I cannot install Cisco Anyconnect VPN on Mac OS X as the VPN package is greyed out during installation. What should I do?

The VPN package is greyed out (as shown in the screen capture below) due to incomplete/unclean installation of VPN client.


To resolve the issue, please follow the steps below to remove the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client from your Mac OS X and re-install it again. Note: If your Mac user account has no password (a blank password), you must give it a password before proceeding the procedures below.  Please refer to Apple support site to change your password.

  1. From Finder menu, choose Go and then click Utilities.
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  3. Click Terminal.app App.
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  5. Type the following at the command prompt, press Enter and input the password of your Mac user account:

    sudo pkgutil ‐‐forget com.cisco.pkg.anyconnect.vpn

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