Mac Mechanic is potentially unwanted program for Mac OS, that looks like legitimate application for system optimization and virus removal. It originates from India. After the test on new MacBook Mac Mechanic finds several “high-risk” problems and demands from 19.95 to 49.95 Euros for solving. However, some of the results are false, which puts the program to the category of rogue software. When users try to uninstall Mac Mechanic by moving it to trash it says “application cannot be deleted”.
Mac Auto Fixer (a clone of rogue Mac Defender) is bogus Mac OS optimization and antivirus utility. It claims to find numerous errors, viruses and other issues on clean machines. After deeper research those problems appear to be non-existent or not essential. Mac Auto Fixer asks 118 Euros for a 2 year license to fix these issues. There are and there will be lots of applications similar to Mac Auto Fixer, but with other name and design.
Mac Tonic, similar to Win Tonic, is rogue optimization and security application for Mac OS. Although, it has look and feel of a legitimate program, Mac Tonic was designed to earn money on unnecessary Mac tweaks, pseudo-optimization and other features, that can be achieved by means of operating system options itself or by using free programs. It is installed on computers without users consent and adds itself to Mac startup. After installation Mac Tonic scans your system for viruses and errors, and always finds something even on brand new machines. Then it offers to purchase it to fix the issues. If users ignore it, program starts displaying alerts on the desktop.
Win Tonic is doubtful Windows optimization utility and anti-virus scanner, that is categorized as potentially unwanted program (PUP). This program is not a malware, however it uses scam pop-ups, unethical obsessive advertising for distribution. Win Tonic can also show over-exaggerated amount of problems and display alerts to scare users into purchasing the program. Because of this factors Win Tonic can be classified as scareware or even rogue software. Users report certain problems with uninstalling this application from Windows using standard methods.
Advanced Mac Cleaner is rogue Mac optimization program, that provides false scan results in order to make users purchase the program. It shows users alerts and pop-ups messages saying, that their Mac has severe issues and/or viruses. Advanced Mac Cleaner has quality design and looks like many others programs of this type. Although, application, obviously, uses misleading tactics to promote itself and forces users to buy it, most antiviruses cannot detect Advanced Mac Cleaner.