Mchlpr is a suspicious file which most likely belongs to a rogue application known as Malware Crusher. Mac users have been complaining about experiencing intrusive pop-up ads and redirects, associated with Mchlpr.
Malware Crusher, in particular, is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Apparently, once the program sneaks into a system, it starts running automatic scans in order to show fake malware detections. To remove it, the app demands the purchase of its full version.
However, paying for the Malware Crusher software won’t resolve your issues, as the program is what needs to be removed. Furthermore, giving your payment (a.k.a. credit card) details to a company that develops PUPs is also not safe. You may be overcharged, your payment and personal details may be sold to suspicious third parties, etc.
|Type||PUP, Adware, Rogue Application|
|Short Description||A suspicious file that belongs to a PUP.|
|Symptoms||Pop-up ads, redirects, fake virus alerts, slow performance.|
|Distribution Method||VSoftware Bundling|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Mchlpr.|
Mchlpr – Description
Mchlpr appears to be a suspicious file that belongs to a PUP such as Malware Crusher. The PUP could be advertised on a website with low reputation as useful software that promises to improve your Mac. The Mchlpr app could be added to different types of installers of other free apps, downloaded from third-party sites, a method which is known a bundling.
Malware Crusher is similar to other potentially unwanted programs targeting Macs, such as MacKeeper and Mac Booster. The PUP offers a full system scan which, once finished, will flood you with warnings about errors and viruses on your Mac. In order to remove the alleged issues, the program will prompt you to buy its full version.
The Mchlpr file may also be associated with adware-like behavior, meaning that intrusive pop-up ads will be constantly displayed. You can also witness the following issues:
- Browser redirects and transfers.
- Banners that may randomly appear.
- New tab ads.
- Changed home page to an ad-supported hoax search engine that shows search ads.
- Push notifications ads.
If you interact with such an ad, you can be redirected:
- Scam sites, such as pages that promote tech support scams;
- Compromised sites that can infect your Mac with all sorts of malware;
- Adware sites, that may push more unwanted software.
For the removal of Mchlpr and any related unwanted program (PUP), it is strongly advisable to follow the removal steps below. They have been made to make it easier for you to hunt down malicious files and objects and delete them. For a complete removal, the general recommendation is that you use a professional security program.
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 Mchlpr and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Mchlpr 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Remove Mchlpr – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Mchlpr files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Mchlpr, 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.