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Uninstalling SWB Audio App & Capture


There are two steps to the uninstall:

  1. SWB Audio Capture (the audio driver itself)
  2. SWB Audio App (the menubar part, that you can see)Manually:

Step 1: Uninstall SWB Audio Capture

First step is to remove the audio driver. You do this using the SWB Audio App:

  1. Open SWB Audio App from the menu bar, and choose Uninstall Audio Driver.Screen_Shot_2021-04-05_at_9.14.01_AM.png
  2. Enter your password in the dialog that appears.
  3. You can verify that the driver is uninstalled by going to System Preferences | Sound | Output. There should be no SWB Audio Capture driver listed anymore.


Step 2: Remove SWB Audio App

  1. Go to /Applications/
  2. Find SWB Audio App and move it to the trash.


Optional - Manual Uninstall

If you want to remove the driver manually, here's a script that'll do it:

Look to the very bottom of this article, and download the script ""

Then from terminal, at the same place you downloaded it, run it:

bash       (then hit return)

Script Contents:


echo "This script will remove SWB Audio App & SWB Audio Capture"
echo "Please enter your own user account password if asked.  Press CTRL-C to abort."

sudo rm -rf '/Applications/SWB Audio'
sudo rm -rf /Users/Shared/SWBAudioDaemon
sudo rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.shinywhitebox.SWBAudioHelperTool.plist
sudo rm -rf ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.shinywhitebox.SWBAudioDaemon.plist
sudo rm -rf /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/SWBAudioCapturePlugIn.driver
sudo launchctl kickstart -k system/
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