Help Me Get Ride of Firefox?
September 30, 2008 3:22 PM Subscribe
I want to completely, entirely remove Firefox from my Macbook. Help me do that?
posted by Dreama to computers & internet (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I want to sanitize Firefox off of this machine as if I'd never heard of it. When I bought my Macbook in the spring, I did a Firewire connection with my iMac and it imported Firefox from my desktop, a setup that isn't optimal and has not acted in the way I want it to on the laptop. I want to nuke every single vestige of the browser, in its entirety, so that I can download a fresh "out of the box" installation and rebuild from the ground up.
I've tried this once before, removing everything that I could find that seemed to be even remotely Firefox related and when I reinstalled the browser afterward, it "remembered" and recognized things (like autocomplete, things that had been adblocked/nuked with NukeEverything, that sort of thing) that shouldn't have lingered, but apparently I missed some things. I want to avoid that this time by finding every single folder where Firefox-y things dwell and deleting every little tiny thing completely. The obvious folders are, well, obvious, but can anyone tell me everywhere I need to look to make sure that nothing Firefox remains when my deletion is done?
FTR, this is Firefox 18.104.22.168 and I'm running Leopard with all the available OS updates.