Friday, August 15, 2008

Uninstall CISCO VPN client OSX

If you have the joy of running the Cisco VPN client on your Mac, you will rejoice the day you can remove it. Actually that could be unfair.

Whatever. There is no uninstaller, so you need to use to following command from the terminal:

sudo /usr/local/bin/vpn_uninstall

 

You are prompted to remove all profiles and certificates.

If you answer yes, all binaries, startup scripts, certificates, profiles, and any directories that were created during the installation process are removed.

If you answer no, all binaries and startup scripts are removed, but certificates, profiles, and the vpnclient.ini file remain.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you! I thought I'd never get this piece of junk software off my system. Continual freezes and lockups especially on shutdown or boot.

QuiteTall said...

Yes, the joy of being rid of it :-)

Glad it helped!

Richard said...

Thanks from me too!! I am SO glad to be properly rid of this software :-)

gaijintendo said...

Thanks from me too - that IS a gem

Anonymous said...

In case you need cisco vpn functionality, there is a MacPort (former DarwinPorts) called vpnc which does pretty much the same, sans freezes.

Anonymous said...

Its not your lucky day if you _need_ Cisco VPN ;)

Walt said...

This worked perfectly. Thank you.

I no longer have kernel panics when I boot OS X in verbose mode.

michaspoli said...

In single-user mode the script said "Sorry, you need superuser access to run this script. As root, with sudo and su. But its good to now, how you can uninstall this freezing software. Thanks

Nick said...

Ahh, thank you. Sad that I found it easier and more reliable to run this in a Windows XP VM.

EmmEff said...

I had no problems running this software, but our IT decided to switch to Juniper Network Connect... still saw references to Cisco VPN drivers in the system logs, so thanks for allowing me to finally rid my system of unneeded software.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

Mr. Pool said...

God how I long for the day when I can get this off my system. For now I need it to log into client sites...