How to uninstall the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin

Mac OS X

Chrome, FireFox or Safari

All browsers share the same plugin installation.

To uninstall, remove the following file and folder:

  • /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/WidevineMediaOptimizer.plugin
  • /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/WidevineMediaOptimizer
  1. Close and quit all browser windows.
  2. Using Spotlight (Search), find Internet Plug-Ins.

  3. Spotlight Search

  4. Open the Internet Plug-Ins folder.
  5. Right-click on WidevineMediaOptimizer.plugin and select Move to Trash.
Move plugin to Trash

Microsoft Windows

Chrome

  1. Close and quit all browsers.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Under Programs, select Uninstall a Program.
    1. On older versions of Windows, select Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Select Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 6.0.0 and click Uninstall/Change.
  5. The program will be removed from the list.
Uninstall plugin in Chrome

Firefox

  1. Open the Add-Ons Manager.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Select the Widevine Media Optimizer plugin and click Remove.
  4. Restart the browser after the plugin is removed.
Uninstall plugin in Firefox

Internet Explorer

  1. Close and quit all browsers.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Under Programs, select Uninstall a Program.
    1. On older versions of Windows, select Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Select Widevine Media Optimizer IE 6.0.0 and click Uninstall/Change.
  5. The program will be removed from the list.

Uninstall plugin in IE

Verify plugin removal

  • In Chrome, you can do this by entering chrome://plugins/ in the URL field.
  • In Firefox, you can do this by going to Tools/Add-Ons, then go to both Plugins and Extensions.
  • In Safari, go to Help/Installed Plug-ins.
  • In Internet Explorer, you can do this by going to Tools/Manage add-ons, then choose Show: All add-ons.