How to Completely Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac: Step By Step

Robert Xiao
Last updated: Oct 17, 2023

In this blog post, you will discover several methods to thoroughly uninstall GlobalProtect from your Mac. Simply select the approach that suits you best.

GlobalProtect is a virtual private network (VPN) tool developed by Palo Alto Networks. It is designed to assist organizations in safeguarding their network resources and user devices from the impact of network threats.

If you have installed GlobalProtect on your Mac but no longer require its services, refer to this guide to learn how to completely remove it from your Mac.

Let's dive in.

[Tutorial] How to Completely Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac

Method 1. How to Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using Its Installer

The simplest way to uninstall GlobalProtect from your Mac is by using the GlobalProtect Installer.

If the installer is available on your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open the GlobalProtect.pkg file and click Continue > Continue.
  2. Select Uninstall GlobalProtect and click Continue.
  3. Click Install, enter your administrator password when prompted, and click Install Software.
  4. Once the installation is successful, GlobalProtect will be completely removed from your Mac.
Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using Its Installer

Method 2. How to Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using Terminal

If you cannot locate the GlobalProtect Installer, don't worry. You can use Terminal instead.

Here's how:

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

    sudo /Applications/

  3. Enter your password when prompted.

  4. Wait for the process to finish.

Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using Terminal

Method 3. How to Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using BuhoCleaner

If the previous methods do not work for you, consider using BuhoCleaner. BuhoCleaner is a cleaning utility designed to help you remove unwanted files and apps from your Mac with just a few clicks. It covers everything from system caches and logs to installed apps and old downloads.

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Here's how to use BuhoCleaner to completely remove GlobalProtect from your Mac.

  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click on App Uninstall to see a list of all installed apps on your Mac.
  3. Locate GlobalProtect, check it, and click the Remove button.
Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using BuhoCleaner

Method 4. How to Manually Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac Using Finder

The last approach is to use Finder, which enables you to uninstall all unwanted apps manually.

Please note that this method is time-consuming, as you'll need to locate and delete GlobalProtect's support files, which might be in various folders.

If you still want to proceed, follow these steps:

  1. Quit GlobalProtect. (To ensure all related GlobalProtect processes are closed, you can use Activity Monitor.)
  2. Open Finder > Applications and drag GlobalProtect to the Trash.
    Uninstall GlobalProtect on Mac with Finder
  3. Press Shift + Command + G to open the Go to Folder window.
  4. Enter ~/Library and press Return.
  5. Check for GlobalProtect support files in the following subfolders. If found, move them to the Trash.
    • Application Support
    • Preferences
    • Caches
    • Logs
    • Launch Agents
  6. Once all folders are checked, empty the Trash.


Now that you have four different methods to delete GlobalProtect from your Mac, it's time for you to choose a method you prefer and give it a try.

By the way, the BuhoCleaner we mentioned offers more than just cleaning. It can also assist you in analyzing your disk space and monitoring your system's real-time status in the menu bar. If you haven't tried it yet, it's worth checking out.

Robert is a tech-savvy fan who loves all things Apple. As a hobbyist of gardening and meditation, he is also a seasoned writer covering a wide array of Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, iOS, and more.