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How to Get Rid of Easy Mac Care PUP

If you are wondering why Easy Mac Care keeps loading on your Mac and how to remove it, then read this guide to find out the answers.

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Easy Mac Care Unwated Program

Easy Mac Care app is promoted as a tool that optimizes Mac operating systems. However, you should not expect that the app will make your Mac fast and secure. The program is categorized as potentially unwanted. This is due to the fact that it is being distributed via installers of other mainly free programs. That’s why users often skip noticing the moment of its installation. Furthermore, analysis of the behavior of Easy Mac Care suggests that it acts like a typical rogue system optimizer. It performs automatic scans that detect lots of fake or minor system issues. In order to fix detected issues, however, you should purchase the full version of the program. Programs like Easy Mac Care should not be trusted. The best for the security of your Mac system is to remove unwanted and potentially harmful apps as soon as possible.

Threat Summary

NameEasy Mac Care
TypeRogue System Optimizer, PUP
Short DescriptionGenerates fake system issues in order to trick you into purchasing its full version. Makes you a victim of unsolicited data collection and aggressive advertising. May pose danger to your Mac security.
SymptomsThe system is configured to load the app automatically. Regular scans run without your permission. homepage, new tab page and search enigne in preferred web browser are set to display a hoax search engine or redirect you to bogus websites.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Easy Mac Care – How Did It Appear? Is It Safe?

Easy Mac Care is advertised as a useful and legitimate application. It is supposed to deliver various useful features that provide for better system performance. When you open the app you can see tools like Cache Manager, Misk Cleaner, Logs and Extra Languages. The main idea of Easy Mac Care is to detect various files and issues that may be slowing down a MacOS or endanger its security.

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However, the very moment when you click the presented “Clean Now” button the program opens a window with its subscription plans and states that you can fix and remove detected issues only after you activate/purchase it. It’s not something unusual as many software apply this prchase model but in the case of Easy Mac Care it is better to skip buying its full version.

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This potentially unwanted program does not operate as it is supposed to. Analysis reveals that it detects lots of fake issues with the goal to trick users into purchasing its paid version. In other words, Easy Mac Care is very likely to appear to be a rogue system optimizer that is designed to generate revenue for its developers. Furthermore, it is also likely that the full version of the app will push yet another PUP that may shilter into the system without your knowledge.

In fact, the full version of this app may neither speed up your Mac not make it more secure like the majority of PUPs on Mac. Examples of similar apps are the reported System Cleanup and Win Magician.

This odd behavior of Easy Mac Care potentially unwanted program is supported by variety of changes it applies without your permission and knowledge. As for the spread of such type of software, software bundles are the most preferred.

Unfortunately, there are many free apps like media players, readers, drivers, etc. that feature undesired extra apps like Easy Mac Care in their installers. That’s why you should be very careful when download and install programs on your Mac. On the one hand, you should choose wisely the websites where you download apps from. On the other hand, you should read all the details listed in the installers of downloaded apps. To protect your Mac from unwanted programs like browser hijackers and adware you should install new apps with the help of the Advanced/Custom configuration options.

Another channel of distribution is the official website of Easy Mac Care vendors as we can see from the easymaccare.com download page:

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Once the Easy Mac Care tricks you to run its files on the macOS, it becomes able to activate specific tracking technologies. Then it starts spying on certain details that can build a profile with your online interests. By providing the collected data to its owners, they become able to launch targeted advertising campaigns and flood your affected browser with lots of annoying ads.

How to Remove Easy Mac Care from Mac

In order to remove Easy Mac Care along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. The browser hijacker removal guide below you will show you all steps that are needed for the complete removal of the annoying Easy Mac Care hijacker. Follow them sequentially as they should be fulfilled in the presented order. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps then you could navigate to the download process of an advanced anti-malware tool that will enable you to remove all harmful files with a few clicks.

In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us at our email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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Get rid of Easy Mac Care from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Easy Mac Care and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Easy Mac Care:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Easy Mac Care. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Easy Mac Care. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Easy Mac Care 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Easy Mac Care. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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.



Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Easy Mac Care from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase Easy Mac Care from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Easy Mac Care from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Delete Easy Mac Care from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Easy Mac Care will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate Easy Mac Care from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


Easy Mac Care FAQ

What is Easy Mac Care?

Easy Mac Care is classified as a potentially unwanted app for Mac. It appears like a normal app, but it may cause unpleasant pop-ups and redirects on your Mac.

Be aware, that Easy Mac Care may be able to affect the browsers Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Opera. It may they perform unwanted activities on your Mac.

Such can turn out to be showing advertisements of all types, slowing down your Mac's performance and even infecting your Mac with other viruses by showing you dangerous ads.

Is Easy Mac Care a Virus?

No, but it is just as risky. The Easy Mac Care object is not entirely a virus but it is still as dangerous as a virus for your Mac and your information. The main reason for that is because Easy Mac Care can use cookies and other tracking technologies that may obtain personal information from your Mac while you are browsing.

It may also cause dangers and may lead to risky websites, such as:

  • Phishing sites.
  • Web pages that are scam.
  • Sites that may contain viruses.

These are the main reasons why threatening is considered by experts to be indirectly dangerous to your Mac.

Can my Mac get virus?

The answer to this question is "yes". Unfortunately it opened happens that Mac devices become infected with different types of malware, adware and other threats. This causes a lot of problems for both companies and users.

How did I get Easy Mac Care?

Easy Mac Care could be spread to Mac computers via several methods. One of those methods is via the installers of third party apps. This technique is called software bundling.

Also, Easy Mac Care adware could be included in the installer steps of an app you may have downloaded for your Mac from a third party website. Search app could be a media player or some other free software you may have tried to recently install.

You may have missed Easy Mac Care, because it could be hiding in one of the install steps or could be offered as a "free extra" or an "optional offer".

How to remove Easy Mac Care from my Mac?

By removing its core files. To get rid of Easy Mac Care from your Mac, security experts strongly advise to scan it with a professional anti-malware app for Mac.

An anti-malware security app has the capability of scanning all of the areas in your Mac were Easy Mac Care could be residing.

It will also make sure that Easy Mac Care is permanently gone from your Mac and that your Mac is safe in the future.

How to protect my Mac from viruses?

To protect your Mac from all sorts of virus threats, you can can minimize the risk of getting a virus in the first place. This is why we strongly recommend that you take the following steps for protection on your Mac below:

1. Register for a VPN service of your choice.
2. Clear the cookies that are on your web browsers and uninstall any browser extensions from them that you believe are suspicious.
3. Download and install reputable malware removal and protection software.
4. Always check if the website you're visiting has HTTPS instead of just HTTP in its address. This indicates that a site is secure.
5. Do not type any personal info on websites which are with low reputation or you can't trust.
6. Always check if the site you're visiting is the real web page at not a fake one by looking at the address bar. Many fishing websites that contain viruses change one or two letters in the main domain name of the site they're trying to mimic.
7. Always link your cell phone phone to your Bank Accounts, PayPal, Facebook, Gmail, Instagram and other accounts. This will allow you to see notification if somebody else logged in from your account and makes account hijacking nearly impossible.
8. Always find a way to backup all your important files regularly. You can save them on a USB stick or use Cloud backup services, like Google Drive. iDrive, Onedrive and others.

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