VPN -- Mac -- Uninstall Cisco AnyConnect VPN


Do the following to uninstall the "Cisco AnyConnect" VPN application on a Mac computer.

First Method:

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Navigate to Applications and open the "Cisco" Folder. If the Cisco folder cannot be found/does not exist, please see Second Method.applications to cisco folder.png
  3. Double-click the "Uninstall AnyConnect" to start the uninstall process. If the uninstall app cannot be found, please see Second Method.uninstall cisco.png
  4. Follow the instructions to uninstall Cisco AnyConnect.

Second Method:

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Change your directory to Cisco Anyconnect Bin using the following command: cd /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin
  3. Then, list the files in the directory using the following command: ls
  4. Check to see if there is a file named "vpn_uninstall.sh". If the file exists, run the following command: sh vpn_uninstall.sh
  5. If successful, you should receive this confirmation message in the Terminal: "Successfully removed Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from the system."

cd /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin
sh vpn_uninstall.sh

Third Method:

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Run the following command: sudo pkgutil --forget com.cisco.pkg.anyconnect.vpn
sudo pkgutil --forget com.cisco.pkg.anyconnect.vpn

Fourth Method:

  1. As a last resort, please follow the "rm -rf" commands found here: http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/display/mitcontrib/Cisco+Anyconnect+Manual+uninstall+Mac+OS