Uninstall Krisp manually

Who can use this?

Users: users on all plans
Platform: Mac

This article explains how you can manually uninstall Krisp from one or multiple Mac devices at once.


When can manual removal be needed?

Manual removal can be needed in these cases:

  • You still see Krisp audio and video devices on your machine after uninstalling the app.
  • You still see the Krisp icon on the toolbar after uninstalling the app.
  • Krisp audio is in an unhealthy state and restarting the app or CoreAudio driver doesn’t help and you need to manually uninstall/reinstall the app.


Manually uninstalling Krisp

Versions below 2.0.0 Versions 2.0.0 and above

To manually remove Krisp from a Mac device, follow these instructions:

  1. Quit Krisp
  2. Remove the following files and folders from the Mac device:

    File/folder name File/folder path
    Krisp application folder "/Applications/krisp.app/"
    Krisp uninstaller folder "/Applications/Utilities/krisp/"
    Krisp audio driver folder "/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/KrispAudio.driver/"
    Krisp local storage folder "~/Library/Application Support/ai.krisp.krispMac/"
    Krisp local cache folder "~/Library/Caches/ai.krisp.krispMac/"

Restart the core audio of your Mac to remove Krisp audio devices from the system. For that:

    • open Terminal
    • paste this command: sudo launchctl kickstart -kp system/com.apple.audio.coreaudiod
    • press the return key to run the command

Files/folders present in some cases

These files and folders may be present or not on your device. Check for them as well, and remove them if they are present:

File/folder name File/folder path
Krisp uninstaller local storage folder "~/Library/Application Support/ai.krisp.krispMac.uninstaller"
Krisp launch agent "~/Library/LaunchAgents/ai.krisp.krispMac.cameraAssistant.plist”
Krisp sentry cache "~/Library/Caches/SentryCrash/krisp"
Krisp uninstaller cache "~/Library/Caches/ai.krisp.krispMac.uninstaller"
Krisp local config file "~/Library/Preferences/ai.krisp.krispMac.analytic.plist"
Krisp analytics events cache file "~/Library/Preferences/ai.krisp.krispMac.sharedSecrets.plist"


Krisp video-related files/folders

If you have Krisp video installed on your device, remove the following files and folders:

File/folder name File/folder path
Krisp camera plugin “/Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/KrispCamera.plugin”
Virtual background images "~/Library/Application Support/ai.krisp.krispMac/BackgroundImages"


Follow these steps to remove Krisp video device from the system:

  • open Terminal
  • paste this command: launchctl remove ai.krisp.krispMac.cameraAssistant command
  • paste this command: launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/ai.krisp.krispMac.cameraAssistant.plist
  • press the return key to run the commands

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