Note: You do not need to uninstall Tunnelblick before updating or reinstalling. You should uninstall if you no longer want to use Tunnelblick, or if you are having problems and have been told to uninstall it.
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.
Backing Up and Restoring Configurations and Settings
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".