i installed NTFS for Mac OS X (trial version) and removed it when it expired, but now every time I log on, I see this box that says "Your trial version has expired. To continue using the driver please buy it online" etc.

I removed the application and there's no entry under System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items for the application. I do have QuickApps (which lists all apps) under Login Items.

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Are all of the files removed?

They include:

/Applications/Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X /Manual.pdf
/Applications/Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X/Register NTFS for Mac OS X.app
/Library/Application Support/Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X/NTFS for Mac OS X.app

The PDFs and such don't matter, it's just for complete removals sake. It's likely only the trial_expired_NTFS.plist and com.paragon.NTFS.trial.plist files.

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    Thanks a lot!!! This was driving me nuts. I was missing the app support files. – Joel Jan 27 '10 at 0:55
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    I found this:$ sudo find / -iname "*parago*" /Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent.plist /private/var/db/receipts/com.paragon-software.pkg.ntfs.bom /private/var/db/receipts/com.paragon-software.pkg.ntfs.plist /private/var/folders/w8/m7lbtrjn5hx_wspgxtqt01680000gn/C/com.paragon-software.ntfs.installer – joseluisbz Apr 19 '18 at 0:06

In latest versions you can just do

System Preferences -> Paragon NTFS -> Settings tab -> Uninstall
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    This worked, except it left the Paragon Updater. I had to do this, then also remove: /Library/Application Support/Paragon Software /Library/Application Support/Paragon Updater – Tamerz Nov 20 '16 at 6:01
  • The location has slightly changed in Paragon NTFS 15: go to: System Preferences | Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 | Preferences (⌘,) | Uninstall (it may be protected by sys admin, so click the padlock in the bottom-left to unlock it). – keldar Aug 24 '17 at 8:21

Go to System Preferences, open NTFS and press uninstall.

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    does not work anymore :( – igor Nov 11 '17 at 17:31

I deleted /Library/Application Support/Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X/ with all files in it. It worked, no more annoying popups.


I have had the same problem(s). Mac OSX 10.5.8. Try accessing the following file:


Edit with a text editor (some will not work -- "Text Wrangler" worked for me. Make a duplicate file BEFORE editing (just in case). Remove the unnecessary coding -- everything between the <dict> AND </dict> coding INCLUDING the <dict> and </dict> coding as well.



Follow the method given shown by @Qianlu Li and open finder and hold shift+cmd+g and paste this

/Library/Application Support/

delete the folders which belongs to Paragon.


Try running this script (if it is still available on your system and you haven't blindly deleted the folder based on other answers).

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/Paragon\ Software/com.paragon-software.ntfs.uninstall

(Note: if you have Paragon EXTFS installed, replace .ntfs. in the above with .extfs.)


unload kext: /Library/Extensions/lvm_for_mac.kext remove: /Library/Extensions/lvm_for_mac.kext remove: /Applications/Paragon ExtFS for Mac 11.app remove: /Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/com.paragon-software.extfsd remove: /Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/com.paragon-software.extfs.notification-agent.app remove: /Library/Filesystems/ufsd_ExtFS.fs unload kext: /Library/Extensions/ufsd_ExtFS.kext remove: /Library/Extensions/ufsd_ExtFS.kext unload daemon: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.extfs.loader.plist remove: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.extfs.loader.plist unload daemon: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.extfsd.plist remove: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.extfsd.plist unload agent: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon-software.extfs.notification-agent.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon-software.extfs.notification-agent.plist: Could not find specified service remove: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon-software.extfs.notification-agent.plist remove: /usr/local/sbin/fsck_ufsd_ExtFS remove: /usr/local/sbin/mount_ufsd_ExtFS remove: /Library/PreferencePanes/ParagonExtFS.prefPane remove: /Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/com.paragon-software.extfs.uninstall

You'll find that the script also removes itself!


I had the same issue. Just download the trial again from Paragon website and choose "Uninstall" on the installer launcher.

  1. Turn out the package.( If it is deleted, download it again.)
  2. One-click uninstall.

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  • I don’t understand what you mean by “Turn out the package”, but the rest of your answer seems to be equivalent to Alexis B.’s answer. – Scott Mar 4 '19 at 5:28

I uninstalled properly and also followed the guilelines, above, but it didn't solve my problem. I had to run

sudo rm -rf /Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/


For version 15 you open the application (e.g. from the icon system menu bar, then the cog icon) and use the preferences (NTFS for Mac -> Preferences -> General). You may need to unlock the page with the lock icon in the bottom left and entering your password. There is an uninstall button on the same page.

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