HDD Fan Control

Reduce Fan Noise and Protect your Drive.

Uninstalling HDD Fan Control

You can download and run the uninstall script, you will be required to enter your administrator password.

After deleting these files, or running the uninstall script you will want to power down your iMac completely and restart it to remove any remaining HDD Fan Control settings.

Or to manually uninstall follow these instructions:

Run this command in Terminal to stop HDD Fan Control, You will be prompted for the Administrator’s password.

sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.surteesstudios.hddfancontroldaemon.plist

Remove the following files and folders (all on your startup disk):

  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.surteesstudios.hddfancontroldaemon.plist
  • /Library/Library/Application Support/HDD Fan Control/
  • /Library/PreferencePanes/HDD Fan Control.prefPane
  • /Applications/HDD Fan Control Monitor.app

You will be prompted for the Administrator’s password when deleting these item’s.

After deleting these files, or running the uninstall script you will want to power down your iMac completely and restart it to remove any remaining HDD Fan Control settings.

If you are runinng an older version of HDD Fan Control (before 2.5) and wish to removethe files manually you will have to remove the following files and folders (all on your startup disk):

  • /Library/StartupItems/HDDFanControlDaemon
  • /Library/PreferencePanes/HDD Fan Control.prefPane
  • /Applications/HDD Fan Control Monitor.app

You will be prompted for the Administrator’s password when deleting these item)s.

If you are told any of the files are in use you need to quit “HDDFanControlDaemon” and “HDD Fan Control Monitor” from Activity Monitor under “All Processes”