How to Uninstall Kernel Extensions

 

When you are removing applications using the uninstaller from Nektony, you may face an error with deleting some service files and folders.
This happens because specific applications, mostly antiviruses, can create kernel extensions which are able to protect themselves and some related files from being removed. Kext files are usually stored in the Extensions folder is deep subfolders. If you try to remove such a file to Trash, you will face a situation when Finder ignores the removal command. So in this article, we are going to explain how to remove the kernel extensions.

1. First, write down the path of the kernel file. Then restart your Mac and press Command+R key shortcut while the reboot is in progress. You will see an unusual startup window – this is the recovery mode.

2.2. In the Menu bar click Utilities → Terminal. uninstall default mac apps

3. Type the following command and click Enter:

cd [the path of the kernel fil]

If there is a space sign in the path name, you should replace it with the backslash sign.

4. Then type this command:

rm -rf [extension name=””][/extension]

5. The last step is to restart your Mac.

After these steps, the kext file will finally be completely removed.


Articles, you may be interested in: