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    I need to stop "uninstall cucumberhead" app so I can empty trash.
    I have followed the following suggestion to remove Cucumberhead from my computer, and it works for the most part. I think I chose to run "uninstall cucumberhead" but found that file was also part of the software. It is stuck in my Trash folder now, but every time I try to empty the trash, it stops and tells me it can't delete it because it is running.

    I also tried using the chflag nouchg command in the Terminal utility, but it still will not remove the file. Anyone know how to kill this thing so I can empty the trash?

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    Open your Activity Monitor and kill the process that's running. Then, empty the Trash.

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    I can't identify it in the Activity monitor. It's not showing up as "Cucumberhead" or "Uninstall Cucumberhead". Any idea on the normal stuff that should be showing up in the Activity monitor? I even shut down Safari to eliminate options.

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    Try downloading and using Find Any File.app and then do a search and destroy mission on any and all related parts.
    http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

    Or try doing a Trash empty and cleanup when booted and using Safe Boot mode.

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    Download Malwarebytes for Mac and run in Scan mode. This cucumber is a very dangerous piece of software:-


    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/




    http://malwarefixes.com/how-to-remove-cucumberhead/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Or try doing a Trash empty and cleanup when booted and using Safe Boot mode.
    +1 What he said.
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    @jezmez,

    The suggestions already offered are clearly the best, but a simple tip which often works in this situation is to open Trash, click on the item and the hold down Option + Command + Backspace.

    If you're in luck, this will bring up an option window with "Cancel" or "Delete". If it does, "Delete" will work.

    Worth a try, maybe.

    Ian
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