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How I Fully Remove Qustodio from Mac (Two Options)

  • Jenny
  • Mar 05,2019
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What is Qustodio? It is a cross-platform parental control app.

The main features of Qustodio include web content filtering, app blocking, a detailed activity log and so on. Qustodio offers paid (pricey) subscription for multiple-device users, though it also have a free option which limits monitoring to a single device.

The post contains information that you need to know about uninstalling Qustodio for Mac. Whether you want to replace the free version to the paid one, or you just want to remove Qustodio from your Mac, you can find the solution in this removal tutorial.

Two uninstall methods are listed below to guide you through the removal of Qustodio.

Method 1: remove unwanted app using a dedicated tool

Have you ever thought of uninstalling unwanted Mac apps by an universal tool? If you are looking for a handy utility, Osx Uninstaller is a considerable choice for all-level users. Featured with an user-friendly interface and optimized uninstall engine, Osx Uninstaller is capable of deleting all components of target app in a few blinks.

If you use this tool to remove an unneeded app, here are the simple steps to follow:

  • Run Osx Uninstaller from the Launchpad or Finder’s Applications folder
  • Select the app icon (Qustodio) in the interface and click Run Analysis button

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  • After the scanning, click Complete Uninstall button to activate the uninstall
  • Click Yes button in the confirmation window to perform the final removal

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Quite soon you will be informed that all the app files have been removed. Afterwards, you can click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac for currently installed apps, or just close Osx Uninstaller directly. The whole removal can be finished in seconds.

Interested in using Osx Uninstaller? Visit our homepage to get more details about it. If you have other questions about it, feel free to leave your comment below this post.

Method 2: run the uninstaller in Qustodio installation file

Typically, you can uninstall most third party Mac apps by deleting the apps in the Applications folder and the Trash. However, this option fails to work when the app does not show up in the Applications folder. If you cannot find Qustodio in the Finder, you will need to take another way to uninstall Qustodio. Here is how to do:

  • Download the Qustodio installation file from the vendor’s official page
  • Double click on the Qustodio.dmg file to open up the installation package
  • Double click on the Uninstaller.app to open up the built-in uninstall tool

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  • When asked for confirmation, click Open button to allow the launch of the tool
  • When prompted, enter your admin password and click OK to allow the uninstall

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In the Qustodio Uninstall window, type your email address and password which you used to set up Qustodio to authenticate the uninstall, and then click Uninstall button
Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the uninstall, and then reboot your Mac

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What if you forget your Qustodio account password? In that case you will not be able to complete the uninstall. You need to retrieve the password by visiting the vendor’s page (https://family.qustodio.com/) and clicking the Forgot Your Password link.

Extra steps if you adopt method 2……

After using the built-in uninstaller to remove Qustodio, you may think that the uninstall is complete. Yet, some users may still find Qustodio traces in their Macs. That could happen when Qustodio-related files still remain in the system.

If you encounter the same situation, do the following to detect associated items:

  1. In a Finder window, click Go from the Menu Bar, and choose Go to Folder
  2. Type ~/Library in the box and hit Enter key (or click Go button) to open it up
  3. Type Qustodio in the search box, and then click the Library below the search box
  4. Select the files and folders whose names contain the keyword (Qustodio), then right-click on one of them, and choose Move to Trash to delete those items

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Similarly, you can go ahead to carry out the detection in the /Library folder.

After the deletion, don’t rush to empty the Trash. Just keep the items in Trash for a few days to see if your Mac works well as it was before. If something wrong occurs ( like unrelated things are deleted ), you can still put them back to the original place.

Now we have come to the end of the removal tutorial. Anything to share with us here?

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