Unable to completely remove ExpressVPN from your Mac? Have no idea how to restore the network system settings after the uninstall? Get help in this removal guide.
As a virtual private network provider, ExpressVPN claims to help users encrypt web traffic, hide IP addresses and overcome censorship & Internet restrictions. After the free 30-day trial period, users have to pay for a subscription to continuously use the services. If you decide not to use it, take the proper steps to uninstall ExpressVPN.
There are actually many options to uninstall ExpressVPN for Mac. Hereby we will list three available methods of removing ExpressVPN and you can choose a preferred one to carry out the uninstallation. But before that, make sure to check if ExpressVPN has been shut down. If it is currently running, the uninstall cannot be completed.
To quit an app on macOS/Mac OS X: (1) right click on its icon in Dock, and choose Quit; or (2) click the app icon in Menu Bar, and choose Quit [app name] option.
To force quit an frozen/unresponsive app: (3) launch Activity Monitor from Spotlight, click the app in the list, click X button in upper left corner, and click Force Quit button; or (4) press Command – Option- Esc keys together, then select the app in the Force Quit Applications folder, click Force Quit button, and confirm the request.
Now we can start with the uninstall of ExpressVPN. Here are the available options:
After throwing ExpressVPN into Trash, you can click the Finder menu and choose Empty Trash to permanently remove this app, but if there are other items in the Trash, you’d better go to check if those items can be deleted together before the emptying.
Mac beginners may be not so familiar with Terminal,which can be used to remove unwanted app as long as you know the dedicated uninstall script. In this case, ExpressVPN contains a uninstall tool in its app package that you can make use of.
With Osx Uninstaller in hand you only need to take a few simple clicks to get rid of any unwanted, problematic, or stubborn apps. An one-stop solution for Mac users.
Finally we still want to emphasize that, ExpressVPN may store some related files or plugins outside the default installation directory. For that kind of leftovers you may need to manually hunt them down in the hidden /Library or ~/Library folder.
For more details about how to detect app remnants, see this page.
To remove the VPN configurations ExpressVPN creates in Network, open up System Preferences, and click Networks. Then click Express VPN in the list, and click the minus button below to delete this entry. If the minus button is grey, make sure to unlock the settings by clicking the Lock icon and entering your admin password.
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