What is Mac Cleaner

Mac Cleaner can be described as a potentially unwanted program meant to acquire financial gain on gullible users. It is initially presented as a utility to solve system issues, protect Mac, and maintain high-tier performance. Unfortunately, most experts have doubted its efficiency and suspected Mac Cleaner of generating fake lists of errors. Of course, some features do work to the expected extent, however, the overall functionality is simply meant to force people into activating the full version, which ostensibly opens a horizon of extended features to boost up Mac performance. In fact, the premium version will delete the list of found issues and say that your Mac is optimized and safe to use. Based on such downsides, we recommend you get rid of Mac Cleaner by using the instructions provided below.

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How Mac Cleaner infected your computer

Mac Cleaner and other Potentially Unwanted Programs might knock on the door via “bundled” software. This is ubiquitously seen on third-party resources that promote freeware programs. These setups usually contain additional options (“Advanced/Custom”) that hold unwanted software. If you leave them untouched, the program will be automatically installed without your consent. Thus, we advise you to spend some time checking these sections and prevent the installation of unfamiliar software. Sometimes an offer may be claimed to be useful, however, this can be a trick to make you sacrifice your time and let a program be installed.

Download Mac Cleaner Removal Tool for Mac

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove Mac Cleaner completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Mac Cleaner and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

To remove Mac Cleaner completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Mac Cleaner and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove Mac Cleaner manually for free

Note: Mac Cleaner sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “Mac Cleaner” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: Mac Cleaner won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose Mac Cleaner in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Mac Cleaner removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Mac Cleaner installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Mac Cleaner from Applications

Remove Mac Cleaner from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Mac Cleaner might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Mac Cleaner or Mac Cleaner Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag Mac Cleaner from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Mac Cleaner

If you can’t uninstall Mac Cleaner using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Mac Cleaner. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Mac Cleaner from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Mac Cleaner.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove following files and folders of Mac Cleaner


~/Library/Application Support/Mac Cleaner
~/Library/Mac Cleaner
~/Library/Logs/Mac Cleaner.log
~/Library/Mac Cleaner
~/Applications/Mac Cleaner.app

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote Mac Cleaner

AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting Mac Cleaner in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like Mac Cleaner

malwarebytes for mac Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time there was no need for antivirus products for Mac. But with the growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other malware paved the way for Mac users. We recommend you to use one of the best anti-malware for Mac available – Malwarebytes for Mac.

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