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Uninstalling Wireshark on a Mac

asked 2018-01-29 20:24:06 +0000

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How can I uninstall WireShark completely from my Mac? I've been trying to remove my 'customizations' from the program, and uninstalling seemed to be the most effective option, but I can't even figure out how to uninstall. Any help would be appreciated!

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How do you uninstall any other program from a Mac? What makes this different?

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2018-01-30 16:57:07 +0000 )edit

Usually you simply drag the application icon out of the 'Applications' folder and into the trash. However, this does not completely uninstall your support files. So files like the user preferences that I mentioned in my post remain and are used (again) whenever you reinstall the program.

8cody gravatar image8cody ( 2018-01-30 18:01:28 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-01-30 18:53:59 +0000

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Go check out the About Wireshark dialog. It has a Folders tab which shows where Wireshark gets its configuration from. Your personal configuration is found in ~/.config/wireshark.

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