How to uninstall and remove NTFS-3G completely from Mac?

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    Install NTFS-3G, it’s are able to read and write to NTFS drivers. By reasons, many mac users want to delete it. Look at the following steps to uninstall and remove NTFS-3G completely from MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Lion.

    First way: It is much more simple to uninstall NTFS-3G by clicking on uninstall NTFS-3G button (System Preferences –> NTFS 3G)

    Be noticed of 2 things:
    • The Lock button must be unlocked.
    • If the uninstall NTFS-3G… button is disabled, you must enable NTFS-3G first.

    Second way: Uninstall NTFS-3G using command lines through Terminal
    Use the following command lines:

    sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0"
    sudo rm /sbin/mount_ntfs
    sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs.original /sbin/mount_ntfs
    sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=1"

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