Mac Speedup Pro is rogue optimisation application for MacOS. It hiddenly installs on computer and performs so-called “scan” of your Mac. In the end, loud female voice vocalizes, that severe issues and viruses were found on your Mac. If users clicks “Repair” button, program shows purchase window. In fact, Mac Speedup Pro “detects” performance and security problems even on brand new Mac computer. From what we can make a conclusion, that it is scareware or fake optimisation app. Actually, Mac Speedup Pro is one of the long range of rogue apps like Mac Cleanup Pro, Mac Clean Pro, Advanced Mac Cleaner and others, that utilize similar design and techniques to extort money from inexperienced users.
Mac Cleanup Pro is fraudulent application for MacOS. It uses deceptive tactic to infiltrate user’s computers, performs fake scan for viruses and errors and always find severe problems, even on brand new machines. It then asks ~$120 for program activation and removal of non-existent viruses. After this Mac Cleanup Pro encourages people to call Premium Techie Support, where real person (probably from India or China) will try to sell additional support plans and applications like Mac Space Reviver, Mac Adware Cleaner, and Unpollute My Mac, that cost from $300 to $600. This is totally scam, and you need to block and chargeback all this transactions. After this, please, perform instructions on this page to remove Mac Cleanup Pro and all residual data, and get software to protect your Mac from malicious applications.
Malware Crusher is deceptive security application for Windows or MacOS. It sneaks into users computers without asking and performs scan of the system. If user ignores the program signals, Malware Crusher starts generating warnings and alerts, accompanying this with voice comments. Such intrusive and unfriendly marketing methods along with low-quality results of malware detection and protection puts Malware Crusher in the category of potentially unwanted applications (PUA). This badware also puts obstacles when users try to uninstall it.
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.
MacKeeper by Kromtech is one of the most wide-spread and controversial optimisation and security applications for Mac OS. Currently it is considered legitimate and practicable program for performing Mac OS maintenance. However, due to questionable methods of distribution and obsessive behaviour when installed on Mac machines, it is determined by some reputable antivirus products as potentially unwanted application (PUA) or rogue program. For example, BitDefender Antivirus for Mac and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac detect and offer to remove MacKeeper on our test MacBook Pro. After installing MacKeeper starts showing alerts, reminders and warnings, claiming, that your Mac is “severely infected”, “has serious performance issues”, or “needs deep cleanup”. Annoying windows force some users to buy this application. The scale of the problems is exaggerated, MacKeeper is acting as “scareware”.