Mac Mechanic is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) similar to MacTonic, Mac Clean Pro, Mac Heal Pro, and Mac Auto Fixer. Mac Mechanic has distributed additionally with false download managers such as Flash Player updates or web pages that state your Mac is infected with a virus popup and should be cleaned with Mac Mechanic to remove the virus. These claims the web pages make are false and only used to distributed Mac Mechanic as a fake virus removal tool.
In the image below, you see a malicious Adobe Flash Player installation for Mac. Notice how Mac Mechanic is additionally checked and installed in the hidden custom/advanced options.
Mac Mechanic is an optimizer for your Mac, at least that is what the developers claim. Mac Mechanic is very similar to Win Tonic, which is for Microsoft Windows and uses the same deceptive way of installing itself without the user’s consent. A better alternative to Mac Mechanic is CleanMyMac, which is 100% legitimate and the best Mac optimizer tool available today!
How to Prevent Mac Mechanic?
It is recommended to always read the Terms and Agreements and EULA’s before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast through the installation process “Next” or “OK” button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install.
If the installer “Download Client” offers an Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software delivered and installed during the installation process.
Scan with Combo Cleaner to remove Mac Mechanic
- Download Combo Cleaner.
- Double-click the downloaded file.
- In the opened window drag and drop the Combo Cleaner icon onto the Mac application's icon.
- Open Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon.
- Wait until the antivirus engine downloads it's virus definition updates.
- Click "Start Combo Scan”.
Uninstall Mac Mechanic
You can uninstall Mac Mechanic from Mac Sierra, Mac High Sierra and Mac Mojave with the CleanMyMac uninstaller.
Uninstall Mac Mechanic with CleanMyMac X
- Download and start CleanMyMac X.
- Open the Uninstaller tab in the left menu, select “Mac Mechanic“, “Booking.com“, “Searchitnow“, “Weknow” and click Uninstall.
Mac Mechanic slows down your Mac considerably by installing junkware on your Mac. CleanMyMac X Optimization takes care of this problem.
- Open the Optimization tab in the left menu and click View all items to optimize your Mac.
- After that optimization, you should perform a Smart Scan. In the left menu click Smart Scan at the top to completely clean your Mac and remove any adware, malware or viruses.
Remove Mac Mechanic and other Mac malware with Malwarebytes free
Malwarebytes for Mac is a free tool that scans for and removes threats that attack your system or your data, introduce unwanted behaviors, and degrade performance. Making your Mac, once again, your Mac.
Install Malwarebytes for Mac, follow installation instructions. After installation turn on protection.
In order to protect your Mac against malware, Malwarebytes wants to install a system extension. Click the "Open Security Preferences" button to allow Malwarebytes.
In the "Security & Privacy" settings on your Mac, click Allow to install Malwarebytes properly.
Malwarebytes is successfully installed and activated for a 30-day trial license including real-time protection.
Click Done to continue.
In the Malwarebytes dashboard, click "Scan now" to launch a malware scan on your Mac. The time it takes to perform a malware scan with Malwarebytes is around 1-2 minutes for Mac.
In the scan overview, you see a summary of the malware found by Malwarebytes on your Mac. Click "Confirm" to start the malware removal on your Mac.
Malwarebytes wants to reboot your Mac to complete the removal process, reboot your Mac. The malware is now removed from your Mac and the Mac is protected against future adware and malware infections.
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