Uninstalled Mozy or Carbonite on OS X? Read This.

A few months back I had tried out both Mozy and Carbonite for OS X. I wanted some assurance that if a comet crashed into my house, my files would survive. Long story short, neither of them really fit the bill, so I ended up uninstalling both of them.

Today, I was having some issues getting CF8 to start up. Checking the logs, I saw the following:

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

Both applications were uninstalled cleanly. I was pretty surprised to find that there were processes still running (frequently) for both of them.

Some googling revealed the solution to removing ‘em (run as sudo where needed):

launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mozy.backup.plist
rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mozy.backup.plist

launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.carbonite.launchd.carbonitealerts.plist
launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.carbonite.launchd.carbonitestatus.plist
rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.carbonite.launchd.carbonitealerts.plist
rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.carbonite.launchd.carbonitestatus.plist

Ah, much better. Seeing how poorly each of the uninstall processes actually worked makes me feel pretty good about no longer using either service.

To give due credit, https://www.georgestarcher.com/?p=177 detailed removing Mozy, and http://de-co-de.blogspot.com/2009/03/un-carbonite.html detailed removing Carbonite.

Thanks to both blogs for posting the information.