What is Smart Mac Tuneup

Smart Mac Tuneup is a rogue optimization program for Mac, that gets stuck in your system, consumes resources and displays annoying alerts and pop-ups about viruses and errors. It looks like a typical application of its kind but generates scan results filled with false positive detections and exaggerated amount of issues. Actually, Smart Mac Tuneup finds problems even on brand new Mac computers. Due to those facts, it is classified as a rogue or potentially unwanted application (PUP), and it is recommended to get rid of it. Smart Mac Tuneup runs on system startup and may not be removed in a regular way. Therefore we prepared this simple guide to remove Smart Mac Tuneup and its residual data from MacOS completely.

Smart Mac Tuneup

How Smart Mac Tuneup infected your Mac

Smart Mac Tuneup installs without user’s consent, in a bundle with fake Adobe Flash installers. Such installers are promoted on various doubtful websites via false landing pages. Below, on the picture, you can see an example of the malicious installer window, that promotes Smart Mac Tuneup and SearchMine browser hijacker as a free addition. To avoid installation of unwanted apps we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac. Use tools and instructions on this page to uninstall Smart Mac Tuneup.

Smart Mac Tuneup installer

Download Smart Mac Tuneup Removal Tool for Mac

Download ComboCleaner

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMacX

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

Remove Smart Mac Tuneup manually for free

Note: Smart Mac Tuneup 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 “Smart Mac Tuneup” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: Smart Mac Tuneup 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 Smart Mac Tuneup in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove Smart Mac Tuneup from Applications

Remove Smart Mac Tuneup from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Smart Mac Tuneup

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

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

Remove following files and folders of Smart Mac Tuneup


~/Library/Application Support/Smart Mac Tuneup
~/Library/Smart Mac Tuneup
~/Library/Logs/Smart Mac Tuneup.log
~/Library/Smart Mac Tuneup
~/Applications/Smart Mac Tuneup.app

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

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 Smart Mac Tuneup in browsers.

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like Smart Mac Tuneup

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