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I installed tmetric by dpkg -i tmetric_desktop_18.2.4_amd64.deb. Nice and everything, although it doesn't really work well with Bionic. I therefore tried to remove it.

Here's where it gets weird. Even though dpkg -P tmetric{,-desktop} went through (no results were found for tmetric alone), after rebooting some tmetric GUI popped up asking whether I wanted to track my time.

As you can imagine, this is quite disturbing for me, as I suspect there might be some automatic process running on the background which could potentially gather connection and share my data.

After that, I removed /usr/bin/tmetric (which turned out to be still there despite having tried all dpkg and apt -r and -P options), and I now want to make sure all traces of tmetric are gone.

So my question is: What is the list of all possible locations to check for some tmetric* file/folder? Is it safe to remove it automatically? (I wonder whether trying something like find / -name tmetric* -delete would be suitable in this case) perhaps with some confirmation flag before it.

Also, I just realized that ~/.Devart just reappeared (dir for tmetricdesktop settings including my email address, "refresh-token" and active time). Please! I want to get rid of this nasty application asap!

popup screenshot (on the right)

Thanks in advance!

  • What does this give you dpkg -l tmetric? To find the files sudo dpkg -L tmetric! Look for the process id and kill it with sudo pgrep tmeric then sudo kill -9 <PID>` – George Udosen Dec 13 '18 at 17:38
  • Oh yes, I tried that, with no results. I believe dpkg is just completely unaware of its existence. And still, the tracking prompt just reappeared 5 seconds ago! Thanks for asking! – nvergontbij Dec 13 '18 at 17:45
  • Did this sudo pgrep tmeric turn up anything? – George Udosen Dec 13 '18 at 17:48
  • Didn't know this command, unfortunately no. (I ran sudo pgrep tmeTric) – nvergontbij Dec 13 '18 at 17:52
  • run sudo find / -iname "*tmetric*"! – George Udosen Dec 13 '18 at 17:54

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