In the event that you want to completely remove the Kolide K2 Launcher agent from a device, you can do so by following the steps below. If you're trying to uninstall the Kolide Cloud Launcher agent, see How to uninstall the Kolide Launcher agent.

On macOS

First, launch Terminal.
Next, unload and remove the launcher by running:

sudo launchctl stop com.kolide-k2.launcher
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.kolide-k2.launcher.plist
sudo rm -f /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.kolide-k2.launcher.plist
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/kolide-k2
sudo rm -rf /etc/kolide-k2
sudo rm -rf /var/kolide-k2

On Windows

The K2 Launcher is installed using an MSI. The easiest way to uninstall is to:

  1. Enter  Apps & Features
  2. Search for Kolide 
  3. Click Uninstall 

The KolideLauncherK2Svc should no longer be present.

You may remove c:\Program Files\Kolide\Launcher-kolide-k2 

On Linux

Linux is usually installed via native OS packaging, based on systemd


systemctl stop launcher.kolide-k2
systemctl disable launcher.kolide-k2
rpm -e launcher-kolide-k2

Questions or other operating systems

Please contact us via Intercom, and we can assist you with uninstalling for your specific Linux machine!

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