10 June 2019

How to remove the Amazon package from Ubuntu 16.04

It's funny that Amazon would want to put up their icon on Ubuntu's Unity launcher or even on Windows.
Just because a user see an Amazon icon somewhere, it's neither going to entice users to click it or give it more advertising. In-fact, it does just the opposite. Annoy people for putting a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) into their OS.

To get rid of Amazon on Ubuntu 16.04, just do this:

sudo rm /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-amazon-default.desktop
sudo rm /usr/share/unity-webapps/userscripts/unity-webapps-amazon/Amazon.user.js
sudo rm /usr/share/unity-webapps/userscripts/unity-webapps-amazon/manifest.json

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