How to uninstall Cisco Anyconnect modules

on May 10th, 2018 by Hades | No Comments »

A while ago I installed Cisco AnyConnect on my Mac, in order to VPN into work. Recently I noticed that a process acwebsecagent was logging multiple failures every minute to my system log; with a bit of investigation, it appears that the AnyConnect installer defaults also installs Cisco Web Security unless one chooses to uncheck it.

As far as I can tell Web Security appears not to be related to AnyConnect’s VPN functionality; it is a separately licensed Cisco service, and if it isn’t configured it appears to have a performance impact on one’s Mac.

If it is installed, you can remove it with:
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/websecurity_uninstall.sh

Uninstall other Cisco Anyconnect modules:
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/dart_uninstall.sh
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/nvm_uninstall.sh
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/umbrella_uninstall.sh
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/amp_uninstall.sh