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Mac Heal Pro Fake Optimizer – How to Remove It from Your Mac

This article has been created in order to explain what exactly is Mac Heal Pro fake optimizer PUP and how you can remove this unwanted program from your Mac fully.

Yet another fake Mac optimizer, going by the name Mac Heal Pro has been detected by security researchers. The program’s main goal is to convince users to purchase it’s full version in order to fix errors that will result in speeding up your Mac. In reality, however, the situation may not be as it seems, because Mac Heal Pro is the type of program that aims at nothing else than users’ money. It may display various different types of fake error detections in order to convince users to purchase it’s full version and since those errors may not even be real at all, users are advised to stay away from Mac Heal Pro. If you want to remove Mac Heal Pro from your Mac, we suggest that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

NameMac Heal Pro
TypeFake optimizer for Mac OS
Short DescriptionAims to get users to download and install it and then purchase it’s full version in order to implement optimizations that may not even exist.
SymptomsThe main symptom of this program is the fact that it may run automated scans very often and may also display ads.
Distribution MethodBundling, fake optimization adverts and misleading banners.
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Mac Heal Pro – How Did I Get It

The main method via which you may have started seeing Mac Heal Pro on your Mac is believed to be software bundling. This is basically the including of the Mac Heal Pro app in the software install wizards of other free apps the user may have downloaded for his or her mac. It is not easy spotting Mac Heal Pro, because the app itself may be well-concealed within the Advanced or Custom installation options and if you spot it, the app may be advertised as a “optional offer” or a “free extra” to your current installation. The outcome of this is Mac Heal Pro being automatically added, even if the user does not notice the app itself.

And this Is not all that is to it, because Mac Heal Pro may also be added to your Mac as a result of you having to visit it’s website, where the program is advertised as a legitimate tool that claims to be of utmost assistance for your Mac’s performance issues.

Mac Heal Pro – Main Activity

Once installed on your Mac, the Mac Heal Pro app may begin to perform the following activities:

  • The app may run automatically.
  • The app may run after being closed.
  • Mac Heal Pro may initiate automated system scans.
  • The Mac Heal Pro app may interrupt your conventional browsing process by showing fake system warning that your PC has been compromised or is slowed down by unnecessary files.
  • The Mac Heal Pro app may cause different types of advertisements to begin appearing on your Mac.

Once installed, the program may appear like the following:

And if you see the screen from the image above and you wish to remove errors from your Mac, we strongly suggest that your do not try removing them using Mac Heal Pro, because these errors may not even exist and they may only be displayed so that you purchase the full version of this software.

Programs, like Mac Heal Pro are often encountered on the web and users should be very careful, because these apps only aim at getting victims to pay. It is strongly recommend to immediately remove the Mac Heal Pro app from your Mac in the events that you encounter it.

Remove Mac Heal Pro from Your Mac

If you want to remove this potentially unsafe program from your Mac, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea in mind that you check the app as a program that is directly added to your Mac. But sometimes, removing apps, like Mac Heal Pro via the conventional instructions may not work, because they are embedded deep within the Mac’s drive. This is why experts often recommend using an advanced anti-malware and cleaner software. Such tool will deep-scan your Mac for all files related to suspicious programs, like Mac Heal Pro and will make sure that they are removed from your Mac effectively and fully and it stays safe against such PUPs in the future as well.

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Preparation Phase:

Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:

  • Backup your files in case the worst happens.
  • Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
  • Arm yourself with patience.

Step 1: Uninstall Mac Heal Pro and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Mac Heal Pro:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Mac Heal Pro. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6. Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Mac Heal Pro. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7. Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Mac Heal Pro via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1. Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2. Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3. Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Mac Heal Pro. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Remove Mac Heal Pro – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

Remove an extension from Safari and reset it.Remove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

1. Start Safari

2. After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.

3. From the menu, click on "Preferences"

stf-safari preferences

4. After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab

stf-safari-extensions

5. Click once on the extension you want to remove.

6. Click 'Uninstall'

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Mac Heal Pro will be removed.

How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.

1. Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu

2. Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"

3. From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the add-on and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.

4. After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.


1. Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window

2. Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.

3. Select the Extension and click "Remove"

4. After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.


Step 3: Scan for and remove Mac Heal Pro files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Mac Heal Pro, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


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