Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
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Little Snitch is a firewall which provides your Mac with a safe connection and lets you control the inbound and outbound traffic. But if you’ve decided to uninstall Little Snitch, here are two ways how to do that: the manual way and the automatic way. In this article, we will explain how to remove Little Snitch through its native uninstaller and through App Cleaner & Uninstaller. 


  1. Uninstall Little Snitch using its native uninstaller.
  2. Uninstall Little Snitch completely using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

Uninstall Little Snitch using its native uninstaller

After the removal of Little Snitch, Mac will be restarted automatically. So make sure that you have saved all important information on Mac in advance.

Here is how to delete Little Snitch for Mac, using its own uninstaller:

  1. Open the “LittleSnitch-4.0.5.dmg” file.
  2. Little Snitch installation file in Finder

  3. Make a double-click and choose the Little Snitch Uninstaller.
  4. Little snitch installation window with uninstaller command

  5. Select Also remove rules and settings and click the Continue button.
  6. Little Snitch window showing uninstalling process

  7. Click the Restart Now button to finish the app removal from the computer.

Little Snitch window showing finishing uninstalling process

I was wondering if this tool could uninstall Little Snitch on Mac completely without leaving remains.  So, I launched the software called Funter, which allows you to find hidden files on my Mac. It found 4 extra files related to Little Snitch after removal. You can delete these files right in the Funter window or open their directory and remove them manually from the system folders. By the way, Funter is an absolutely free software tool. You can download it using this link.

Funter window showing Little snitch service files

If, for any reason, you prefer to search for files manually, here are directories where Little Snitch’s remains may be. All of them are located in the hidden Library folder. If you don’t know how to open hidden folders, read our previous article 3 ways to get the Library folder.

  • Open the Application Support folder, scroll and find the Crash Reporter folder; select “Little Snitch Network Monitor_5EEBD9E0-EECD-54BA-A262-F2ED696E8A90.plist” file and delete it.

Finder window - Library folder - Little snitch service files

  • Then, open the Logs folder and remove “Little Snitch Installer.log” and “Little Snitch Uninstaller.log” files.

Finder window - Library folder - Little snitch log files

  • In the Logs folder find the DiagnosticReports subfolder, select and delete “Little Snitch Network Monitor_2018-03-01-193001_MacBook-Air.crash” file.

Finder window - Library folder - Little snitch log files -2

As you can see, the remains of Little Snitch I’ve found are in these directories:

  • ~/Library/Application Support/…
  • ~/Library/Logs
  • ~/Library/DiagnosticReports/…

Let’s agree that it’s not convenient to search for and delete every single file manually. So once again, I recommend that you use the Funter app for this task or, even better, use a special tool App Cleaner & Uninstaller, which allows you to remove apps completely with just a few clicks. The app is also free to download. Read on, to learn more about this tool.

Uninstall Little Snitch completely using
App Cleaner & Uninstaller

Well, actually, I prefer to use App Cleaner & Uninstaller which is designed to uninstall applications completely and quickly. This software finds all the service files of each application automatically, so you don’t have to waste time. It is easy to use. Here are several steps to uninstall Little Snitch on Mac:

  1. Launch the app.
  2. App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing Overview

  3. App Cleaner & Uninstaller will then scan all your applications. After this process, select Little Snitch. All the folders and files related to this app will be selected automatically. Click the Remove button.
  4. Uninstalling Little Snitch with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

  5. Review the selected items and confirm the deletion by clicking the Remove button. The program may require your user password to get permission to delete the app.
  6. Confirmation window to uninstall Little Snitch with App Cleaner

  7. Now, Little Snitch is completely uninstalled. Just don’t forget to empty your Trash.

Let’s check with Funter if any remains are still left. As you can see, there are no more leftovers of Little Snitch.
Funter window showing no Little snitch service files

App Cleaner & Uninstaller helps you to save time; it can uninstall Little Snitch and other applications and remains in just 2 clicks.

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App Cleaner & Uninstaller

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