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FAQ: How do I uninstall the VPN CISCO client under Mac OS X?


In certain instances you will need to unistall the VPN Client on Mac OS X. Sometimes when you install a new version of MacOS X on your Mac, you need to upgrade the CISCO client to get the Cambridge VPDN to work successfully. Also, if you are having problems with the CISCO client you may need to uninstall a new version and re-install the CISCO client.

The VPN Client uninstall script uninstalls any previous command-line or GUI version of the VPN Client from your workstation.

To uninstall the VPN Client for Mac OS X:

  • Open a Terminal window (using an account with Admin privileges)
  • Type the following command: sudo /usr/local/bin/vpn_uninstall
  • Enter your password
  • You will be prompted to remove all profiles and certificates, answer Yes to the question which will remove all binaries, startup scripts, certificates, profiles, and any directories which were created during the installation process
  • Restart your Mac before re-installing the VPN CISCO client or updating it


Last updated: October 2011