Gleaning TechTracker from your system
OK, so my method is a little killer, but it does the job:
AppTrap didn't respond to putting the TechTracker app in the trash on my system. I made sure I had the most recent copy of AppTrap prior to attempting. Don't know what happened there. I have various other options, but in this case I wanted to make ABSOLUTELY sure I had this garbage off my system, as it's just spawning and respawning and on and on suddenly for no apparent reason. I really don't use it. It was a curiosity to see if it would be of any value, and it ended up looking like more of a bother than I needed. I use Dashboard Widgets to keep me current, that and simply updating what I use often, namely Application Update and Widget Update. They offer nice configuration to suit various folder structures and customize nicely. PLUS, they only run when I ask them to, which is currently set for when I open my Dashboard.
Anyhow, as my Black MacBook with 10.6.8 seems to be plagued by processes that are failing constantly - which will ultimately most likely result in my installing my new HDD and starting from scratch, reinstalling everything I love to make sure I keep what I need and get rid of anything trying to tag along - I decided to start with the biggest flop, which is currently TechTracker.
My choice was to use FindAnyFile and search using the option-key "Find All" function which performs as Root, requesting your administrator password and finding everything. I searched for TechTracker, and found something in the neighborhood of 13 to 16 entries. I put everything in the trash from inside FindAnyFile, a great feature to say the least. Even better is the "Delete Immediately" feature, but as TechTracker has some items running currently that I didn't feel like bothering to hunt down and kill, I opted to just put the junk in the Trash and restart, emptying the trash on restart.
I am happily free of TechTracker and the constant entries in my error console from TechTracker crashing, respawning, and chugging away only to crash immediately again. I knew there would be a price to losing the old VersionTracker presence...