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PlugSuit seems to make some trouble on my system. Every 10 seconds, I am seeing some error in my Console log:

28.06.10 22:32:46 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[156] (net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.Agent) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
28.06.10 22:29:56 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[156] (net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.Agent[86943]) posix_spawn("/Users/az/Library/PreferencePanes/PlugSuit.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PlugSuit Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/PlugSuit Agent", ...): No such file or directory
28.06.10 22:29:56 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[156] (net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.Agent[86943]) Exited with exit code: 1

How can I uninstall it? I tried to follow their descriptions, however, they all don't work:

  • The link to the Afloat update is dead.
  • System Preferences doesn't show PlugSuit.
  • The PlugSuit installer doesn't give me the Remove option (it is gray and not clickable).

I guess it is maybe only partly on my system (I did an update from 10.5 to 10.6 and only copied my user directory) and thus I cannot uninstall it via their installer. So, how can I remove it otherwise? Just remove the ~/Library/PreferencePanes/PlugSuit.prefPane directory?

Edit: I cannot remove that directory because it doesn't exist.

Edit: I removed the file ~/Library/Preferences/net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.plist but the messages are still there every 10 seconds.

Edit: And I removed ~/Library/LaunchAgents/net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.Agent.plist. Again, no difference.

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The error is caused by launchd that is trying to launch a daemon it doesn't find. launchd uses also files contained in /Library/LaunchDaemons to understand which files should be executed. Verify also the file is not in the directory Library/LaunchAgents (both in the user directory, or in the root directory).

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I have already deleted it from ~/Library/LaunchAgents. And it is not in /Library/LaunchAgents. Any other idea where it could be? –  Albert Jun 29 '10 at 14:54
    
Ok, a system restart resolved this. Probably launchd was keeping the file in memory or so and thus the deletion has not changed anything. I wonder though how I can tell launchd at runtime that it should recheck and reload the files. –  Albert Jun 29 '10 at 15:10
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@Albert: Just removing the plist doesn't stop the job - you'll need to run launchctl stop net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit if you've removed the file. Otherwise run launchctl unload ~/Library/Preferences/net.infinite-labs.PlugSuit.plist and then remove the file. –  Chealion Jun 29 '10 at 22:53
    
Ah thank you for the hint. –  Albert Jul 3 '10 at 15:57

Try AppCleaner.

AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.

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AppCleaner doesn't list PlugSuit. –  Albert Jun 29 '10 at 14:56
    
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Diogo Aug 9 '12 at 0:17
    
Actually, AppCleaner does list PlugSuit. Just click others. Then run launchctl as suggested above. –  mwt Nov 22 at 16:51

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