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On OSX Mountain Lion, an Other... account has appeared after installing this application. Later I uninstalled the application and also removed the Other... account from accounts list in Users & Groups, but it still remains visible in log in screen. I followed few guides on how to remove it but they didnt work. I do not have access to the Other... account, and also followed the instructions for uninstalling the application that caused this correctly. Any suggestions?

p.s. On terminal when I execute dscl . -ls /Users the last accounts that appear are:


UPDATE I just realised I can log in the Other.. account using my default account name/pass. Still dont know how to remove it though.

UPDATE 2 The log in screen went back to normal, although today I found another crazy thing. NoMachine appears in microphone options in QuickTime player. What should I do for a throughout uninstall?

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If may just be some open directory dirty cache left by the nx uninstall. 2 easy things to try. (1) Reboot (2) Safe boot, instruction: – John Siu Dec 11 '12 at 3:43
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"Other..." often shows when there is a user which is not a daemon, yet it is not quite a regular GUI user. Quite often that is "root" user.

If that is the case, do the following: Make sure you have another user with admin privileges on the system, and then try to Disable the root user according to instructions at the related Apple support article.

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Nope, root is disabled.. – Giannis Dec 15 '12 at 19:39
How about that nxhttpd user? It seems to be nxmachine application-related. If you know it is not related to other software you have, rid of it. You can dscl . -read /Users/nxhttpd to look at it and similarly delete it (see the dscl man page, will likely need to use sudo). Also, it will not remove the user from whatever groups the software created. You may want to use dscl . -readall /Groups to see what else needs to be cleaned. Now, given the messiness they left behind, did you try to solicit the uninstall instructions from them? May be ping them on twitter @NXfollowers? – Vlad Didenko Dec 16 '12 at 8:35
Here is the terminal output from the commands you suggested. On the readAll /Groups I get nx only once. – Giannis Dec 16 '12 at 12:12
deleting the nxhttpd did the trick although nx still appears in readAll group on one entry: AppleMetaNodeLocation: /Local/Default GeneratedUID: 60E3547E-FB3E-43EB-84CE-9A641F8546CE Password: * PrimaryGroupID: 403 RealName: NXHttpd group RecordName: nxhttpd RecordType: dsRecTypeStandard:Groups – Giannis Dec 16 '12 at 18:43
Glad it worked for you. To delete the group, you can sudo dscl . -delete /Groups/nxhttpd – Vlad Didenko Dec 17 '12 at 1:43

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