This is a Mac app and shell script for removing the Zoom video conferencing app from your Mac and disabling the vulnerabilities it leaves behind, as detailed in this blog post as well as Zoom's own uninstall instructions. The Mac app is just the shell script bundled into an app using Platypus for ease of use.
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You can either run the app (in order to bypass Mac app signing, you may need to right/two-finger click the app, hold the "⌘ Command" key on your keyboard, then select "Open" and confirm that you want to run the app), or clone this repository and run
./dezoom.sh if you're comfortable with the command line.
WARNING: This will disable Zoom video conferencing by default, delete the Zoom app, kill all Zoom processes, remove Zoom directories, and prevent their recreation. This is the course of action recommended in the vulnerability disclosure. I am not responsible for any data loss or problems that may occur (see below).
If you do notice any problems with running this, feel free to report them to me using GitHub issues, via Twitter (@ryanfb), or via email at
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