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How to Uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro? – Mac Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave

By | October 5, 2018

Mac Cleanup Pro is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) similar to Advanced Mac CleanerMac MechanicMacTonic, Mac Clean Pro, Mac Heal Pro, and Mac Auto Fixer.

Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro to remove the virus.

These claims the web pages make are false and only used to spread Mac Cleanup Pro as a fake virus removal tool.

Mac Cleanup Pro is a system optimizer for your Mac, at least that is what the developers claim. The developers only want you to buy the full version of this fake app.

Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro is CleanMyMac, which is 100% legitimate and the best Mac optimizer tool available today!

How to Prevent Mac Cleanup Pro?

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.

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Do you want to manually remove Mac Cleanup Pro?

If you would like to manually remove Mac Cleanup Pro or any other adware application from your Mac, follow the Mac adware removal instructions. Follow all steps as described in option 2.

It is recommended to remove adware using removal tools. Not to sell you any product as Malwarebytes for example if free to use (always) to remove malware from your Mac, but to make sure all traces are removed.

Simply dragging the Mac Cleanup Pro application to trash leaves malware traces, the malware uses random files and folders to remain undetected for non-technical users.

How to Uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro? - Mac Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave 1Scan with Combo Cleaner to remove Mac Cleanup Pro

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.

install combo cleaner

  • Open Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon.
  • Wait until the antivirus engine downloads it's virus definition updates.

combo cleaner updating virus definitions

  • Click "Start Combo Scan”.

combo cleaner start virus scan

Uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro

You can uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro from Mac Sierra, Mac High Sierra, and Mac Mojave with the CleanMyMac uninstaller.

cleanmymac xUninstall Mac Cleanup Pro with CleanMyMac X

uninstall mac mechanic from mac

  • Download and start CleanMyMac X.
  • Open the Uninstaller tab in the left menu, select “Mac Cleanup Pro“, “Booking.com”, “Searchitnow”, “Weknow” and click Uninstall.

Download CleanMyMac

 

Mac Cleanup Pro 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.

cleanmymac x

  • 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.

cleanmymac x smart scan

How to Uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro? - Mac Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave 2Remove Mac Cleanup Pro and other Mac malware with Malwarebytes


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.

Download Malwarebytes for Mac

Before installing Malwarebytes for Mac you need the following specifications, MacOS 10.10 or higher and a working internet connection for product and malware definition updates.
Hardware specifications; Core 2 Duo CPU or faster with 2 GB RAM, 40 MB free hard disk space and an 800x650 minimum screen resolution.

Install Malwarebytes for Mac, follow installation instructions. After installation turn on protection.

malwarebytes mac - 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.

malwarebytes mac - allow system extension

In the "Security & Privacy" settings on your Mac, click Allow to install Malwarebytes properly.

malwarebytes mac - allow security settings

Malwarebytes is successfully installed and activated for a 30-day trial license including real-time protection.
Click Done to continue.

malwarebytes mac - activation complete

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.

malwarebytes mac - scan now

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 mac - remove threats

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.

Malwarebytes for Mac Features

Cleans infected Mac from Adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs and malware such as Ransomware (yes, it exists for Mac), Spyware, Viruses. Prevents Mac virus, spyware, and malware infections from drive-by infections or Pay Per Install download managers.

Proactively blocks adware and unwanted programs from infecting you Mac and Browser. No more toolbars, pop-up redirects and browser hijackers. Update to the latest Malwarebytes protection automatically. The latest updates are protecting your Mac computer daily from the newest infections. Free and fully to use 30 days trial in the premium license. Malware removal is always free with Malwarebytes for Mac.

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Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

2 thoughts on “How to Uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro? – Mac Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave

  1. AvatarJulian

    how about just telling us how to delete it from the shell? Is removing the app enough?

  2. Max ReislerMax Reisler Post author

    No it is not, it leaves traces such as .plist configuration files. Use tools to uninstall Mac Clean Pro, it will remove all traces.

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