How To Delete Vpn App From Mac


In one of my previous articles, I described how to turn on a VPN connection on Mac OS. I hope it was useful and you are still enjoying your safe encrypted connection! Well, I know that after web-surfing, comes the time for turning a VPN off.
This article will teach you how to disconnect your VPN in OS X on Macs, and as a bonus, on iOS, in case you use mobile VPN.

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Open the Applications folder in the Finder (if it doesn’t appear in the sidebar, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, and select Applications in the list), search for CyberGhost VPN application by typing its name in the search field, and then drag it to the Trash (in the dock) to begin the uninstall process.

  • A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across a VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.
  • Start to remove VPN Unlimited Click on Finder, navigate to the Applications folder via the left pane Locate the VPN Unlimited icon in the Applications folder, and drag it to the Trash on the Dock Move the cursor to the top menu, and click on GO.

How to Disable VPN on Mac

This way is for those who use a built-in tool for safe connection, not a third-party software. You have just to visit your network settings and change the VPN status. So here is how to hide VPN on Mac:

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Go to ‘System Preferences and Network’.
  3. Select VPN in the left side of the window with your networks.
  4. Click ‘Disconnect’.

I also want to add that keeping your VPN running all the time is a good idea when being online, as it makes your connection safe. This rule is critical when using public Wi-Fi networks. Another layer of security will not be in vain. Though, you can browse the Internet without any encryptions at home.

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How to Disconnect VPN on Mac Using Third-Party Apps


In case you use an external app, do the following:

  1. Go to the VPN app -- you can find it on the Desktop or in your Dock.
  2. Click ‘Disconnect’.

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Keep in mind that most app use this word (=Disconnect), however, don’t be surprised if you see ‘Hide’ or ‘Turn off’.

I am using KeepSolid VPN ad the moment and this is how it looks like. By the way, I would recommend you this app for sure, as it is safe, fast and convenient. I was really impressed by the quality and the speed of my VPN connection.

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So, when the app is connected to the server, you see an icon in the status bar and the toggled flag inside the app:

Toturn it off, just move the toggle left.

How to Disable VPN Configurations on Mac

This may be needed if your VPN is functioning erratically or doesn’t connect at all. You can disable the configurations and set them up once again. Do the following:

  1. Go to the Apple menu and head to System Preferences.
  2. Visit Network control panel.
  3. Click the Show menu and select ‘Network port configurations’.
  4. Delete VPN and proceed with ‘Apply now’.

This will delete any VPN or proxy connections from your Mac. Reboot your Mac and the router, another way the settings won’t be deleted. After restarting your machine, you can set up a new VPN connection, here is my how-to article about this.

How to turn off VPN on iOS

As I promised, this article is about not only how to hide VPN on Mac but on iOS as well. On your iPhone or iPad, everything is even easier than on Mac. Usually, people use third-party apps to safely browse the web from their iOS devices. So, to turn the VPN connection off:

  1. Find Settings on the main screen and go to the app.
  2. Find VPN. If you use various VPN clients, select the active one.
  3. Toggle its flag to ‘Off’.

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You can delete them through the GUI by going to:
System Preferences->Network
Click on the Show popup menu and choose:
Network Port Configurations
Then click on the VPN connection you want to remove and hit the Delete button

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Just to clarify - that's the System Preferences, not the preferences for Internet Connect. For those who don't know, you can normally find it in the Apple menu.
- Graff

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Yep, Graff's solution is the way to go. Once you hit the Apply Now button the VPN is deleted permanently. No need to go into the plist at all..

Delete excess VPN connection from Internet Connect
Actually, they CAN be deleted from with the Internet Connect GUI.
  1. From Internet Connect, click the VPN icon in the toolbar.
  2. From the Configuration dropdown list, select Edit Configurations
  3. In the resulting dialog box, select the config name to be deleted from the list at left, then click the minus (-) icon at the bottom of the list

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Delete excess VPN connection from Internet Connect

Having just set up a new VPN address, as my company changed carriers and circuits, I was quite interested to see this thread. I examined each of the methods mentioned here.
I tried gcole's suggestion, using Internet Connect: select the VPN icon in the toolbar, then the 'Edit Configurations' drop-down list. Upon clicking the minus icon, all the configuration info was removed except the name, and the configuration remained in the configuration list at the left. Upon exiting, the icon was still in the toolbar; nothing I tried using this approach would remove it, nor even successfully rename it (the name I entered for the configuration shows up only in the configuration drop-down, and the icon retained its former name - very unfortunate, from my perspective).
I used the Property List Editor to examine my SystemConfiguration preferences (Panther). Definitely not for the faint-hearted! This extensive xml file has many entries and sub-entries, often with similar or redundant-appearing names. My two VPN services have very similar, and slightly misleading names: 'VPN (PPTP)' and 'Echo VPN (PPTP)'. I was unfamiliar with the protocols and conventions; I am just learning about XML and Unix. However I am a seasoned programmer and know firsthand the consequences of hasty actions, and so left well enough alone. (A hint: click the 'DUMP' button to see the source xml in the lower pane; that is almost certain to help you find the target you're looking for).
I then examined the help file for Internet Connect - the single, slight page covering VPN has barely a paragraph or two, but it does include directions for removing VPN configurations - exactly the instructions given above by Graff. Even when I finally removed the old config using this method, the names and many dialog boxes one can review on the way were quite confusing. Although this is obviously the method Apple intends people to use (the 'right way') it is poorly documented.
Going to the Network System Preferences panel to do maintenance on configurations invoked from a separate application makes some sense to IT professionals (especially those of us warped by windoze), it is certainly NOT intuitive to 'the rest of us'.. maybe Apple thinks that only windoze-warped IT professionals would use VPN anyway! (I'm still trying to figure out SSH..)

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Delete excess VPN connection from Internet Connect
Thanks for pointing out the right way, it's definitely easier than editing the plist, I agree. It's just that one would expect Apple to make it more intuitive. I've filed a bug with Apple on this, let's see if it'll improve in the next versions.
Delete excess VPN connection from Internet Connect

I've deleted the VPN connections using Network System Preferences, so I have no more VPN configurations. Does anyone know how to remove the VPN menu from the top menu bar? Don't need it, so it's just cluttering things up.

Delete excess VPN connection from Internet Connect

How To Delete Vpn App From Mac Os

I had an extra dial-up networking entry that could not be removed by any other means than editing the plist file. It did not show up in Network Settings, etc. Note that I had to search for and delete all instances of the named entry.

Delete excess VPN connection from Internet Connect

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(10.4) If you drag the icon out of the top of the window, it will delete the connection and the associated configurations.