Similar Photo Cleaner is ad-supported application for Mac. It was developed to detect and remove duplicate photos and pictures. It is one of those pointless apps, that provide low functionality, but leads to severe computer and privacy problems. It installs without user’s consent, and does not disclose all conditions of the installation. The consequences of installing the program are pitiable: users start seeing ads and pop-ups in browsers, they get unknown programs installed without their intention. Besides, some users complain, that they cannot quit Similar Photo Cleaner, as it displays pop-up, that cannot be closed (see the picture below). All this peculiar properties put the program to the category of potentially unwanted apps.
Facebook.com (a.k.a Facebook App or just Facebook) is advertising application for Mac, that opens Facebook.com website on MacOS startup and adds itself to the Dock. At a first sight, it seems harmless, however with this application malefactors can get access to browser data and settings, and use it to display targeted advertising, pop-ups in Safari or Google Chrome. We recommend you to remove Facebook.com virus application from Mac and remove residual data.
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.
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”.
Chromium is browser similar to Google Chrome. It is built on open source platform called Chromium. Many adware developers use it to develop Chrome-like browsers and install them using “bundle” along with free programs. Chromium sets itself as default browser for internet surfing and replaces Google Chrome icons on the desktop and pinned icons on taskbar. Users sometimes do not recognize the change.