How to uninstall nwatch from Ubuntu

Uninstall nwatch

To uninstall just nwatch package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove nwatch

Uninstall nwatch and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the nwatch package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove nwatch

Purging nwatch

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of nwatch from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge nwatch

To delete configuration and/or data files of nwatch and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge nwatch

nwatch package information

name nwatch
section net

Network service detector

NWatch is a sniffer but can be conceptualized as a "passive port scanner", in that it is only interested in IP traffic and it organizes results as a port scanner would. The advantage of this tool is that services that are open for a short period of time can be detected with NWatch while successive nmap scans will miss them. The disadvantage is that the service have to be actively used to be detected.


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

See Also

How to install nwatch package on Ubuntu