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criticalA rogue software pretending to be a Mac cleaner has been reported to affect users via bundling and display to them overpriced rates to purchase the licensed version. The software is called Advanced Mac Cleaner and it was also reported to pretend to find opportunities to clean up the affected device’s memory, however these are believed to be false positives. All users who have identified Advanced Mac Cleaner should immediately download a particular anti-malware tool to assist them in removing advanced Mac Cleaner effectively.

Threat Summary

NameAdvanced Mac Cleaner
TypeRogue PC Cleaner
Short DescriptionThe PUA(Potentially Unwanted Application) may display false errors on your Mac Book and demand funds for licensed version that removes them.
SymptomsThe user may witness PC slowdowns, automatic scans and prompts for activation.
Distribution MethodBundled Installers.
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Advanced Mac Cleaner – How Is It Spread

This pretending-to-be Mac cleaner is believed to be downloaded on user PCs via several different third-party websites that may distribute it along the installers of other programs, for example:

mac-cleaner-sensrstechforum-bundled

This is why users are strongly advised to be extremely careful around installers of free software they download from locations that are not trusted. It is a good practice to always choose the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation options and look for programs like Advanced Mac Cleaner that may pretend to be “free extras”.

Advanced Mac Cleaner In Detail

As soon as I enters your computer, Advanced Mac Cleaner creates the following file:

  • amc_msite.pkg

After creating this file the program may begin scanning your computer, taking up system resources and making it slower:

2016-042207-4650-99.1Source:Symantec

After the automatic scan is completed, Advanced Mac Cleaner may pretend to display several different types of errors that may not be existent on your Mac book.

The errors may be from different functions of the system, such as:

  • Cache manager.
  • Logs manager.
  • Trash manager.
  • Extra languages.
  • Rogue apps.

2016-042207-4650-99.2Source:Symantec

When the user tries to remove the detected errors by clicking on the “Clean Now” button, the software displays a prompt for paying the sum of around 10$ to activate the licensed version.

2016-042207-4650-99.3Source:Symantec

Researchers strongly advise users against purchasing this version of the software because even though it claims to have a 60 day money back guarantee, you may not receive your payment back. Not only this, but the software may also create errors on your Mac Book that slow it down to further convince you to purchase its license.

Remove Advanced Mac Cleaner

In order to delete this software, users are strongly advised to follow the instructions below to remove it manually. However, since Advanced Mac Cleaner can also modify other aspects of your computer, make sure to use an advanced anti-malware tool for maximum effectiveness of the removal.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Advanced Mac Cleaner and other threats.
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Manually delete Advanced Mac Cleaner from your Mac

1. Uninstall Advanced Mac Cleaner and remove related files and objects
2. Remove Advanced Mac Cleaner – related extensions from your Mac’s browsers

Automatically remove Advanced Mac Cleaner from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Advanced Mac Cleaner, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner 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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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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