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How to uninstall a VanDyke Software application

Windows applications

To uninstall any VanDyke Software application on Windows, open the Control Panel and select "Uninstall a program". Please see Microsoft's website for additional information.

macOS applications

SecureCRT and SecureFX
To uninstall SecureCRT or SecureFX on macOS, open your Applications folder and then drag the application into the Trash. Please see Apple's website for additional information.

VShell

How to uninstall VShell on MacOS

  1. Stop the vshelld daemon/service by Run the following command in the native terminal:
    sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.vandyke.vshelld.plist
  2. Locate all of the files that were placed on the system as part of the vshelld package. Native terminal command:
    sudo pkgutil --only-files --files com.vandyke.VShell.pkg
    Example output:
    Library/LaunchDaemons/com.vandyke.vshelld.plist
    private/etc/pam.d/vshelld
    usr/local/bin/vcp
    usr/local/bin/vkeygen
    usr/local/bin/vpka
    usr/local/bin/vsftp
    usr/local/bin/vsh
    usr/local/etc/vshell_pid.txt
    usr/local/etc/vshelld_config.default
    usr/local/etc/vshelld_primes.txt.default
    usr/local/sbin/vshelld
    usr/local/share/doc/vshell-4.3.3/history.txt
    usr/local/share/doc/vshell-4.3.3/readme.txt
    usr/local/share/doc/vshell-4.3.3/vshell_eula.pdf
    usr/local/share/doc/vshell-4.3.3/vshell_eula.txt
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vcp.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vkeygen.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vpka.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vsftp.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vsh.1
    usr/local/share/man/man5/vshelld_config.5
    usr/local/share/man/man8/vshelld.8
  3. Remove the files that were added by the installer (see output of pkgutil command in step 2).
  4. Remove the /usr/local/share/doc/vshell-x.y.z folder which contains the history.txt, readme.txt, etc. files listed in the pkgutil output of step 2 (in the example,this folder is named vshell-4.3.3).
  5. Remove other files that were created by vshelld upon startup -- not placed there by the installer. These files may include:
    /usr/local/etc/vshelld_config
    /usr/local/etc/hostkey
    /usr/local/etc/vshell_pid.txt
    /usr/local/etc/vshelld_eval.lic
    /usr/local/etc/vshelld_hostkey
    /usr/local/etc/vshelld_hostkey.pub
  6. Remove the package reference from the system using the following command within a native terminal:
    sudo pkgutil --forget com.vandyke.VShell.pkg

VanDyke ClientPack

How to uninstall VanDyke Clientpack on MacOS

  1. Locate all of the files that were placed on the system as part of the clientpack package. Native terminal command:
    sudo pkgutil --only-files --files com.vandyke.clientpack.pkg
    Example output:
    usr/local/bin/vcp
    usr/local/bin/vkeygen
    usr/local/bin/vpka
    usr/local/bin/vsftp
    usr/local/bin/vsh
    usr/local/share/doc/clientpack-8.2.0/clientpack_history.txt
    usr/local/share/doc/clientpack-8.2.0/clientpack_readme.txt
    usr/local/share/doc/clientpack-8.2.0/clientpack_EULA.txt
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vcp.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vkeygen.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vpka.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vsftp.1
    usr/local/share/man/man1/vsh.1
  2. Remove the files that were added by the installer (see output of pkgutil command in step 1).
  3. Remove the /usr/local/share/doc/clientpack-x.y.z folder which contains the clientpack_history.txt, clientpack_readme.txt, etc. files listed in the pkgutil output of step 1 (in the example, this folder is named clientpack-8.2.0).
  4. Remove the package reference from the system using the following command within a native terminal:
    sudo pkgutil --forget com.vandyke.clientpack.pkg

Linux applications

To uninstall any VanDyke Software application on Linux, check the documentation for the distribution and version of Linux you're using.

For TAR installations, simply remove the files you extracted when you downloaded and opened the TAR package.

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