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I am running an iMac vintage 2007 with Leopard. I had an old uninterrupted power supply providing safe power to the machine. It was connected to the Mac by a cable that told the computer power data. The UPS died and was replaced with a newer model that does not use a connection to the iMac...I removed the old UPS program from the iMac for this "Powershute" product. Apparently something lingers for every time I boot the iMac, I get a pop up that tells me the iMac is no longer connected to the UPS...

How do I get rid of that evil popup???
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Try looking in System Prefs > Accounts > Login Items, see if there is a program running for the UPS, if so remove it from the list.

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That is not it...nothing there...sigh...
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Try an app like CleanMyMac - Enjoy your clean Mac with just a few clicks! to try and get rid of residual files.

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Try an app like CleanMyMac - Enjoy your clean Mac with just a few clicks! to try and get rid of residual files.

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Does that program leave the rest of the system unchanged???
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That is not it...nothing there...sigh...
Look here:

MacIntosh HD/Library/StartupItems/

Also look under System Preferences, "Other" to see if Powerchute installed an icon there. If it did, it should have an uninstall routine.
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Look here:

MacIntosh HD/Library/StartupItems/

Also look under System Preferences, "Other" to see if Powerchute installed an icon there. If it did, it should have an uninstall routine.
Removed the powerchute routine from 'other' but the pop up remains..
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Did you click on the Powerchute icon from System Preferences, Other, and see if there was an uninstall routine? Did you check in the folder I gave in my last reply?

Also, read this thread. Apparently there is an uninstall shell script included on the install disk.
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Look here:

MacIntosh HD/Library/StartupItems/

Also look under System Preferences, "Other" to see if Powerchute installed an icon there. If it did, it should have an uninstall routine.
Tried the first, nothing there. I had already deleted the second so...I can find nothing from Powerchute on my machine yet I get a pop up every reboot...

sigh...

On a PC I could search files for keywords and then delete files found. I have no dea how to do that with a Mac...
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How does one search for specific words on a mac??
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cmd-space -> type in what you are searching for.

command line use either find (to find by filename) or grep
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man find
man grep
to see options
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Spotlight does not search system or hidden folders.

You can download the free EasyFind and type "powerchute" into it and if it's ANYWHERE on the drive it will come up.
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Thanks for the info...
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Please, let us know if you found what you are looking for and where it was at!

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Spotlight does not search system or hidden folders.

You can download the free EasyFind and type "powerchute" into it and if it's ANYWHERE on the drive it will come up.
Easyfind does not see it, yet it exists...

Sigh
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