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Uninstalling Adobe Acrobat DC

I foolishly installed Adobe Acrobat to test something and then discovered there is no uninstaller. Out with the hammer…

/Library/Receipts/InstallHistory.plist lists the following packages:

  • com.adobe.acrobat.DC.reader.browser.pkg.MUI
  • com.adobe.acrobat.DC.reader.appsupport.pkg.MUI
  • com.adobe.RdrServicesUpdater

I imagine there is some list of files somewhere, but I don't know where, but I found the following files in need of deleting:

  • /Applications/Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewer*
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.ARMDC.*
  • /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist
  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.adobe.ARMDC.*
  • /Library/Application Support/Adobe

That last folder might have some other Adobe stuff you want - it didn't have anything I wanted.

I have no Adobe software on my Mac, so there wasn't much I could break - if you have other Adobe software you want to keep running, then be "Careful with That Axe, Eugene".

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Permalink. Post a Comment.


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