How To Get Webex Off My Macbook Air

Removing Webex from my MacBook Air was quite a feat. As someone who appreciates a streamlined computer, I was set on completely eradicating this application from my system. In this article, I will walk you through the detailed steps of uninstalling Webex from your MacBook Air, share some of my personal experiences during the process, and offer some insights on the journey.

Step 1: Quit Webex and Close Any Running Processes

The first step in the uninstallation process is to make sure that Webex is not running on your MacBook Air. To do this, you can simply click on the Webex icon on your menu bar and select the “Quit” option. Alternatively, you can use the “Force Quit” option by pressing Command + Option + Esc and selecting Webex from the list of running applications.

Now, this is where I encountered my first hurdle. Even after quitting Webex, I noticed that some background processes were still running. To completely close these processes, I had to open the Activity Monitor (you can find it in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder) and manually force quit any Webex-related processes.

Step 2: Uninstall Webex Application

Once you have successfully closed all the Webex processes, it’s time to uninstall the application itself. To do this, open Finder and navigate to the “Applications” folder. Look for the “Cisco Webex” file and drag it to the Trash. However, be aware that Webex may have installed other components on your system.

After moving the main application to the Trash, I decided to do a thorough search for any remaining files. I used the search function in Finder and looked for various Webex-related keywords. I found some leftover files in the Library folders, such as “Cisco Webex Meetings” and “Webex Meetings Plugin.” I deleted these files as well to ensure a clean uninstallation.

Step 3: Remove Webex Extensions and Plugins

Webex may have installed browser extensions or plugins on your MacBook Air. These extensions can potentially cause issues even after uninstalling the main application. To remove them, open your preferred web browser (e.g., Safari or Chrome) and go to the browser’s preferences or settings.

In Safari, click on “Preferences” and navigate to the “Extensions” tab. Look for any Webex-related extensions and click on the “Uninstall” button next to them.

If you are using Chrome, open the browser’s menu, go to “More Tools,” and select “Extensions.” From there, you can find and remove any Webex-related extensions.


Removing Webex from my MacBook Air required a bit of digging and persistence, but it was well worth the effort. Not only did it free up some valuable storage space, but it also eliminated any potential conflicts or performance issues caused by the application.

Remember, the steps I mentioned above may vary slightly depending on the version of Webex and the operating system you are using. It’s always a good idea to double-check the application’s documentation or consult Apple Support if you encounter any difficulties during the uninstallation process.

Now that Webex is finally gone from my MacBook Air, I can enjoy a clutter-free computer once again.