3 Ways to Completely Remove Kaspersky from Mac

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Summary: If you are looking for a way to uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security from your Mac completely, then you have come to the right place. Here in this post, you will find 3 best ways.

Kaspersky Internet Security is one of the best antivirus software for Mac. But if you don't like it or have found a better alternative and want to remove it from your Mac, keep reading this blog, and we will show you how to get rid of it properly in 3 ways.

Let's get started.

3 Ways to Completely Uninstall Kaspersky on Mac

What is Kaspersky and Why Remove It

Kaspersky is a widely-used security suite. It can prevent your Mac from getting infected with malware, adware and viruses.

A lot of reasons might make you want to uninstall it from your Mac. Here are some of the most common ones.

  • You find a better alternative.
  • It consumes a lot of system resources.
  • It conflicts with other applications or software.

Whatever your reason is, if you want to get rid of it completely, you can use one of the following 3 ways.

How to Remove Kaspersky on Mac Through Its Menu

Kaspersky Internet Security has a built-in uninstall feature that allows you to remove it through its menu.

  1. Quit Kaspersky Internet Security first. Otherwise, you may not be able to uninstall it.
  2. Click Help in the Kaspersky Internet Security menu and choose Support.
  3. In the new pop-up window, click on the Uninstall button.
    Uninstall Kaspersky Through Its Menu
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.

By performing the above steps, you should have completely removed Kaspersky Internet Security. But the truth is that Kaspersky still leaves files on your Mac, taking up your space for nothing. As far as we know, its related files are mainly stored in the Library folder, and you can use Finder to find them out and delete them manually.

  1. Open Finder and press Shift + Command + G to open the Go to Folder window.
  2. Paste the following paths accordingly and press Enter.
  • ~/Library/Application Scripts
  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Saved Application State
  • ~/Library/Group Containers
  • ~/private/var/folders/I8
  • ~/private/tmp
  • /Library/Launch Daemons
  1. Find the Kaspersky-related files and move them to the Trash.
  2. Once you have moved all Kaspersky-related files to the Trash, empty the Trash and restart your Mac.

How to Uninstall Kaspersky on Mac with Its Native Uninstaller

Kaspersky also provides you with a native uninstaller to get rid of it completely. Here's what you need to do.

  1. Download the native uninstaller from here.  
  2. Open the dmg file named kismac21.1.0.150uninstaller.
    Kaspersky Uninstaller - Double Click Trash Icon
  3. Double click the trash icon in it and the uninstallation process will start.
    Kaspersky Uninstaller - Start Uninstallation Process
  4. When the uninstallation is complete, click the Quit button.
    Kaspersky Uninstaller - Quit Uninstallation Process
  5. Repeat steps 5-8 in the above method to remove all associated files of Kaspersky.

How to Uninstall Kaspersky on Mac with BuhoCleaner

As you can see, the above approach is a bit complicated for new Mac users. In this case, you can use a third-party uninstaller to remove Kaspersky completely. BuhoCleaner is the tool you can try. It is one of the best app uninstallers for macOS. Not only can you use it to remove Kaspersky with one click, but you can also use it to find and remove the leftover files of uninstalled apps.

Here are the steps.

  1. Download and install BuhoCleaner on your Mac.
  2. Launch it and click on Application Uninstall > Scan.
    Uninstall Apps with BuhoCleaner
  3. Locate Kaspersky, check the box next to it, and click the Remove button.
    Completely Uninstall Kaspersky with BuhoCleaner

If you have manually dragged Kaspersky to the Trash before, you can switch to Leftovers to detect and delete its residual files.

Wrapping Up

That's all for how to uninstall Kaspersky on Mac completely. Hopefully, by using one of these 3 ways, you have successfully deleted Kaspersky from your Mac.

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