How to Uninstall Safari on Mac OS X?

Issue: Hi! Could you please help me to uninstall Safari on my Mac? I though that I know how to do that, but apparently I do something wrong. Any help appreciated!

Solved Answer

Safari is a web browser that is installed on Macs as a part of the operating system. However, it’s not surprising that people decide to switch it to another web browser that they have been using for ages. Unfortunately, uninstalling this program is not a “One, Two, that’s It” task. It requires an accurate system check. Otherwise, you may delete one-half of Safari, what means that all its supporting files and registries may be left on your Mac with no purpose. There are no doubts that Safari is not the only program that you are going to remove over time, so if you remove all programs but leave their leftovers, you will certainly burden the system with useless files and registries leading it to slowdowns, crashes, and various registry errors. Can we guess? In order to remove certain program, including Safari, you always applied the following steps:

  • Go to the Applications folder;
  • Click and hold the Safari icon;
  • Drag this icon to Trash;
  • Select Empty Trash.

Are we right? Probably yes. The problem is that this process is called ‘removal’ but does NOT mean that after that an unwanted program is uninstalled. As we have already noted, for the full removal you will have to remove all related files. In order to do that, you have two options – either install MacKeeper (free to download) and let it uninstall Safari on Mac OS X automatically or take your time and check the system by yourself.

How to Uninstall Safari on Mac OS X?

Now you know that it’s not enough to drag the icon of Safari to Trash in order to uninstall it on Mac. As noted before, it has a bunch of supporting files and registries that should not be ignored. Leaving them on the system may decrease free space on your Mac and later even diminish its performance.

Although you might think at first that removal of the files associated with Safari web browser is not a big deal, it’s important to note that they may be located in various diverse folders, what means that finding and removing them will take some time. By the way, doing this by yourself you take the risk of removing the wrong files. So make sure that you don’t have to rush and focus. We recommend starting from checking these folders:

~/Library/Application Support/.

We believe that you can initiate Safari uninstalling on Mac by yourself. But think of how much time could you save if you would rely on MacKeeper? It would do this task for you for no cost and even more. If you tend to remove programs before, then your Mac is obviously full of useless files, so MacKeeper will remove all of them thus leaving the system completely optimized.

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