Remove Smart Mac Tuneup PUP from MAC
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Remove Smart Mac Tuneup PUP from MAC

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What is Smart Mac Tuneup? Smart Mac Tuneup is an unwanted application. Smart Mac Tuneup tries to scare users in installing a full, paid version.

Smart Mac Tuneup is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) as it is bundled with other software and can get inside a computer system without the knowledge or permission of the computer’s owner. 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 Smart Mac Tuneup installed on your Mac, then know that pop-ups and alert notifications that have no obvious source might be stemming from this software.

Threat Summary

NameSmart Mac Tuneup
TypePUP/Rogue Application
Short DescriptionSmart Mac Tuneup is a PUP. It is known to be bundled with other unwanted software and it could come with applications which put various advertisements and scare messages, trying to trick you to install more apps.
SymptomsPop-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 MethodFreeware Installers, Suspicious Sites
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Smart Mac Tuneup – Why Do I Have It and What Can It Do?

The Smart Mac Tuneup 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 Smart Mac Tuneup has installed on your machine with a freeware installation or bundled package. You might avoid this, by unchecking options under the Advanced or Custom tab of an installation suite. Visiting suspicious sites, for instance the site of the Smart Mac Tuneup PUP, might get the program installed to your Mac.

Smart Mac Tuneup is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is known to have been connected to lots of applications which are considered PUPs and also pushes advertisements along via other applications. Smart Mac Tuneup is known to show advertising pop-ups.

Smart Mac Tuneup could show a reasonably convincing, but fake variant of the normal OS X dialog message box which says that no suitable app is installed. The fake message box links to the official Smart Mac Tuneup website. All these programs have a valid, Apple-provided developer certificate, thus macOS will install them without prompting a warning or a notification of any sort.

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This message tries to trick many Mac users, with scare tactics, into installing more junk on their machines.

Remove Smart Mac Tuneup

If you want to remove the Smart Mac Tuneup unwanted software from your Mac machine we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware for Mac systems. With a specific anti-malware program, your computer will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.

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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