AppImage

Remove Applications folder

Hi,

Recently I installed Balena Etcher in my KDE Neon system. On the first run it gave me the option to move the app to a permanent place and to integrate it in the system menu, I hit yes and a menu entry and a folder called Applications" at home were created.

After a while I removed Etcher, including the Applications folder. It now happens that every time I turn on/restart my laptop, the folder keeps reappearing. I looked in /.config and /.local for any remaining of balena but no matters what the folder is created after every reboot.

I appreciate any suggestions on how to get rid of that folder. Thank you in advance!

Well, after struggling a lot I was able to remove that Applications folder, this folder is created whit any appimage app that I try. Even if I don’t accept the creation of the folder and the menu entry during the first run the folder is created. This AppImage apps is the closest to what a virus is in my Linux experience.

Solution: Never install any AppImage

Could it be that you have https://github.com/TheAssassin/AppImageLauncher on your system?

On the first run it gave me the option to move the app to a permanent place and to integrate it in the system menu, I hit yes and a menu entry and a folder called Applications" at home were created.

Personally, I also dislike this behavior. Like, a lot.

Never install any AppImage

This is most definitely not the solution:

  1. You never have to “install” an AppImage. You just download, make it executable and run it
  2. The behavior you don’t like does not come from the AppImage, but most likely from https://github.com/TheAssassin/AppImageLauncher

Solution: Configure https://github.com/TheAssassin/AppImageLauncher differently or uninstall it.