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System Cleanup

If you have done testing of MASQ in the past, this is very important!

All previous MASQ installers, directories and databases will need to be deleted. Ensure you follow the steps below to prepare your system before you install the latest MASQ software

Windows users of MASQ App v0.4.3+ should no longer have to perform system cleanup, but please check and report any leftover files you might see in our Canny​
You will need to end the background service MASQNodeon your machine if this is still running after an uninstall of a MASQ Beta software
Linux
Windows
MacOS
  • Uninstall any previous version of MASQ from machine:
    sudo snap remove masq
  • Uninstall any previous version of MASQ from machine
  • Remove the firewall exception for masqnode.exe (more just to keep things clean)
  • Move any logs that need to be inspected or saved and delete node-data.db from
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ
  • Delete any Electron files in directory: C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\electron
  • Delete the cache and setting files in directory: C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\MASQ
  • Delete the cache and setting files in directory if present, from previous installers: C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\MASQ
Many testers have reported using AppZapper very successfully to remove all logs and previous installer caches on MacOS: https://www.appzapper.com/ Otherwise you can follow manual file removal steps below:
  • Uninstall any previous version of MASQ from machine
  • Remove the firewall exception for masqnode.exe (more just to keep things clean)
  • Move any logs that need to be inspected or saved and delete node-data.db from
    Users/{yourUser}/library/Application Support/MASQ
  • Delete any Electron files in directory: Users/{yourUser}/library/Application Support/Electron
  • Delete the cache and setting files in directory: Users/{yourUser}/Applications/MASQ
  • Open 'Activity Monitor' and search for 'masq', Force Quit any processes running with masq in the name
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Warning: If you kill the root process for MASQNode, you will need to restart you PC or reinstall the MASQ app.
A few Windows 10 users have reported that their logs and node-data.db file may appear in this filepath: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ

Using Scripts to Clean Setup Files

You can utilize a batch file to quickly delete cache, logs and database files in between installing/uninstalling Beta versions.
Here are some suggested command scripts users can employ:
Windows
MacOS
@RD /S /Q "C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Roaming\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Local\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\MASQ"
@RD /S /Q "C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Local\MASQ\polygon-mumbai"
You can also follow these steps to create a one-click batch file to run on Windows!
  1. 1.
    Create new text document in Notepad. Paste the above into it.
  2. 2.
    Replace XXXXXX with your Windows User Account.
  3. 3.
    Save the file as a Batch (.bat) file.
  4. 4.
    Uninstall MASQ, using Windows 'Programs & Features' menu
  5. 5.
    Double click batch file to have it delete all the above folders.
  6. 6.
    Reinstall MASQ.
sudo rm -rf /Applications/MASQ.app
sudo rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Application\ Support/MASQ
sudo rm -rf /Users/$USER/Library/Application\ Support/Electron
sudo pkill -x MASQNode