This article will help you to remove Super Mac Cleaner in full. Follow the step by step removal instructions presented below to get rid of this unwanted software.
Super Mac Cleaner is a rogue application promoted as system optimizer that detects issues and offers solution their cleanup. No matter how this program is promoted it surely belongs to the potentially unwanted programs (PUP) category. There are two basic explanations for this categorization. On one hand, it often appears on Mac devices without users’ knowledge. On the other hand, it detects many non-existent issues in an attempt to trick users into purchasing its full version.
|Name||Super Mac Cleaner|
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), Rogue Application|
|Short Description||Rogue system optimizer that pushes various advertisements and scare messages in attempt to trick you to visit bogus websites and install more deceptive apps.|
|Symptoms||Gets installed on your Mac without your knowledge. Reports non-existent issues related to the performance of your device. Demands a purchase for full version capacity.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Super Mac Cleaner.|
Super Mac Cleaner – Methods of Delivery
The unwanted program Super Mac Cleaner could be effectively distributed via freeware installers and bundled packages. So it might have affected your Mac without your knowledge.
Since compromised freeware installers and bundled packages are rarely configured to disclose the presence of additional components you can get tricked into installing added apps such as Super Mac Cleaner. Sometimes this can be avoided after a check of the details presented by the Advanced or Custom option in an installation setup.
Visit of a suspicious website that supports the distribution of this PUP could be another reason for the unexpected appearance of Super Mac Cleaner on your Mac.
Among the channels detected to be used for the spread of Super Mac Cleaner PUP is its official website – supermaccleaner.com:
Super Mac Cleaner – More Information
Super Mac Cleaner is presented as a useful and legitimate application that could detect various issues that inflict smooth system performance. However, once installed on your Mac (a process which usually happens without your intention) Super Mac Cleaner will detect lots of non-existent issues just in an attempt to mislead you to purchase its full version that could “fix” detected issues.
In order to make you more prone to buy its full license, the program could constantly generate scare messages that try to convince you of your Mac running slowly. In addition, it could present lots of annoying advertisements that promote other PUPs in its interface.
Various deceptive ads could be injected in the websites you visit as well. As a result, affected browsers may become sluggish and even unresponsive sometimes. At worst some of the ads generated by Super Mac Cleaner could automatically redirect you to infected web pages that deliver malware.
To sum up, Super Mac Cleaner appears to be a potentially unwanted program that generates misleading information just to persuade you to buy its full version and generates deceptive ads that disrupt system security.
Remove Super Mac Cleaner PUP
In order to remove Super Mac Cleaner unwanted application in full from your affected Mac, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this hijacker may be detected with names different than Search.getmybestyear.com.
In case that 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.
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 Super Mac Cleaner 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 Super Mac Cleaner 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 Super Mac Cleaner – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Super Mac Cleaner files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Super Mac Cleaner, 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.