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    How to remove Absinthe software
    Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and would like to put a question to you more experienced mac users.
    A friend (honestly!) put a program called Absinthe onto my MacBook Pro and it is now in applications. I cannot get rid of the thing and I would like to. Can anyone please advise how I might delete this software? He also put Cydia and some other apps onto my iPad which will not erase so I am going to get rid of these through iTunes.

    Thanks for answering.

    Macv

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    Did you check to see if the "Green Poison Absinthe" program has an uninstaller? I went to their website and the only thing that it shows is the download, no instructions for uninstalling.

    How have you tried to remove it? Tell us what you did.

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    I did it on my MBP and it removed by dragging it to the trash. If that doesnt work then google a program called app cleaner for mac. It works really good.

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    Appzapper is my preferred removal tool, just drag to the trash and it should take all associated files with it.
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    Is it possible that you are referring to ABSYNTH, the synthesizer tool, and not Absinthe the iOS program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Is it possible that you are referring to ABSYNTH, the synthesizer tool, and not Absinthe the iOS program?
    Thank you all for your replies.

    The icon in my Applications on my MacBook Bro is a green flame with a skeleton face in the middle of it. When I place the cursor over the Absinthe icon it does not highlight, when I click on it, nothing happens, when I ctrl click, the response is the same as if the icon were not there. I have restored my iPad to factory to try to get rid of Cydia, Installous, SBSettings and Activator which were put on at the same uninvited occasion as Absinthe on the MacBook Pro.
    I downloaded the free version of Mackeeper which didn't do much - perhaps I should cough up and buy the full package - would you recommend this?

    I appreciate your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macviking View Post
    Thank you all for your replies.

    The icon in my Applications on my MacBook Bro is a green flame with a skeleton face in the middle of it. When I place the cursor over the Absinthe icon it does not highlight, when I click on it, nothing happens, when I ctrl click, the response is the same as if the icon were not there. I have restored my iPad to factory to try to get rid of Cydia, Installous, SBSettings and Activator which were put on at the same uninvited occasion as Absinthe on the MacBook Pro.
    I downloaded the free version of Mackeeper which didn't do much - perhaps I should cough up and buy the full package - would you recommend this?

    I appreciate your suggestions.
    Absolutely not. MacKeeper is probably worse than what you just went through. Do a forum search and you will find a lot on it as well as instructions on how to get rid of it.
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    Its not Absynth. its the other one, the Jailbreaker app.

    In Finder, go to the Applications folder. find the icon, click on it, and press "cmd" + backspace. it may ask you to input your password. Do so, and it will put itself in the trash.

    To get rid of Cydia factory reset the iPad (looks like youve done that already.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    Its not Absynth. its the other one, the Jailbreaker app.

    In Finder, go to the Applications folder. find the icon, click on it, and press "cmd" + backspace. it may ask you to input your password. Do so, and it will put itself in the trash.

    To get rid of Cydia factory reset the iPad (looks like youve done that already.)
    Brilliant!
    Thank you - I went into Applications and the icon would not react to the cursor. Then I had the idea to change the Applications appearance from large icons to "list" and, lo and behold, I was able to highlight Absinthe and Cmd + Backspace and it was gone. I also got rid of MacKeeper too although I cannot get rid of it from Trash yet. I'm going to try a routine shut down and restart and see if that does it.

    Thanks again guys - great forum

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