How to completely uninstall TrueCrypt from a Mac?

Aryton

There is no uninstaller with TrueCrypt for OS X (or if there is, it is well hidden). How can I do a clean uninstall of TrueCrypt on a Mac?

Topic: Software
Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (8)

How to uninstall TrueCrypt?
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/94351/how-to-uninstall-truecrypt

"

The TrueCrypt installer is an mpkg file that contains multiple pkg files within it. You can right click the installer in Finder, open package contents and see the pkg files. Essentially, it installs MacFUSE and the TrueCrypt application. If you examine the TrueCrypt mpkg file with a tool like Pacifist, you'd see the list of files it installs and the locations.

TrueCrypt does not come with an uninstaller on OS X. But there are at least two ways to attempt to uninstall it completely:

According to help on the TrueCrypt forum, uninstalling it is a matter of removing MacFuse and the TrueCrypt app (you need to have an account on that forum to see this post):

sudo /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/uninstall-macfuse-core.sh
sudo rm -rf /Applications/TrueCrypt.app

OR

Try UninstallPKG to uninstall any application installed with a package (requires OS X 10.8 or later). I haven't used this, and do not know if it will be able to remove MacFUSE and TrueCrypt.

Once you've done this, check the list of files/locations reported by Pacifist, see if any of those are still around and remove them."

ttopp
Vote Up (4)

There was a discussion about this on the TrueCrypt forum a while back, unfortunately it requires an account to view. If you do have an account (or want to establish one), here is the relevant link: http://forums.truecrypt.org/login.php?redirect=viewtopic.php&p=67359#67359

 

One suggestion was to remove MacFuse and the TrueCrypt app:

sudo /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/uninstall-macfuse-core.sh

sudo rm -rf /Applications/TrueCrypt.app

 

Another suggestion was to use UninstallPKG.  http://www.corecode.at/uninstallpkg/index.html

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS.
As with previous versions of OS X, it's not difficult to create a bootable installer drive from the Yosemite beta installer, though the processes have changed slightly since Mavericks.
Oracle database shops that have or are planning to download the latest version of 12c take warning: The vendor's newly launched, much-hyped in-memory processing database option is turned on by default, according to one expert.
If you've leapt aboard the beta without thinking carefully about what this would mean for day-to-day use, and you now wish you had Mavericks (OS X 10.9) back, we're here to help.
From now until the end of the month you can get a free copy of The Sims 2 through Origin.
Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.
A new model of the Raspberry Pi is out, but it's not Raspberry Pi 2
Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.
Check out the collaboration-friendly tools built into Google Docs, and learn how to set some handy preferences.
Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and ex-hacker.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+