Article ID: 114264, created on Aug 31, 2012, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk
  • Plesk Billing


Additional information

For information on removing Parallels Desktop 3.0, please check 4709
For information on removing Parallels Desktop 4.0, please check 5714
For information on removing Parallels Desktop 5.0, please check 6904
For information on removing Parallels Desktop 6.0, please check 9087
For information on removing Parallels Desktop 7.0, please check 112189


  • You upgraded from Parallels Desktop 7 to Parallels Desktop 8 and experience issues
  • Parallels Desktop application works improperly

  • You need to reinstall Parallels Desktop (If you want to reinstall Parallels Desktop, uninstall it first as prompted below and install it again.)
  • You want to uninstall Parallels Desktop


Note:  Your Virtual machines will not be affected by this procedure - only Parallels Desktop application will be uninstalled. If you want to remove a Virtual Machine please check this article:

1. Shut down Parallels Desktop and Virtual Machines
2. Open Applications folder and drag the Parallels Desktop icon into the Trash

Uninstalling Parallels Desktop using

If you are unable to uninstall Parallels Desktop by dragging it to Trash you may use these commands:

1.  Launch Terminal application from Applications/Utilities

2.  Paste the commands into Terminal (one by one; hit return after pasting each command)

Notice: You may need to enter your administrator password.

for pid in $(ps aux | grep "Parallels" | awk '{print $2}'); do echo kill -KILL $pid; done


for kext in $(kextstat | grep parallels | awk '{print $6}'); do kextunload $kext; done


rm /System/Library/Extensions/prl*


rm -rf "Parallels"


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