After analyzing the repeatedly cited Knowledge Base article I've decided to post the following disclaimers.
1- Applying the steps described in http://kb.parallels.com/en/4790 amount to one big nothing (doesn't delete the .kexts) since the .kexts are actually folders and so the command should be 'sudo rm -rf <path to kext>' (the r stands for recursive and the f for force). Also, like any UNIX person will tell you, 'sudo rm -rf' is a VERY dangerous command because if you press enter accidently before typing the path or (middle-way thru the path) it will DELETE EVERYTHING on your disk without confirmation (or inside the directory up to the typed incomplete path) and it doesn't matter if you're currently inside a directory or not, the scope of rm is global.
You are better off navigating there with Finder and deleting the files thru it.
2- But Parallels, should never ever recommend using 'rm -rf' unless there isn't really any other alternative, and if rm is the only way Parallels should just build a script that does that for you and offer it for download.
This is a very big fault on Parallels behalf, very very sloppy job, I'm very disappointed.
Last edited: Jun 11, 2008