How to uninstall (remove) Mac tonic from Mac

What is Mac tonic?

At a first glance, Mac Tonic is a legal software similar to MacKeeper and Bitdefender Antivirus, and a number of other apps. In reality, however, Mac Tonic is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which, is installed on Mac without any permissions. Some researches are more categorical: they classified Mac tonic as a badware, offered by www.mactonic.net and by other affiliated sources. Developers promise system optimizing and malware removal, but in fact, Mac Tonic creates the illusion of these actions. When you try to use this software, it constantly demands to buy a license for fixing non-existent troubles. According to all these facts, you should remove Mac tonic immediately.

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How Mac tonic gets on your Mac?

Mac tonic PUP usually is installed by users permission, but “permission” can be hidden in the installation process of other programs, apps, or extensions. This virus usually installs a bunch of other malware or adware onto a computer, some of which may change browser settings like a default search engine. You may use our instructions to remove Mac tonic from your MacOS.

How to remove Mac tonic from your Mac?

To uninstall Mac tonic remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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Or uninstall Mac tonic manually.

Step 1: Remove Mac tonic from Mac

Mac tonic may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Mac tonic or Mac tonic.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Mac tonic or Mac tonic Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Mac tonic from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Mac tonic from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Mac tonic from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Press Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Mac tonic:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Tim Kas

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  1. Hi ! I try to remove Mac Tonic but it’s open file I can not move to trash bin and I do not want to click any button of that banner either… is there any other way I can remove Mac Tonic Ad banner ??

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