AMC Mac - What Is It?
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AMC Mac – What Is It?

What is AMC? How to remove AMC?

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AMC or Advanced Mac Cleaner is developed by a company called PCVARK. The company is tied to applications which are considered PUPs and is also known to put different advertisements in their products to promote other software they have developed. Adding to that, scare messages might appear trying to trick Mac users into installing other PUPs. If you have AMC installed on your Mac, then know that pop-ups and alert notifications that have no obvious source might be stemming from this software or any other applications related to PCVARK.

Threat Summary

NameAMC
TypePUP/Rogue Application
Short DescriptionAMC is a PUP, developed by the company PCVARK. The company is known to have many applications which put various advertisements and scare messages, trying to trick you to install more apps.
SymptomsPop-up boxes, messages, and alerts appear on your Mac machine. You are being lied to that there are viruses on your Mac and that you need to install a removal software within a given time frame.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Suspicious Sites
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AMC – Why Do I Have It and What Can It Do?

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The AMC unwanted application is being effectively distributed via freeware installers and bundled packages. You can get your Mac affected by it without even being aware, that the AMC has installed on your machine with a freeware installation or bundled package. You might avoid this, by unchecking options under the Advanced or Custom tab of an installation suite. Visiting suspicious sites, for instance the site of the AMC PUP, might get the program installed to your Mac.

AMC is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and it is developed by the company PCVARK. The company is known to have lots of applications which are considered PUPs and also pushes advertisements along with their software to promote other applications. AMC is known to show advertising pop-ups (such as the one displayed a little further below).
AMC could show a reasonably convincing, but fake variant of the normal OS X dialog message box which says that no suitable app is installed. The fake message box links to the official AMC website, owned by PCVARK, which tries to install Advanced Mac Cleaner or similar applications. All these programs have a valid, Apple-provided developer certificate, thus macOS will install them without prompting a warning or a notification of any sort.

This message tries to trick many Mac users, with scare tactics, into installing more junk on their machines.

Remove AMC

If you want to remove the AMC unwanted software from your Mac machine we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware for Mac systems. With a specific anti-malware program, your computer will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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