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This article will help you to remove Mac Purifier effectively. Follow the removal instructions for the unwanted software given at the end of this article.

Mac Purifier is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The company is tied to applications which are considered PUPs and is also known to put different advertisements in their products to promote other software they have developed. Adding to that, scare messages might appear trying to trick Mac users into installing other PUPs. If you have Mac Purifier installed on your Mac, then know that pop-ups and alert notifications that have no obvious source might be stemming from this software or any other similar applications.

Threat Summary

Name Mac Purifier
Type PUP/Rogue Application
Short Description Mac Purifier is a PUP. The application shows various advertisements and scare messages, trying to trick you to install other apps.
Symptoms Pop-up boxes, messages, and alerts appear on your Mac machine. You are being lied to that there are viruses on your Mac and that you need to install a removal software within a given time frame.
Distribution Method Freeware Installers, Suspicious Sites
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Mac Purifier PUP – Distribution Methods

The Mac Purifier unwanted application is being effectively distributed via freeware installers and bundled packages. You can get your Mac affected by it without even being aware, that the Mac Purifier has installed on your machine with a freeware installation or bundled package. In such packages, additional components for installation are not always disclosed properly (or at all), and you can get tricked into installing apps such as Mac Purifier. Sometimes this can be avoided if you check the Advanced or Custom option in an installation setup to see the full contents of what you are getting.

Suspicious sites are another source for the distribution of PUPs. Visiting such sites can end you up with a rogue program installed on your Mac. For instance, if you manually go to the official site of Mac Purifier http://MacPurifier.com.com/ , and download it. There are other sites that advertise the program with pop-ups or banners that are probably their partners or belong to the same cloth of people that spread similar software.

Mac Purifier PUP – More Information

Mac Purifier is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The program puts various advertisements inside itself to point to other software which has similar modus operandi. Mac Purifier remains a questionable software as it is also known to show such advertising pop-up messages.

From the screenshot posted below, you can see the main website page from which you could have downloaded the Mac Purifier PUP from:

Next, Mac Purifier might show a reasonably convincing, but fake variant of the normal OS X dialog message box stating that no suitable app is installed.

The fake message box could link to the official Mac Purifier website, which tries to install similar applications to Mac Purifier. All these programs may have a valid, Apple-provided developer certificate, thus macOS will install them without prompting any particular warning or notification.

The following screenshot shows a representation of Mac Purifier, which has a screen that claims to have detected issues on your Mac system:

Mac Purifier may try to trick many Mac users, using scare tactics, into installing more junk on their machines. If you have illogical behavior on your MacOS, experience slow-downs or have applications installed that you do not know the origin of, consider scanning your Mac with a legitimate security software and see if you can find the cause of all these issues.

Below you can see the Privacy Policy of Mac Purifier:

The Privacy Policy is found on the site page at http://MacPurifier.com.com/privacypolicy . Be careful what data you provide, what terms you agree to, what consensus you give to people (over the phone or not) claiming to be working behind this unwanted software. Do not install secondary programs advertised from a program that claims that your Mac has issues, albeit it cannot fix them alone.

Remove Mac Purifier PUP

If you want to remove the Mac Purifier unwanted software from your Mac machine we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware for Mac machines. The main goal of such a program is to scan your machine and terminate the files with malicious behavior and also clean up any malicious code in your repositories. In addition, with a specific anti-malware program, your computer will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Mac Purifier and other threats.
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Combo Cleaner is a powerful malware removal tool designed to help users with in-depth system security analysis, detection and removal of threats such as Mac Purifier.
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Manually delete Mac Purifier from your Mac

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

Automatically remove Mac Purifier from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Mac Purifier, 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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Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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