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Parallels network interfaces cannot be deleted from "System Preferences"

Article ID: 5556, created on Aug 18, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

APPLIES TO:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 3.0 for Mac

Symptoms

I have uninstalled Parallels Server, but I still can see Parallels interfaces in "System Preferences" in the "Network" section. I tried to remove them, but they reappear after restarting the Mac OS.

Resolution

In the Mac OS, open "Terminal" from Applications/Utilities and run the following commands:
cd /System/Library/Extensions
sudo rm -rf prl_hid_hook.kext
sudo rm -rf prl_hypervisor.kext
sudo rm -rf prl_netbridge.kext
sudo rm -rf prl_usb_connect.kext
sudo rm -rf prl_vnic.kext


Note: You will be asked for your Mac OS account password when you run the "sudo" command.

Restart the Mac OS. Parallels Server Network interfaces should not appear in System Preferences > Network.



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