Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
October 10, 2022
minutes to read

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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, IMVU may have spyware. If you are looking for ways to uninstall IMVU, follow this guide to remove the application correctly.


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

How to Delete IMVU from Computer Manually

  1. Quit the application 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 and from the Menu Bar click “Go” →  select “Go to Folder…” → in the search field type ~/Library and press Enter.
    Searching for Library with Go to the Folder search line
  4. 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 next subfolders:

    • ~/Library/Preferences/Flash Player/#Security/FlashPlayerTrust
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State/
    We would recommend that you use a free application Funter to find all the IMVU support files. 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 uninstall IMVU or any other program.

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 Pro, which deletes programs completely in one click. Just run the uninstaller → select IMVU Client → click to remove it.

IMVU selected for removal in App Cleaner & Uninstaller

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App Cleaner & Uninstaller

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Supported systems: macOS 10.13-13
Update v. 8.1.3 Jan 2023

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