Photos Duplicate Cleaner is a program which is made from Systweak software. It’s main goal is to get users to pay its licensed version and the Photos Duplicate Cleaner may go through great extents to convince users. The app has been classified as a low-reputation program, whose main goal is to get users to allegedly perform various different types of pop-ups and auto scans on your Mac for duplicate files. While this program may seem legitimate, it may also ask you t pay a lot of money for a service, which by far does not cost that much, which could be considered a misleading practice. Read this article to learn more about Photos Duplicate Cleaner and how you can remove it from your computer.
|Name||Photos Duplicate Cleaner|
|Type||PUP for Mac OS|
|Short Description||May pretend to erase duplicate photos, but wants a payment to be made for the program to work.|
|Symptoms||Photos Duplicate Cleaner may display a lot of pop-ups and other forms of content that aims to convince you into buying its full version on your Mac.|
|Distribution Method||Via being downloaded from its site or by being bundled to other apps.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Photos Duplicate Cleaner.|
Photos Duplicate Cleaner – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Photos Duplicate Cleaner could have ended up on your mac as a result of visiting its site and downloading the app from there:
Another way via which you may have Photos Duplicate Cleaner on your Mac is by installing another app from a third-party source and the app may have Photos Duplicate Cleaner added in the setup itself “As a free extra” or “Optional offer” to the current installation.
Once Photos Duplicate Cleaner has been installed on your computer, the program may immediately run on your computer and ask you to perform a scan:
When you do, Photos Duplicate Cleaner may or may not locate duplciate photos on your Mac. Either way, these photos may not even be more than one and the detections may not even be actual. Furthermore, the Photos Duplicate Cleaner wants you to pay for a licensed version of itself or a similar program to it in order to be able to remove such photos in the future too.
To summarise, Photos Duplicate Cleaner is legitimate, but may not exactly be the app you expect it to be and it’s removal is reccomended, because it may advertise or be related to unwanted programs. Also, Photos Duplicate Cleaner is made by Systweak software, a company, known for spreading unwanted programs that are detected as low level threats or indirectly dangerous programs with misleading practices. This is why, the removal of Photos Duplicate Cleaner is recommended.
Remove Photos Duplicate Cleaner from Your Mac
In order to remove Photos Duplicate Cleaner from your Mac, we strongly suggest that you read the instructions underneath. They have been made to best assist you deleting the files and objects, created by Photos Duplicate Cleaner either by yourself or automatically if your want to save some time. Be advised that for maximum effectiveness, it is strongly recommenced to remove Photos Duplicate Cleaner by running a scan with an advanced anti-malware software, that will effectively detect and removal all files, related to Photos Duplicate Cleaner from your Mac.
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 Photos Duplicate Cleaner and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Photos Duplicate Cleaner 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Remove Photos Duplicate Cleaner – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Photos Duplicate Cleaner files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Photos Duplicate Cleaner, 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.