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How do I COMPLETELY remove Speed Download from Mac

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I installed then removed Speed Download by yazsoft from my iMac some time ago.  Yet, if I right click on any webpage, an option exists fro Speed Download with a further option to enable it.  I can't remember if I just dragged and dropped the app into the trash or used AppZapper.  Any suggestions on getting rid of the "remnants" of this program???  Thanks...
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Re-download a copy of Speed Download. The downloaded copy should come with an uninstaller.
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Thanks...I re-downloaded it, then used the app's uninstaller...Then a restart...Then followed the advice from the 2nd comment...Seems to be 100% removed...

JUST a follow-up statement, then question:

I was told when I bought my iMac that all I had to to do to uninstall an app was drag and drop it into the trash...Obviously that doesn't remove "everything"!!!  From now on, am I better off using an app's uninstall feature instead of dragging it straight into the trash???

Thanks Again!!!
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Usually deleting the app itself is all you need. The problem with Speed Download is that it is basically has to hack the system to work.
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