Uninstall IMVU on Mac

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
November 1, 2023
7 minutes to read

If you are looking for ways to uninstall IMVU from Mac computer, follow this guide to remove the application correctly and entirely with no related files left behind. Uninstalling IMVU on Mac


  1. How to delete IMVU from computer manually.
  2. How to delete IMVU with App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

How to delete IMVU from Mac manually

IMVU (Instant Messaging Virtual Universe) is a popular chat room messenger. It provides social entertainment where users can have 3D characters for meeting new people and socializing as well as creating and playing games. It has its own application for Mac but this doesn’t help much, and you are restricted to using IMVU via its website only. Moreover, the app may have spyware. That’s why it’s important to uninstall IMVU completely and ensure no remaining files are left on your system.

  1. Quit IMVU. You can do it from the Dock Panel.
    Choosing Quit IMVU option in Dock context menu
  2. Open the Applications folder, locate IMVU and move it to the Trash.
    Choosing Move IMVU to Trash option in Finder context menu

    The first step of uninstalling IMVU has been done. Now you have to find and clear all its cache and support files. They are stored in the Library folder.

  3. Open Finder.
  4. In the menu bar click “Go” and  select “Go to Folder…”
  5. In the search field that appears, type ~/Library and press Enter.
  6. Searching for Library with Go to the Folder search line

  7. Find in the Application Support subfolder all items related to IMVU and move them to the Trash.

    • ~/Library/Application Support/IMVU

      Move to Trash option selected for IMVU Application Support folder

    Also check the following subfolders for the files associated with IMVU:

    • ~/Library/Preferences/Flash Player/#Security/FlashPlayerTrust
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State/
    We would recommend that you use a free application Funter to find all the support files of IMVU. This allows you to find any file by name, including hidden ones, and operate them.

    IMVU search results in Funter

Congratulations! Now you know how to delete IMVU from a computer. But before moving on to the uninstalling process, learn the easier way to do this.

How to get rid of IMVU with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

You may have noticed that the manual uninstalling process takes up a lot of your time. If you prefer a quicker method of apps removal, you would like App Cleaner & Uninstaller, which deletes programs completely in one click. Here’s how:

  1. Run App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Locate and select IMVU Client in the left panel.
  3. Click the Remove button.
  4. Confirm uninstalling the app from your Mac.

IMVU selected for removal in App Cleaner & Uninstaller
App Cleaner & Uninstaller provides a free trial, so you can download and use it right now.

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