Deleting an app from the finder

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Hello. I'm trying to delete an app from the finder that was not downloaded from the App Store. I've tried Command + backspace to move the app to the trash, but its not going. Can someone please help? Thank you

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Submitted by Igna Triay on Friday, May 17, 2019

go to where you have the app when you are in desktop, then press command backspace

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Sunday, May 19, 2019

In reply to by Igna Triay

Sorry... its not on the desktop, its in my applications folder. I've tried the command and it does not work.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Sunday, May 19, 2019

What app are you trying to deleat. It should work if you go to your applications folder itself and press command delete on the app there.W

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Sunday, May 19, 2019

In reply to by Igna Triay

Its an app I accidently downloaded from the web. The command for deleting it is not working when I'm in the applications folder.

Submitted by Tyler on Sunday, May 19, 2019

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Is the app open or in use? If you're not sure, open Activity Monitor and check if there are any processes related to that app. If there are, quit them and try deleting the app again.

If it is a legit app, try googling something like, "Uninstall app name." If it is malware, use something like Malware Bytes or another anti-malware app to remove it and disinfect your computer.