TCDconnect - How to remove the TCDconnect settings

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What is this page about

This page gives information on the process to remove the TCDconnect settings and registration from your device.

Who will find this information useful.

This information is for Trinity students who wish to remove access to TCDconnect service from their device.

The steps are different depending on whether you are using a mobile device/smartphone or a laptop/desktop.

Deregistering a mobile device

Please follow the steps outlined on the website, depending on your device:

Removing the settings on a PC or Mac

How to remove web browser proxy settings

Select the appropriate browser and device to get instructions on how to remove the proxy settings.

Internet Explorer for Windows PC

  1. Launch Internet Explorer and click the Tools menu
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click the Connections tab
  4. Click the LAN Settings button
  5. Ensure that the only item ticked in the Local Area Network settings window is the Automatically Detect Settings box. All other fields should be unselected
  6. All other fields should have any text such as ‘tcdproxy…’ or ‘http://proxypac...’ removed
  7. Click the OK button twice to close the open windows.

Firefox for PC

    (Instructions may vary slightly depending on browser version)

  1. Launch Firefox
  2. Click on the Tools menu
  3. Click on the Options menu
  4. Click the Advanced icon
  5. Click the Network tab
  6. Click the Settings button
  7. Ensure that the No Proxy option is selected
  8. Click the Ok button twice to close the open windows

Safari for macOS

(Instructions may vary slightly depending on macOS installed)

  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left hand corner and click on System Preferences
  2. Under the Internet and Network section, click on the Network icon
  3. Under the Location field you may have setup multiple profiles to connect to the wired and wireless networks
  4. Click on the arrows beside the Location field, click on Edit Locations
  5. In the list you can choose the location profiles to delete which relate to the TCD network, such as residences or TCDwifi – or similar depending on what you called them at the time of setup
  6. Highlight the location profile you want to delete and click the – sign to remove it.
  7. If there is only one location there: “Automatic”, or you modified an existing location you use elsewhere you will need to remove the proxy settings from that location
    • For both the Airport connection and Ethernet connection
    • Click the Advanced button if there, (OS X 10.4.11 will not have and advanced button, skip to the next step)
    • Click on the Proxies tab
    • Un-tick any of the ticked proxy options, such as
      • Web proxy
      • Secure web proxy
      • Automatic Proxy configuration
      • There may be more so make sure to get them all
    • Click OK
    • Click Apply

Firefox for macOS

    (Instructions may vary slightly depending on browser version)

  1. Launch Firefox
  2. Click on the Firefox menu and click on Preferences menu
  3. Click on the Advanced icon then click on the Network tab
  4. Click on the Settings button
  5. Ensure that the Direct Connection to the Internet option is selected
  6. Click the Ok button twice to close the open windows

How to remove TCDwifi wireless network settings

You may wish to remove the configuration settings for the TCDwifi wireless network as you will no longer be connecting to it.

Windows 8.1

  1. Right-click on the Start Button on the desktop and select Command Prompt
  2. In the command prompt window type

    netsh wlan delete profile name="TCDwifi"

    and press Enter

Windows 8

  1. Click on the network icon in the taskbar on the bottom right of the desktop
  2. The Networks pane will appear
  3. Right click on TCDwifi and select 'Forget this network'

Windows 7

  1. Click Start
  2. Open Control Panel
  3. Choose “Network and Internet” or “Network and Sharing Center”, whichever is present
  4. Choose “Manage wireless networks”
  5. Highlight the TCDwifi, or any other TCD related networks, by clicking on them
  6. Click the “Remove” button
  7. Click “Yes” if prompted

macOS X

(Instructions may vary slightly depending on macOS installed)

  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left hand corner and click on System Preferences
  2. Under the Internet and Network section, click on the Network icon
  3. Choose Airport
  4. Click the Advanced button if there, (OS X 10.4.11 will not have and advanced button, skip to the next step)
  5. Under the “Airport” tab, click on the TCDwifi network to highlight it
  6. Click the minus symbol – to remove it
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Apply

How to uninstall Trinity-supplied anti-virus software

If you installed one of the Trinity supplied antivirus software applications, (McAfee Virusscan Enterprise for PC and McAfee Virex\Virusscan for Mac), you must uninstall them when leaving Trinity, for licensing reasons.

PCs – McAfee Virusscan Enterprise Uninstall instructions

McAfee Virusscan Enterprise may have been provided by IT Services when your computer was registered, (instructions may vary slightly depending on Microsoft Windows OS)

  1. Click on the Start button and click on Control Panel menu
  2. Click on the Uninstall a program option (Windows 7)
  3. Scroll down the list of installed programs until you find McAfee Virusscan Enterprise listed
  4. Highlight it and click the uninstall button
  5. Follow the uninstall wizard instructions accepting the default options until the uninstall process completes
  6. Restart your computer after the uninstall completes

Mac – McAfee Virex/Virusscan Uninstall Instructions

(You may have installed Virex or VirusScan for when you registered your Mac in Trinity)

  1. Search for a file called VirexUninstall.command or Virusscan Uninstall.command on the hard drive of your Macintosh
  2. Click on this file and it will may prompt you to supply a local computer password, please note this is the password for your Mac and not your Trinity network login password
  3. The uninstall will begin and, once complete, close this window
  4. If you cannot find a Virex Uninstall.command (it may also be called Virusscan Uninstall.command), then search for any files starting with Virex or Virusscan and drag them to the Trash icon and empty the Trash.

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