Server using port 5900 after uninstall


I have reason to believe that the Vine System server has remained intact and is using port 5900 even after I uninstalled the application (or, at least I think I uninstalled the app).

I’d like to do a complete Vine VNC uninstall to test the theory. How is the most thorough way to assure that the application is completely off my system.



  1. If you have installed a System Server then you can either:
  • Launch the Vine and from the Startup Tab hit Disable System Server.
  • Or manually remove (drag to the trash) the folder /Library/StartupItems/OSXvnc and restart.
  1. Quit any running copies of the Vine Server application.
  2. Finally, remove (drag to the Trash) the Application (Vine that is usually installed in /Applications).[/list]

That’s all there is too it.

Keep in mind that if you are running Apple Remote Desktop it will continue to respond on port 5900 - this has nothing to do with Vine Server and must be disabled from System Preferences->Sharing.

Hey Jonathan,

That did the trick. Thanks for your prompt reply!


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