Maftask Mac Process - How to Remove It
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Maftask Mac Process – How to Remove It

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What is Maftask Mac Process? What is Maftask doing to your Mac?

Maftask is a suspicious process associated with the undesired program

Mac Auto Fixer. In this article, you will find more details on its impact as well as removal steps. Once the associated program with this process is loaded on your Mac you may constantly see it appear in the Activity Monitor. Even though Mac Auto Fixer is advertised as a legitimate cleanup utility, it is a rogue program that primarily aims to scam you to buy its full version.

Threat Summary

NameMaftask
TypeSuspicious Mac Process
Short DescriptionAn undesired process activated by Mac Auto Fixer PUP.
SymptomsIt loads on each system start and appears in Activity Monitor.
Distribution MethodSoftware bundling; Corrupted freeware installers
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Maftask – How Did I Get It?

The suspicious process Maftask could be running on Mac devices that are affected by the potentially unwanted program associated it. Since this program is not considered to be malicious, its presence on the device could lead to some annoying issues such as increased number of online ads, unexpected browser redirects, aggressive pop-ups, etc. but not files corruption or data theft.

How it could access your device is via shady spread techniques like software bundling, third-party installers, malvertising, spam emails and fake notifications. All these techniques aim to trick you into installing the app without noticing its presence.

The main distribution channel is likely to be third-party apps with compromised installers. Since many supposedly useful apps are based on open source code, many of them could be easily modified for the spread purposes of PUPs’ owners. Modifications usually are applied to the installers of target free third-party apps. So once released across the web compromised versions of freeware could be set to install additional hidden apps.

Happily, there is a way to prevent undesired apps like the one associated with Maftask process from invading your device by selecting the Advanced/Custom configuration option presented in the installers of newly downloaded apps. Once you open this step you may find out that the installer contains extras that will be installed along with the primary app and eventually opt out their installation.

Maftask Process – More Information

Maftask is a suspicious Mac process started by the rogue program Max Auto Fixer. It could be set to load on each system start which in turn automatically activates the program. Even though, Mac Auto Fixer is advertised as a legitimate cleanup utility, it just another

PUP that targets Macs. As identified by security experts, it is a rogue program that primarily aims to scam you to buy its full version.

For the purpose, it performs an automated scan process that almost always ends up with the display of several detected system errors that interfere with the performance of your Mac. However, these errors are not real and their sole purpose is to trick you into purchasing the full version of this rogue app.

According to reports made by affected Mac users, Max Auto Fixer is a really persistent program that could still find a way to run on the device even after it is closed or moved to the Trash. This could be explained by the fact that some applications are configured to create their files in more than one folder which in turn prevents their straightforward removal.

So only dragging the undesired Max Auto Fixer to the Trash may not result in its complete deletion. Its process Maftask could still appear in your Application Monitor as shown below:

Maftask suspicious process activity monitor Mac removal guide

If you want to prevent Maftask process from starting on each system load you should remove all files and objects associated with the potentially unwanted program Mac Auto Fixer. For the purpose, you could follow the step-by-step guide below. During the removal, make sure to check your Library folder as it is believed to contain several files associated with the PUP.

Remove Maftask Process in Full from Your Mac

In order to remove the undesired process Maftask from your affected Mac you should find and delete all files installed by Mac Auto Fixer program. For the purpose, you could use the steps listed in the removal below. It presents both manual and automatic removal approaches that combined will help you to get rid of this process in full. The automatic approach guarantees maximum efficiency as a scan with advanced anti-malware tool reveals the exact location of all harmful files and objects created by the PUP.

In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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