THREAT REMOVAL

How to Remove Mac Magician (PUP)

mac magician interface

Mac Magician is advertised as a tool that keeps Mac devices clean and secure. Supposedly the program should be capable of optimizing system performance. However, it has a bad reputation across the web. It is categorized as a potentially unwanted program that often lands on Mac devices without users’ knowledge or permission. Furthermore, it is known to detect issues that do not exist. That is why you should not trust anything Mac Magician claims and proceed towards its removal.

Threat Summary

NameMac Magician
TypeRogue Application; Adware
Short DescriptionA potentially undesired program that lands on Mac devices without users knowledge. Pretends to be a system optmizer.
SymptomsYou may start seeing Mac Magician popping up automatically on your PC and running automatic scans that catch errors every time.
Distribution MethodSoftware bundling; Corrupted web pages
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Mac Magician – Spread and Analysis

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like Mac Magician are usually spread via software bundling. This spread technique aims to trick you into installing unwanted programs together with regular software. There are many deceptive applications’ installers that promote bogus programs as free extras. That is why when you rush through the installation process of new apps you may unnoticeably agree with the installation of potentially undesired programs like Mac Magician. So be advised to take your time and read carefully all details mentioned on every step of the setup.

Another method used for the distribution of Mac Magician may be various deceptive websites like

See how to remove Advancemactools.live from affected Mac.What is Advancemactools.live redirect virus?It affects macOS by being pushed by undesired programs.
Advancemactools.live. These websites are likely to present misleading information about your system. They usually state that the system is damaged and encourage you to download a repair tool – Mac Magician.

The bogus Mac Magician is promoted as system maintenance and security tool that can help you enjoy a stable, optimized and secure Mac. When installed it scans the system for various issues related to system security, performance, and privacy.

mac magician interface

The generated results aim to make you believe that there are several issues detected on your macOS. However, in order to fix detected problems and clean unnecessary files, it is required to purchase the full version of Mac Magician program.

Needless to say, Mac Magician’s claims are not to be trusted. As a potentially unwanted program that invades Mac devices without users’ intention, it is very likely it will show false positives to make victims prone to navigate to its payment page. Purchasing the license of certain decent software for system cleanup and performance boost is never condemned as long as the tool functions as advertised. Unfortunately, it’s not the case with the undesired Mac Magician. For this reason, its removal is recommended by security experts.

RemoveMac Magician Potentially Unwanted Program

Mac Magician may add itself to the list of applications that run automatically every time you log in. Therefore, you may need the help of an advanced anti-malware tool for the complete removal of this undesired program from the affected Mac. In order to remove the rogue system optimizer Mac Magician and secure your Mac, you should complete all the steps listed in the removal that follows. It presents both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined will help you to remove this undesired program in full from your Mac.

In case you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via 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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Preparation Phase:

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 Mac Magician 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 Mac Magician:

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 Mac Magician. 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 Mac Magician. 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 Mac Magician 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 Mac Magician. 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: Remove Mac Magician – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

Remove an extension from Safari and reset it.Remove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

1. Start Safari

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

3. From the menu, click on "Preferences"

stf-safari preferences

4. After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab

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

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 Mac Magician 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.

1. Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu

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

3. From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the add-on and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.

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


1. Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window

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

3. Select the Extension and click "Remove"

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


Step 3: Scan for and remove Mac Magician files from your Mac

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


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Mac Magician:


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