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macOS, uninstall Burp Suite Pro

Report3user | Last updated: Nov 19, 2023 09:28PM UTC

After activating Burp Suite Pro I can not run it because it crashes at start (project creation), this issue is described here: * https://forum.portswigger.net/thread/apple-silicon-m3-and-burp-suite-pro-crash-at-launch-cab54fbf?CategoryId=bug-reports I want to try to completely uninstall Burp Suite Pro and reactivate it, but can't because: * can't use the 'Clean Burp from computer' option accessible from the Help menu at the moment. * deleted ~/.BurpSuite, it doesn't help. Burp Suite Pro still understands that it is activated on this PC. Thus, how do I completely uninstall Burp Suite Pro without accessing 'Clean Burp from computer'? Is there some other directory where the activation is stored?

Hannah, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Nov 20, 2023 01:25PM UTC

Hi Licensing information is stored in a separate place, in your Java preferences store. On Mac, this is in the following location: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.java.util.prefs.plist Your license activation status shouldn't be causing the issues you are experiencing, so it shouldn't be necessary to clean this up.

Report3user | Last updated: Nov 20, 2023 01:44PM UTC

Hello Hannah, thanks for your reply. Could you please provide a list of files/directories that are deleted by executing 'Clean Burp from computer'? Or only com.apple.java.util.prefs.plist file will be removed when executing this command?

Michelle, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Nov 21, 2023 10:10AM UTC

When you choose the option to 'Clean Burp from computer' you are presented with different options. If you only wanted to remove the license key and so selected 'Remove Burp license key', this will remove the entry for the license key from the file ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.java.util.prefs.plist but will not remove the entire file. Temporary files are stored in the location specified within Burp (by default this is the default system temp directory, but this is configurable). Configuration files are stored amongst the files located under ~/.BurpSuite. Based on the issue you have described in your other forum post, cleaning these files manually is unlikely to alter the behavior you are seeing.

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