Jamf Daemon on Mac, How to uninstall it

Here is what I did to remove/uninstall Jamf Daemon from the Mac. My Macbook pro starts to overheat after only five minutes of any work, so I did a little digging. Naturally, I Google-searched for a solution.

First I tried to establish what is taking my Mac CPU usage and I find-out in Activity Monitor that the Jamf Daemon was responsible for the high CPU usage, and unfortunately I could not kill this process. To find Activity Monitor on a Mac, go to your Applications folder > Utilities folder, and then double-click the Activity Monitor icon.

After more digging, I found you can uninstall/remove Jamf Daemon using Mac’s Terminal application. To find Terminal application on a Mac, go to your Applications folder > Utilities folder, and then double-click the Terminal icon.

How to remove Jamf Daemon on Mac

To remove all Jamf-related components run the following command on the Terminal application: Be sure to backup your computer with Time Machine before these steps below:

First, Change to “bin” directory/folder on your Terminal by typing

CD /usr/local/bin/

Once you are in the “bin” directory. Then type in:

sudo jamf removeFramework

Enter

Or change to this “sbin” directory/folder, if the first didn’t work, and do the same as above

First, Change to “sbin” directory/folder on your Terminal by typing

CD /usr/sbin/

Once you are in the “bin” directory. Then type in:

sudo jamf removeFramework

Enter

Double check in Activity Monitor to see if you were able to remove Jamf Daemon.

It worked for me!