What Is Mac Mechanic?
Mac Mechanic may appear on your computer after you install some free app or download a fake software update. Once installed, Mac Mechanic will pop up every time you log in, and tell you there is a ton of issues with your MacBook that need to be taken care of. And of course using Mac Mechanic for repair will involve you buying activation key first. If you have Mac Mechanic pop-ups on your Mac and want to get rid of them, this step-by-step guide will help you do that.
How to Remove Mac Mechanic:
- Remove Mac Mechanic Automatically
- Start Mac in Safe Mode
- Delete Mac Mechanic App
- Delete Files Associated with Mac Mechanic
- Remove Mac Mechanic From Apps that Open on Log In
- How to Protect Your PC From Mac Mechanic and Other PUAs
Remove Mac Mechanic Automatically
To quickly remove Mac Mechanic from your Mac OS you may use CleanMyMac3. CleanMyMac has an Uninstaller module that can uninstall applications and delete all related files – something that regular removal (by moving an app’s icon to Trash) doesn’t do.
You can also run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware; it is a good program that should be able to remove Mac Mechanic from your Macbook.
Start Mac in Safe Mode
- Start or restart your Mac.
- Immediately press and hold Shift button.
- Release Shift button after login screen appears.
- Log in.
Delete Mac Mechanic App
Go to Applications folder and delete Mac Mechanic and other new and suspicious apps.
- On the top menu select Go => Applications.
- Drag an unwanted application to the Trash bin.
- Right-click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.
Delete Files Associated with Mac Mechanic
Using Finder, find and delete the following files and folders.
- ~Library/Application Support/Mac Mechanic
- ~Library/Application Support/mmc
Remove Mac Mechanic From Apps that Open on Log In
- Open System Preferences => Users & Groups.
- Select Current User.
- Click on Login Items.
- Find and delete Mac Mechanic.
How to Protect Your Mac From Mac Mechanic and Other PUAs:
- Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
- Keep your OS, browsers and security software up to date. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
- Download and use uBlock Origin, Adblock, Adblock Plus or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
- Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
- When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.