Mac Virus - WHAT IS IT + How to Remove

What is page? How does work? Is a virus or is it a scam? How to remove fully? is a page that displays a “DOWNLOAD REQUIRED” type of page that claims that “Your Mac is heavily damaged!”. The scam page contains a “REMOVE VIRUSES NOW” button, whose primary purpose is to get you to download a dubious software, called Cleanup-My Mac. It claims to detect, view and clean unused and junk type of files, manage apps via a built-in app manager and also manage startup boot times. But the bad news here is that Cleanup-My Mac not only wants you to pay a lot of money, but it may also display fake detections of unused and junk files, with the main goal of getting you to buy it’s full version. And it may do more harm than good, too. This is why if you have visited, we strongly recommend that you read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary "Virus"
TypeRogue Software/Scam for Mac OS
Short Description
SymptomsAims to trick victims into downloading rogue software for Mac by claiming their computer has a virus.
Distribution MethodVia a browser redirect, that is likely caused by an unwanted program.
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by "Virus"


Combo Cleaner

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss "Virus". – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do? is a page that comes to computers as a result of a browser redirection. Such redirects are often caused by an adware that may be residing on your Mac or as a result of you having to click on a link that caused the redirect, while casually browsing online.

The software appears like the following:

Once you click on the button to fix the damage done to your Mac, a suspicious program may immediately start its installation Wizard:

The program, which in this case is called Cleanup-My Mac aims to convince users that it is a legitimate software. However, instead of being helpful to detect unused and junk file, Cleanup-my-Mac may pretend that it has detected thousands of issues only to convince you to activate the full version of the software, to fix those “issues”. The bad news here is that those problems may not even exist and may be a hoax, created by this program to induce fear in you so that you can make an impulsive purchase.

Remove from Your Mac

To remove the software, we strongly suggest that you read the instructions underneath thoroughly. They have been created in order to help you delete this app either manually or automatically. If manual removal does not seem to give any effect, then you can remove this software automatically, which is what we recommend. According to security experts, the best way to automatically get rid of is to download and run a scan with an advanced anti-malware software, which will detect and remove all virus files from your Mac.


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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