Have you ever tried using the Mac Cleanup Pro? We all want to have the best experience in using our Mac OS. Even though the viruses and malware in Mac is not as rampant as Windows, they still have a fair share of problems.
Basically, you can use different tools that would provide the maintenance tasks that you need. They can delete any software leftovers, delete your Internet cache and all of the unnecessary data from your operating system.
However, if you are using the Mac Cleanup Pro to do all of these, you are just making a fool of yourself. This tool does not even remove the junk of your OS properly. It will just report the issues with low severity and there are also times that it reports issues that do not even exist.
What this scam software is going to do is to flag all of them as critical and offer their paid services to you. If you fall for their trick, you just wasted a couple of bucks.
It is frustrating to deal with problems on your Mac OS, but this Mac Cleanup Pro is not the right choice.
What is The Issue with Mac Cleanup Pro?
Basically, we know that this software is not doing what is supposed to do. It is not the biggest problem and it is not really the reason why we have to remove it from your computer.
Usually, when you install this kind of software, it comes with other extras. It is not easy to know whether this software has another other extra included like adware and more since they won’t disclose it to you.
Free downloads usually have this kind of scheme. They let you download something for free, then they add something that would cause problems to your PC.
In this case, Mac Cleanup Pro usually comes with an adware and you can see a lot of ad pop ups in your computer.
You have to be very careful on what you install to your computer because sometimes, you won’t even notice that you actually allowed the software to install something else.
If you want to remove this, we can offer you 2 separate methods. You can choose whatever you deem is best.
Manual Removal of Mac Cleanup Pro Virus
The manual removal can be a bit of a hassle for some, but we will guide you through this step by step and make sure that you can follow the instructions even if you don’t know anything about troubleshooting.
#1: Open the Utilities Folder
The first thing that you have to do is to go to the Utilities folder and look for the Activity Monitor from the options available.
#2: Remove the Mac Cleanup Pro Process
Once you found the Activity Monitor, click on it and look for the Mac Cleanup Pro. Select it then you have to quit process. You have to do this to make sure that the Mac Cleanup Pro is not running in the background.
After clicking Quit Process, a prompt will appear asking you if you are sure that you want to quit the application. You should select the Force Quit option.
You cannot uninstall any software if they are still running so you have to stop the process first.
#3: Move the App to Trash
Next move is to move the application to the trash folder. What you have to do is to click the Go button and selecting Applications from the list.
You need to look for the Mac Cleanup Pro application on the interface, right click on the entry and Move to Trash.
If it requires a password, you can enter your password so you can move it directly to trash.
#4: Stop Mac Cleanup Pro from Starting Automatically after logging in
The next thing to do is to make sure that the Mac Cleanup Pro will not open when you open your computer. Although you already removed it, there are times when the app itself will not be completely removed.
You have to make sure that it will not run again after you open your computer.
Go to Apple Menu and go to System Preferences. Click Accounts and select Login Items.
After that, the system will list down all of the programs that would login automatically during start up. Look for the Mac Cleanup Pro app, check the box and click the Minus sign at the lower left part of the prompt box.
#5: Remove Mac Cleanup Pro from Library
The next step is to remove the application from the Library of your Mac.
Go to Apple Finder and look for the Go to Folder. This will allow you to type in the folder that you want to access directly. It is a bit of hassle to do this manually so you just need to use the Go to Folder and type this string in the dialogue box that would appear: /Library/LaunchAgents.
After this, the LaunchAgents library will open up and you will have to find certain entries and move them to trash. Here are the entries that you need to remove.
Make sure that you move all of them to trash.
You will have to do the same thing, but this time, you have to use this string in the dialogue box: ~/Library/LaunchAgents
You have to find the same entries once it opens and move them all to trash as well.
#6: Access Application Support Folder
You have to use the Go to Folder again and this time, you need to type in this string in the dialogue box: ~/Library/Application Support.
This will lead you to another folder and you will need to remove a few entries as well:
#7: Empty Trash
Once you remove everything, you should immediately go to your trash folder and empty it immediately.
Once you’ve followed all of the simple steps that are mentioned above, you won’t have any issues with this software.
Reminder: You have to be very careful because this virus usually has a different name. That is the reason why we usually ask you to remove any suspicious items that you can see.
Automatic Tool to Remove Mac Cleanup Pro Virus from Your Mac OS
Now that you already know how to do the manual removal, we will proceed to the easier part of the tutorial.
If you are dealing with any kind of malicious code or any virus on your Mac, you need something that can remove it completely from your computer in just a few clicks. Although some of you might still prefer the manual method, using Freshmac Application is just the same.
This is a tool that can remove any malware or malicious codes in your Mac in just a few minutes. It also has the ability to protect your privacy by simply removing the tracking cookies. It can even free up your disk space and decrease the boot time of your PC by managing your startup applications.
This is practically the best software that you can use to deal with the Mac Cleanup Pro. Here is a step by step guide on how you can use this.
Step 1: Download the Freshmac Installer
This is the easiest part of the tutorial since you only need to download the software. However, make sure that you don’t download it elsewhere and only get the software from its main website.
You might face more problems if you download this software from another site and got a virus instead.
Once you finished downloading the installer, click on the file and it will open up the installer window. Just follow the procedures after that and the system will ask for your password to complete the installation.
Once you are done, the software will be successfully installed on your computer.
Step 2: Let the App Run Automatically
Don’t be alarmed if the application suddenly opened after installation. It is part of the procedure because after installation, the app will run immediately and perform a scan.
It will perform 5 different scans:
- Privacy Issues
Step 3: Click Fix Safely
After the scan, a report will then be displayed, and it will indicate the health status of the system as well as the number of all the issues found for every category mentioned above.
Once you checked all of the issues, you can click the Fix Safely button located at the lower right part of the software.
It will remove all of the junk files and all of the privacy issues that the software detected while scanning your computer.
Step 4: Check if The Issue is Resolved
Of course, you need to make sure that the Mac Cleanup Pro virus is completely removed.
If it is still there, go to the Uninstaller open on your Freshmac and search for the entry that may appear suspicious to you. You can select the Fix Safely button and force-uninstall the applications that you think is suspicious.
Step 5: Check Temp and Startup Apps
You have to check the Temp and Startup Apps that you can find below the Uninstaller option. Make sure that you also remove the suspicious items that you can find there as well.
This kind of virus can be removed easily, but it is better if you can actually prevent it from causing problems to you.
If you have Freshmac installed on your Mac, you won’t have to deal with this kind of issue. Freshmac will prevent any malicious software from invading your computer and it will remove it immediately.