TotalAV Ultimate Antivirus 2018/2019 for macOS
TotalAV Pro Antivirus 2018/2019 for macOS
TotalAV Essential Antivirus 2018/2019 for macOS
Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)
According to uninstall instruction from TotalAV official website, “To uninstall TotalAV in MacOS, you need only drag the app ‘Trash’,” it said. But, after our verification, dragging TotalAV to ‘Trash’ does not entirely remove TotalAV and its traces of installation.
The TotalAV do not provide any uninstall tools.
com.jdi.ss.SSHelper.plist in /Library/LaunchDaemons com.jdi.ss.SSHelper in /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools com.totalav.passwordvaultassistant.json in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/NativeMessagingHosts com.totalav.passwordvaultassistant.json in ~/Library/Application Support/Mozilla/NativeMessagingHosts TotalAV in ~/Library/Application Support com.jdi.ss.TotalAV in ~/Library/Caches com.ss.settings.TotalAV in ~/Library/Preferences
We provide below two types of removal solution.
Manual Uninstall Steps: because of involving some commands, we do not recommend using this way for layman.
Step 1. Open up Finder, and click on Applications.
Step 2. Locate TotalAV, and drag it to the Trash.
Step 3. Open the Utilies folder in the Applications folder.
Step 4. Open the Termial application.
Step 5. Using ‘rm’ command delete the following files/folders.
Step 6. Restart your macOS.
Automated Uninstall Steps: the way is highly recommended.
Step 1. Download the Mac X Uninstaller from here https://macxuninstaller.com/download and install it.
Step 2. Launch the Mac X Uninstaller and click the TotalAV icon in the list view on the home screen of Mac X Uninstaller.
Step 3. Click on ‘Run Analysis’ and wait for completion.
Step 4. Click on ‘Complete Uninstall’. The Mac X Uninstaller will automatically remove TotalAV and all its leftover files/folders.
Step 5. reboot your macOS.
Video: How to completely remove TotalAV and all its leftover files/folders?