Mac Auto Fixer “Virus” Program – How to Remove It from Your Mac

Mac Auto Fixer “Virus” Program – How to Remove It from Your Mac

This article has been created with the purpose to explain how to remove the Mac Auto Fixer program from your computer and help protect it against such programs In the future as well.

Mac Auto Fixer is one of those programs which aim to get users to download it, thinking it will fix the performance issues on their MacBooks and then remove any malware. However, this is not entirely the case as Mac Auto Fixer may display misleading information to users which aims to trick them into believing that the program has detected various types of malicious files on their computers in order to convince users to purchase it’s full version, whose main goal is to remove the detected errors. Since these detected errors may not even be real, we recommend that you immediately remove Mac Auto Fixer if you have added this app, preferably by using the information in this article.

Threat Summary

NameMac Auto Fixer
TypeRogue Antivirus
Short DescriptionMay pretend to have discovered errors on your Mac but in reality might only want you to purchase it’s full version and uses your Mac security as a reason.
SymptomsMay run automatically and initiate system scans automatically on your computer.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Mac Auto Fixer – How Did I Get It

The primary method via which this software may land itself on your computer is usually bundling within third-party freeware installers. This program may land itself on your computer as a result of it’s installation files being merged with the installer of a program which you may have recently downloaded. Such programs can be often used software from the likes of media players, video converters, document converters or any other useful and free programs out there. These programs are often offered for free on third-party websites and then there are those sites that offer them with a “promotional offer”. Such offer can be Mac Auto Fixer which may be advertised on one of the installation steps of the program, while posing as a free extra to your current installation. And it is not easy to discover it either as the program is located in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options and this is why it is very easy to miss it out.

Another method via which tis app is installed on users machines is via a fake page claiming that your Mac needs an update. This “update” actually pushes the Mac Auto Fixer software automatically.

Mac Auto Fixer – More Information

Once Mac Auto Fixer has been added as an app to your Mac, the program may start to show up automatically when you start your machine. The software is originally advertised as a legitimate program that aims to serve as a cleanup utility for Mac. After some research we have discovered that this program may have something to do with a program, called Mac Tonic, to which the software actually links.

The program may also initiate an automated scan on your computer which may immediately result in errors that are detected. But be advised that these errors may not be all that you hope for as they may not even be real. The main reason behind this is the fact that the program cannot remove those errors until you purchase it’s full version. And this is not all. Users have reported the software to also add browser extensions on the computers it’s installed on which do a lot more than just catch errors. The extensions which were detected may be other fake helper programs that aim to improve your browsing experience.

In reality howver, those browser extensions are believed to be ad-supported, which means that they may display different types of ads on your Mac, such as:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Redirects.
  • Taken over banner spaces.
  • Ad-supported search results.

This activity may result in you being misled to various websites you should not visit, such as phishing sites, scam sites or websites that may directly infect your mac with malware. Only one more reason to consider removing Mac Auto Fixer and it’s extensions from your Mac.

Warning! In some cases the Mac Auto Fixer instances can mask as legitimate tools that are distributed by Apple and/or their partners. This is not a system utility that is promoted by the company and is made by a completely different third-party company.

One of the dangerous aspects of having this threat installed is that it may be programmed into installing various elements that cannot be removed using the ordinary uninstall method. It can also install itself as a persistent threat — the underlying engine will be started automatically once the computer is powered on.

Remove Mac Auto Fixer from Your Mac

In order to remove Mac Auto Fixer from your computer, we would recommend that you use a specific software that is designed to scan for and detect all of the related files and objects to Mac Auto Fixer and remove them. Such program also aims to ensure that your Mac remains protected against such invasive programs and malware in the future too, while also maintaining good performance of your machine.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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