Apple offers its Safari browser for both Windows(update: discontinued and no longer available now) and Mac, recently we covered lots of posts on Safari 5 from features to installing and uninstalling extensions; one thing I found annoying after uninstalling Safari is I observed that some software components related to it still remained on my Computer.
If you install Safari, along with it, Software Update, Bonjour, Apple Application support will be installed on your Computer. Uninstalling Safari does not mean the above mentioned apple related software components will be removed automatically.
To uninstall Safari completely from your Computer, follow the steps below
1.Use the Control Panel’s Programs and features in Windows 7 or Add or remove programs in Windows XP to uninstall Safari and its related software components in the following order.
- Apple Software Update
- Apple Application Support
2.To uninstall Safari in Windows 7, go to Control Panel>Programs and Features > select Safari and click Uninstall.
In Windows XP, go to Control Panel>Add or remove programs and select Safari click Remove.
3. Follow the above procedure to uninstall other software components such as Apple Software Update, Bonjour and Apple Application Support.
Don’t restart your Computer, if Windows prompts you.
4. After uninstalling all the above Apple Safari and related software components, restart your PC. Go to Safari folder in Program Files and delete that Folder.