THREAT REMOVAL

Remove Super Mac Cleaner PUP

super mac cleaner potentially unwanted program official website sensorstechforum guide

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.

Threat Summary

NameSuper Mac Cleaner
TypePotentially Unwanted Program (PUP), Rogue Application
Short DescriptionRogue system optimizer that pushes various advertisements and scare messages in attempt to trick you to visit bogus websites and install more deceptive apps.
SymptomsGets 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.
Distribution Method
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware

Combo Cleaner

Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin 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 potentially unwanted program official website sensorstechforum guide

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.

super-mac-cleaner-interface-sensorstechforum-guide

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.

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.

More Posts

Follow Me:
Google Plus

OFFER
REMOVE IT NOW (MAC)
with SpyHunter for Mac
Super Mac Cleaner may remain persistent on your system and may re-infect it. We recommend you to download SpyHunter for Mac and run free scan to remove all virus files on your Mac. This saves you hours of time and effort compared to doing the removal yourself.
Free Remover allows you, subject to a 48-hour waiting period, one remediation and removal for results found. Read EULA and Privacy Policy

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 Super Mac Cleaner and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 Super Mac Cleaner:

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 Super Mac Cleaner. 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 Super Mac Cleaner. 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 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:

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 Super Mac Cleaner. 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 Super Mac Cleaner – 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

stf-safari-extensions

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

6. Click 'Uninstall'

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Super Mac Cleaner 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 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.


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


Download

SpyHunter for Mac



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Share on Facebook Share
Loading...
Share on Twitter Tweet
Loading...
Share on Google Plus Share
Loading...
Share on Linkedin Share
Loading...
Share on Digg Share
Share on Reddit Share
Loading...
Share on Stumbleupon Share
Loading...