free, some not) but none were as thorough as UninstallPKG. Works well on Sierra and has been 100% reliable for me. Was having an issue with an app that wouldn't install properly due to some remnants from an old version, and with the help of this tool I was able to clear out the cobwebs and get everything working again. Developer is also helpful and the app gets updated pretty regularly. Recommend highly.
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Version 1.0.24
jimixdnb
19 June 2016
wow, I've just tried it. this thing is really useful :D! even in addition to something like cmm. I think it's safer, faster and cleaner to uninstall packages with this, than by hand, or with cmm. because cmm doesn't necessarily always find everything the pkg and/ or app created. and quite often the package installers don't even come with an uninstaller... or the uninstaller simply doesn't work very well. and typing in the terminal, for things that you do every now and then just isn't very efficient imo (don't get me wrong: I have nothing against the terminal, I really like it. but I think it makes more sense for tasks you don't administer too often). and for all of these things, this app is a freakin' godsend! I think something like cmm, together with uninstallpkg - and you can really keep your mac in a almost stainless state, for a very long time..
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Version 1.0.21
Trb
26 July 2015
Offering a recent experience, I was having trouble mounting an NTFS volume on my MacBook Pro. The volume mounted on my iMac and my backup MacBook, but no on my MBP. I've own many Mac OS X MacBooks over the years, and each time I got a newer one, I would use Apple's Migration Assistant to move my apps and documents to my newer MacBook. Over years, I've also installed (and uninstalled) various utilities so that I can write to NTSF volumes, such as MacFuse and Paragon's NTFS. I had deleted these using the vendors own "uninstaller" tools. However, it turns out that there were still components that remained. And because they persisted in my system, Migration Assistant copied them into the Mac OS X system on my new MBP, the NTFS volume wouldn't mount on my MBP. I spent days trying to find out what was going on, and I finally figured out what the key components were. There were items that remained from the MacFuse installation and from Paragon's NTFS. Using Terminal, I removed them manually. I posted this in a thread in Apple's Community Support forum, and received additional help from a fellow named Drew who apparently has a lot of experience using terminal. He suggested a few commands to discover what parts of MacFuse and NTFS were installed, and the locations they existed. Sure enough, there were long lists of orphaned parts. It would have taken me days to remove them manually. However, he mentioned the UninstallPKG. The trial version provides three free uninstallation, and so I tried it. In moments, it removed the orphaned remnants. Additionally, it identified remnants of other packages that I had removed years ago. These remnants could potentially be bloating the OS, and impacting performance. I've purchased a subscription, and I'm removing these remnants as well. For me, the bottom line is that the UninstallerPKG app if far more efficient than entering commands in Terminal, and it's far safer too. Nevertheless, it is essential to do a full backup prior to modifying one's installed OS. People need to know what the potential consequences might be. But for those who have some level of technical comfort and knowledge, this utility is a gem.
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Version 1.0.15
Wts
17 June 2015
Reading the " help " file strongly suggests to me that there is very limited value to uninstalling PKG's.

Also, the idea of " saving " hard drive space is somewhat meaningless when you have 2 and more terabytes hard drives.

Also why take a chance on removing files that were installed by the programmer of the application.

This app to me seems as dangerous as the app Clean my Mac i used a few months ago which created so many startup problems and crashing apps i was forced to reformat my hard drive and reinstall OS.

For me AppDelete is still the safest for removing files and if it misses some files that's fine with me because AppDelete has never created problems and if i have some doubts what it decides to remove i can just archieve what AppDelete wants to trash.
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Version 1.0.13
2 answer(s)
Trb
Trb
26 July 2015
Hi Wts -

Offering a recent experience, I was having trouble mounting an NTFS volume on my MacBook Pro. The volume mounted on my iMac and my backup MacBook, but no on my MBP.

I've own many Mac OS X MacBooks over the years, and each time I got a newer one, I would use Apple's Migration Assistant to move my apps and documents to my newer MacBook.

Over years, I've also installed (and uninstalled) various utilities so that I can write to NTSF volumes, such as MacFuse and Paragon's NTFS. I had deleted these using the vendors own "uninstaller" tools. However, it turns out that there were still components that remained. And because they persisted in my system, Migration Assistant copied them into the Mac OS X system on my new MBP, the NTFS volume wouldn't mount on my MBP.

I spent days trying to find out what was going on, and I finally figured out what the key components were. There were items that remained from the MacFuse installation and from Paragon's NTFS. Using Terminal, I removed them manually.

I posted this in a thread in Apple's Community Support forum, and received additional help from a fellow named Drew who apparently has a lot of experience using terminal. He suggested a few commands to discover what parts of MacFuse and NTFS were installed, and the locations they existed. Sure enough, there were long lists of orphaned parts. It would have taken me days to remove them manually. However, he mentioned the UninstallPKG. The trial version provides three free uninstallation, and so I tried it.

In moments, it removed the orphaned remnants. Additionally, it identified remnants of other packages that I had removed years ago. These remnants could potentially be bloating the OS, and impacting performance. I've purchased a subscription, and I'm removing these remnants as well.

For me, the bottom line is that the UninstallerPKG app if far more efficient than entering commands in Terminal, and it's far safer too.

Nevertheless, it is essential to do a full backup prior to modifying one's installed OS. People need to know what the potential consequences might be. But for those who have some level of technical comfort and knowledge, this utility is a gem.
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Jimw
Jimw
31 May 2018
I have been using "Clean My Mac' for years with no such problems as you mentioned. However I also pair it with Onyx and FileBuddy as well to do a complete drive cleanup every few months.
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Radus
14 June 2015
in combination with tinkertool system the best way to remove an app
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Version 1.0.11
Xenophile
31 December 2014
I tried this and it reported a few dozen defunct packages for apps I've manually uninstalled. Ok, so I must have missed a few files, right? Well....it listed the remaining files as application bundles residing in my /Applications folder, despite them being long gone. Even more disturbing, when I had it unsintall the defunct package it reported success and claimed to have uninstalled the non-existant app bundles! I will stick to my tried and true method of using iTrash for simple installations or for more complex installations, simply opening the original installer package in Pacifist or Suspicious Package to find all file locations for manual deletion. My method is slower but I prefer the certainty of it.
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Version 1.0.7
hamm
04 December 2014
It is perfect! I was so worrying about Korean websites' security plugins installed by PKG files. But now I can uninstall them clearly with this UninstallPKG. Thanks!! :) p.s. I installed UninstallPKG but it doesn't appear on the Launchpad...!(Yosemite) What happened?
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Version 1.0.7
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lacwbo
lacwbo
27 April 2015
It does not appear in my MacUpdate Desktop scan or on the Launchpad.
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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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