If you intend to re-install Tunnelblick, be sure you have a backup of your Tunnelblick configurations and settings — the uninstall process will delete them. See Backing Up and Restoring Configurations and Settings, below.
The uninstaller can do a "test", which does not uninstall anything, but displays a log of what it would have done if it were uninstalling.
Note: the uninstaller cannot be used to uninstall a rebranded version of Tunnelblick unless you have a copy of the rebranded version. The copy can be (but does not need to be) installed; it can simply be placed on the Desktop or in some other convenient location.
If you dragged an old copy of Tunnelblick to the Trash and are now unable to empty the Trash, see Cannot Empty the Trash.
First, download an uninstaller disk image from the Downloads page and double-click it. (The uninstall program may be used to uninstall any version of Tunnelblick or any rebranded version of Tunnelblick.)
To uninstall a recent version of Tunnelblick (3.3beta22 and higher), or an earlier Tunnelblick application located in /Applications, or any version of Tunnelblick which has been dragged to the Trash (whether or not the Trash has been emptied):
To uninstall an earlier version of Tunnelblick which is not located in /Applications or the Trash, or to uninstall RaptorVPN, Urban Shield VPN, or some other rebranded version of Tunnelblick:
Restarting your computer may not be necessary, but restart if it isn't too inconvenient.
Uninstalling on macOS Mojave
When uninstalling Tunnelblick on macOS Mojave, the system will show three warning windows as shown below. You must click the "OK" button in each of the three windows to continue the uninstall.
The first two windows displayed by macOS are correct:
The first two windows displayed by macOS are correct: Tunnelblick Uninstaller does control Finder and System Events. It does that as part of the normal uninstall process, to access and delete files and information related to Tunnelblick.
The third window displayed by macOS is completely wrong. Tunnelblick Uninstaller DOES NOT want to access your contacts, nor does it access your contacts or any other personal information except information you have entered in Tunnelblick settings and configurations. Tunnelblick Uninstaller does access some files and folders in your home directory, but only files and folders that Tunnelblick created or modified when it was installed. It also accesses corresponding files and folders of all of the other users you have created on your computer.
We take your privacy very seriously. For more information, please see Tunnelblick Privacy.
Backing Up and Restoring Configurations and Settings
Update: You can use "Export Tunnelblick Setup" to save a backup copy of your Tunnelblick settings. See Exporting and Importing Tunnelblick Setups for details.
When you update Tunnelblick or install Tunnelblick "on top of" an existing installation your configurations and settings are preserved. However, if you completely uninstall Tunnelblick as described above, your configurations and settings will be lost. Here's how to back them up and then restore them:
Note: These instructions do not backup or restore configurations for a "Deployed" version of Tunnelblick. "Deployed" versions contain their configurations inside the application itself, so you do not need to back them up or restore them; fresh versions of the configurations will be installed when you install the "Deployed" version of Tunnelblick.
To back up your configurations and settings before uninstalling:
(to copy the Shared folder you will need to enter a computer admininistrator username/password)
To restore the configurations and settings after installing Tunnelblick:
However, do not copy the folders to their original locations. Instead:
Then do the same thing for the Configurations folder, but install them for "Only Me".