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Question: how to delete extensions Youku, Tudou, etc...

I'm trying to delete the following extensions but I'm no luck. Tudou, Youku, Sina Weibo, and Tencent Weibo. Please help.

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Oct 26, 2016 7:49 AM in response to Mac User Remy In response to Mac User Remy

Regardless the advice, Apple should not confuse users by placing unknown and unneeded extensions, taking up space and adding to concerns about where these thing come from and why.


They should offer up an option to add these if wanted/needed and explain why and what they are for.


Wasting peoples' collective time here or at all is simply not OK. Apple and all corporations need to consider and heed that when making decisions.

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Feb 23, 2015 11:38 AM in response to Mac User Remy In response to Mac User Remy

Remove Extensions


Macintosh HD > System > Library > Extensions


Look for Extensions.


Right click on those folders and choose "Move to Trash".



But these these are there by default. These are meant for Chinese users.





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Feb 23, 2015 11:41 AM in response to Mac User Remy In response to Mac User Remy

I very strongly recommend that you ignore any advice, on any website, to remove or modify built-in components of OS X. Do that, if at all, only on the instructions of Apple Support. The comments on this site do not come from Apple.

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Oct 25, 2015 7:37 AM in response to Linc Davis In response to Linc Davis

Linc is making a good point here. First, these extensions cause no harm. You can just ignore them. Second, removing the extension from the System/Library/Extensions folder or System/Library/Internet Accounts folder does NOT remove all of the files associated with these Chinese language support files. Some the related files are buried in other parts of OS X.


Linc's advise is best IMO... just leave them unchecked and ignore them.

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Oct 26, 2016 7:49 AM in response to Mac User Remy In response to Mac User Remy

Regardless the advice, Apple should not confuse users by placing unknown and unneeded extensions, taking up space and adding to concerns about where these thing come from and why.


They should offer up an option to add these if wanted/needed and explain why and what they are for.


Wasting peoples' collective time here or at all is simply not OK. Apple and all corporations need to consider and heed that when making decisions.

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Oct 26, 2016 10:16 AM in response to Dancin' Brook In response to Dancin' Brook

Apple doesn’t routinely monitor the discussions. These are mostly user to user discussions.


Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem or a suggestion for change. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem/suggested change solved sooner.


Feedback

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Feb 7, 2017 5:15 PM in response to Dancin' Brook In response to Dancin' Brook

I agree with you. A customer should not be required to keep these third-party extensions installed on their machines if they decide they want to disable them and want nothing to do with them. The advice provided may be sound but it does not address the crux of the issue. For what it's worth, I've sent feedback regarding this matter to Apple even though it's obviously just a drop in the bucket. And while Apple may not officially monitor these discussions the input and opinions provided here serve a useful purpose as motivation to other customers who agree, to send feedback as well.

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