MacShiny is a fake Mac optimization program, that is promoted via phishing landing pages, claiming it will fix MacOS issues. After infiltration, MacShiny performs a PC scan and finds nonexistent or inessential issues on the Mac computer, presenting these problems as "critical". Another trick is waiting for you in subscription payment. It is stated that the monthly fee is $1.99, however, it goes up to $49.99 from the second month. There are many complaints from our readers, that MacShiny slows down Mac performance.
Searchitnow.info is insecure search website, that can infect Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It replaces default settings of new tab, home page and search engine. Depending on user location, Searchitnow.info can redirect to goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net, my-search.com, alphashoppers.co, go.mail.ru. From a technical point of view, Searchitnow.info is not a virus, although it hinders or completely blocks the work in the browser. Malware constitutes a threat to the privacy and security of personal data.
Spreediscount.com is advertising website, that is used by malefactors to display pop-ups and create redirects in Safari or Chrome browsers on MacOS or iOS. Usually, pop-up from Spreediscount.com imitates Amazon storefront page, with messages like: "You've won a free Iphone X!", "You are lucky today". This scam page offers $1000 Gift Card, iPhone X or Samsung S9 for completing simple survey. Of course, in the end all that user gets is malicious download. Those ads can be result of Mac/iPhone/iPad infection, or they can appear on some infected websites you visit.
Mac Clean Pro is rogue application for Mac OS, promoted as effective system optimization and cleanup utility. Although, it performs a scan and finds some, probably, unnecessary files - it is impossible to verify whether those files will be removed as it demands $49.95 for removal. If user won't buy the licence, Mac Clean Pro will bombard the desktop with alerts and messages in the right-bottom corner, saying your Mac needs optimization or heavily infected. Such statements are false, as our team tested application on brand new MacBook Pro and Mac Clean Pro still detects numerous perfomance issues. Either found problems are non-existent or hugely exaggerated, which puts Mac Clean Pro in the category of potentially unwanted apps (PUA or PUP).
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 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.