How to uninstall (remove) Mac Cleanup Pro from Mac

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What is Mac Cleanup Pro?

Mac Cleanup Pro is the fake optimization tool similar to MacKeeper and Mac Tonic, and a number of other apps. Although, at first sight, it might seem legitimate software, but if you look closely, you’ll notice that that’s not true. Developers promise system optimizing and malware removal, but in fact, Mac Cleanup Pro creates the illusion of these actions. When you run it on your MacBook – it locks the screen by showing a popup with demands to purchase a full license. Also, this software can create annoying pop-ups in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. For example, PUP can redirect users to sites, with have scam viruses with fake information, for example, Your mac infected by 3 viruses, etc. According to all these facts, you should remove Mac Cleanup Pro immediately.

How Mac Cleanup Pro gets on your Mac?

Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro from your macOS.

How to remove Mac Cleanup Pro from your Mac?

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

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Step 1: Remove Mac Cleanup Pro from Mac

Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro or Mac Cleanup Pro.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Mac Cleanup Pro or Mac Cleanup Pro Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro 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 Cleanup Pro from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Mac Cleanup Pro 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 Mac Cleanup Pro 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.

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