Files Installed by Zoom on MacOS

A bunch of DF readers have asked about how to uninstall Zoom on MacOS. Alastair Houghton examined Zoom’s shoddy installer script and it appears that on modern systems (running 10.10 or later) Zoom only installs two items:

  • /Applications/
  • ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ZoomUsPlugIn.plugin

Trash these two items and you should be done with Zoom. If there’s anything else Zoom installs, let me know.

Update: Houghton has updated his post with a few other items Zoom leaves behind, in ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Preferences/.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020