What is Mac Tonic
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. For the safety of your Mac, it is recommended to remove Mac Tonic from Applications. As many users complain, that they are not able to remove nasty application, there is complete removal guide below.
How Mac Tonic infected your Mac
Mac Tonic is distributed via phishing websites and fake browser alerts, stating that your Mac might be infected. Mac Tonic is offered as a solution for download. After installation malware adds itself to automatically run on Mac OS startup as one of the Login items. Classic antivirus software for Mac is quite weak and has small database. Besides, Mac Tonic is not a virus, rather potentially unwanted program. To remove Mac Tonic and all leftover items you can use special tool or manual instructions below. To protect against such threats we recommend BitDefender Anti-Virus for Mac.
Download Mac Tonic Removal Tool for Mac
To remove Mac Tonic completely we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Mac Tonic and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.
Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote Mac Tonic
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 Tonic in browsers.
Remove Mac Tonic manually for free
Note: Mac Tonic sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting removal, perform these steps:
- Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
- Choose your account (set up as Current User).
- Click Login Items tab.
- Find “Mac Tonic” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.
Note 2: Mac Tonic won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.
- Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
- Choose Mac Tonic in the list.
- Click Force Quit button.
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Mac Tonic removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Mac Tonic installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Mac Tonic from Applications
Remove Mac Tonic from Mac:
- In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
- Mac Tonic might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Mac Tonic or Mac Tonic Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
- Otherwise, drag Mac Tonic from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
- Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.
Cannot uninstall Mac Tonic
If you can’t uninstall Mac Tonic using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Mac Tonic. Follow instructions below:
- Download free AppCleaner.
- Drag Mac Tonic from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
- Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Mac Tonic.
- Click Delete button.
How to protect Mac OSX from adware like Mac Tonic
Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time there was no need in antivirus products for Mac. But with growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers and other malware paved the way to Mac users. We recommend you to use most advanced antivirus for Mac available – BitDefender Antivirus.