Removing Autobahn from Mac

A quick tip for anyone who upgraded to Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and somehow has “Autobahn” installed. To remove Autobahn (shown as “com.swarmcast.autobahn” in your console log) and stop the constant popups asking you to install a Java runtime:

  1. Click your user name in the sidebar of a Finder window.
  2. Click “Go” in the top menu while, then press “option” on your keyboard to make “Library” visible. Click “Library”. Verify that you are in username/Library and not harddrivename/Library.
  3. Click the “Application Support” folder.
  4. Click the “Swarmcast” folder.
  5. Double-click the uninstall script.
  6. Popups should stop.

To summarize: the offending program is found in

<em>username</em>/Library/Application Support/Swarmcast

There should be an uninstall script in that folder. Run it to uninstall Autobahn.

More information on the now hidden Library –
Dots & Thoughts – OS X Lion : the hidden Library

If you’re getting the CS5ServiceManager java runtime notice see this post –
Dots & Thoughts – Speed up Adobe CS5 apps launch

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  1. Kim, When you are in the Finder, “Go” is in the menu at the very top of your screen, to the right of the Apple icon. When you have the “Go” menu expanded, and press the “option” on your keyboard, the “Library” option will be revealed about halfway down.

  2. Got it! Thanks so much!!! I was beginning to regret getting the update because of that darn pop up.

  3. At first this didn’t work for me. When I doubleclick it, I get another pop-up “uninstallautbahn.command can’t be opened b/c it is from an unidentified developer.” If you get this, go to System Preferences/Security & Privacy. On the General tab It will show that the file was blocked and there is an option to “open anyway”. Click it and the script will run. Then you should be golden. Thanks for the tip!!!

  4. Thank you for the tip, Cathy! I was seeing that “To open Autobahn, you need to install a Java runtime…” pop-up after upgrading to OS X 10.10 and then to 10.11. Running the uninstall script (one must right-click Open the script, to override the default safety mechanism) did the trick.

  5. Very large hug, kisses on both cheeks! Finally a simple solution to a large frustration! Can’t thank you enough!

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