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.

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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