How to uninstall Cisco Anyconnect modules

on May 10th, 2018 by Hades | 2 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/

Uninstall other Cisco Anyconnect modules:
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/
sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/

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  1. N says:

    Thank you for this post :)
    Without this I wouldve reinstalled it manually, this works much faster

  2. W says:

    Thank you soooooo much for this post. I would not be able to remove it without your instruction and help. I am no programmer or have any knowledge about mac.

    I have one more module that would like to get rid of which is ‘system scan’. would you be able to help how to remove it?

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