Qbit Mac Optimizer is the name of an applicaton for Mac that is created by a shady company, well known for making applications that only seem helpful, but in reality cause a lot of headaches. The main idea behind Qbit Mac Optimizer is to help optimize and speedup your Mac. The bad news here is that it wants you to purchase its full version for a lot of money and enroll you into a subscription scheme to generate money to its creators. In reality, the detected errors and optimization issues may only be there to get you to upgrade to the licensed version, so that you can pay. Read this article to learn more about Qbit Mac Optimizer plus how to remove it from your Mac permanently.
|Name||Qbit Mac Optimizer|
|Type||Hoax Optimzer for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Part of a large networ of PUPs. May perform various types of scans that display detections that may or may not be real just to get you to purchase its full version.|
|Symptoms||Runs automatic scans. Almost always detects viruses and errors.|
|Distribution Method||Via software bundling or by being downloaded from the official site.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Qbit Mac Optimizer.|
Qbit Mac Optimizer – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Qbit Mac Optimizer aims to get into your Mac and gain permissions to modify files and run anytime it wants. The way it could land on your Mac is if you have downloaded it from its site, thinking it is a useful tool that can speedup your Mac:
The tool is advertised as a state of the art technology from a companny that has been in the business for 32 years – something we find to be rather strange:
Either way, when the Qbit Mac Optimizer app is installed on your Mac, it may begin to run automated scans. The outcome of these scans could be to motivate you into removing the issues that seem to cause your Mac to run slow (which may not even be true). However, to remove them, you will have to upgrade to the full version of Qbit Mac Optimizer, which costs a lot of money.
These types of programs are many in variety and most of them look the same. We have detected several seemingly hoax optimizers, like Qbit Mac Optimizer which look very similar to it:
- Auto Mac Speedup
- Smart Mac Cleaner
- Mac Speedup Pro
- Mac Mechanic
- Mac Auto Fixer
- Advanced Mac Cleaner
- Secure Mac Tuneup
Remove Qbit Mac Optimizer from Your Mac
In order to get rid of Qbit Mac Optimizer, we strongly recommend that you follow the step by step removal for Mac. It contains the necessary steps you need to take to delete this software. However, be advised, that programs, like Qbit Mac Optimizer wont go down without a fight. It may leav behind files that can still remain active and do tons of negative activities on your Mac. This is why, the most reccomended way to remove Qbit Mac Optimizer is to fully scan your computer with a reputable cleaner software, that will make sure to delete Qbit Mac Optimizer’s files and objects and make sure they are permanently gone for good.
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 Qbit Mac Optimizer 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 Qbit Mac Optimizer 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 Qbit Mac Optimizer – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Qbit Mac Optimizer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Qbit Mac Optimizer, 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.