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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
/Library/PreferencePanes/NTFSforMacOSX.prefPane
/System/Library/Filesystems/ufsd_NTFS.fs
/System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon.NTFS.trial.plist
/etc/mach_init_per_user.d/trial_expired_NTFS.plist
/sbin/fsck_ufsd_NTFS
/sbin/mount_ufsd_NTFS
/sbin/newfs_ufsd_NTFS
/usr/lib/libUFSDNTFS.dylib
/usr/sbin/fsctl_ufsd
/Library/Logs/ufsd.log
/tmp/ufsd.log
/usr/share/.intelligence
/Library/Receipts/$PRODUCT.pkg/Archive.bom

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
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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
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Go to System Preferences, open NTFS and press uninstall.

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    does not work anymore :( – igor Nov 11 '17 at 17:31
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I deleted /Library/Application Support/Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X/ with all files in it. It worked, no more annoying popups.

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

/username/Library/Preferences/loginwindow.plist

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.

Example:

 <dict>
   <key>AliasData</key>
   <data>
   AAAAAADmAAMAAQAAfCWwgFwYSCsAAAAAAFe3TQBXumkAAMZc/kwA
   L1Jlc291cmNlcy9Hcm93bE1lbnUuYXBwAAATAAEvAP//AAA=
   </data>
   <key>Hide</key>
   <false/>
   <key>Path</key>
   <string>/Library/PreferencePanes/Growl.prefPane/Contents/Resources/NTFS.app</string>
  </dict>
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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.

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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.)


Result:

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!

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

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  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
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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/

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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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