What is Mac Cleanup Pro

After updating macOS to latest version (Catalina) users started receiving system errors related to files and processes of Mac Cleanup Pro: helpermcp and mcpuninstall. In particular, the following messages are shown:

"mcpuninstall" will damage your computer. You should move it to the Bin. This file was downloaded on an unknown date. Report malware to apple to protect other users.

or

"helpermcp" will damage your computer. You should move it to the Bin. This file was downloaded on an unknown date. Report malware to apple to protect other users.

helpermcp or mcpuninstall error message

Here is the screenshot of such a pop-up message. To stop this and remove the reason for such errors, please, use instructions on this page.

Mac Cleanup Pro is fraudulent application for macOS. It uses a deceptive tactic to infiltrate user’s computers, performs a fake scan for viruses and errors and always finds 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 the 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 these transactions. After this, please, perform instructions on this page to remove Mac Cleanup Pro and all residual data, and get the software to protect your Mac from malicious applications.

Mac Cleanup Pro

How Mac Cleanup Pro infected your Mac

Mac Cleanup Pro can infiltrate Mac along with free applications, fake Adobe Flash updates, scam ads and pop-ups in browsers. Installers of such applications prompt you to download additional software to remove Mac viruses or cleanup MacOS, and if you accept the offer, get unwanted programs installed on the system or browser adware in Safari on Mac OSX. Below, you can see examples of phishing browser pages, that are shown to users with purpose to deceive them and force them to download Mac Cleanup Pro. Such pop-ups frighten inexperienced users, that their Mac has viruses or other issues. Use special removal tool to remove Mac Cleanup Pro and protect your Mac machine in the future.

Download Mac Cleanup Pro Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

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

Remove Mac Cleanup Pro manually for free

Note: Mac Cleanup Pro sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting 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 Cleanup Pro” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

remove Mac Cleanup Pro from login items

Note 2: Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Mac Cleanup Pro force quit

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

Remove Mac Cleanup Pro from Applications

Remove Mac Cleanup Pro from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro

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

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

Remove following files and folders of Mac Cleanup Pro


~/Library/Application Support/Mac Cleanup Pro
~/Library/Application Support/mcp
~/Library/Logs/Mac Cleanup Pro.log
~/Library/Mac Cleanup Pro
~/Library/Preferences/com.techyutils.maccleanuppro.plist
~/Library/Launch Agents/com.pcv.hlprmcp.plist
~/Applications/Mac Cleanup Pro.app
~/Library/Application Support/mcp/helpermcp
~/Library/Application Support/mcp/mcpuninstall
~/Library/Application Support/mcp/com.pcv.mcpuninstall.plist
~/Library/Application Support/mcp/com.pcv.hlprmcp.plist
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.pcv.hlprmcp.plist

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

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 Cleanup Pro in browsers.

adguard for mac

Download AdGuard for Mac

How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like Mac Cleanup Pro

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