Wise Mac Care “Virus” App – How to Remove It
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Wise Mac Care “Virus” App – How to Remove It

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Update August 2019. What is Wise Mac Care? Is Wise Mac Care legitimate or a virus? How to remove Wise Mac Care virus from your Mac?

SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in July 2019. But we gave it an update in August 2019.

Wise Mac Care is one of those pesky fake apps for Mac, that only seem leigitimate at first sight. In reality, just like another similar app to it, called Smart Mac Care, Wise Mac Care could begin to perform a lot of different scanning procedures, whose main idea could be to display that your Mac is at risk and you should buy their licence in order to fix all problems found on your Mac. If you happen to have Wise Mac Care installed on your Mac, we suggest that you read this article.

Threat Summary

NameWise Mac Care
TypePUA for Mac OS
Short DescriptionMay scan your Mac automatically and ask you to pay license before the problems on your Mac are fixed.
SymptomsMay run automated system scans on your Mac with the main idea to convince you into buying it’s full version.
Distribution MethodVia bundling of setups or false advertising it’s own onine.
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Wise Mac Care How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

According to the distribution trends of such riskware software, many of the programs, like Wise Mac Care could be spread via web pages that claim your Mac is at risk. Such pages, like the one underneath may be shown on your computer as a result of a browser redirect, that can be caused by a low-reputation page or an adware residing on your Mac:

Another way for Wise Mac Care to come into your Mac is if you are convinced to add it as a “free extra” or an “optional offer” to your Mac. Such programs are often included in installers of free apps downloaded from third-party websites.

After it has been added to your Mac, the Wise Mac Care software may begin to scan it for various different types of items. This may result in the detection of hundreds If not thousands of errors and risks for your Mac. This is the main trick of this program to get you to buy its full version.

The Wise Mac Care app could also start scans automatically when you start up your Mac and may also show button to Fix all errors and risks. When you click on the questionable button, the app may begin to ask you to upgrade to the full version to remove, which usually costs an arm and a leg, but despite that many do upgrade in the fear that their Mac could actually be at risk.

Not only this, but this software could also be related to adware as some security sites have reported seeing the following types of ads after they have added the Wise Mac Care app:

  • Redirects.
  • Pop-ups showing constantly.
  • Online ad-supported searches.
  • Banners.

Clicking on such ads may expose your security in various ways to different risky objects. One of those may be tracking technologies such as cookies and other trackers that may collect data from your Mac. Other information that may be collected could also include what you search, type and even click online. And some sites may turn out to be phishing pages and trick you into entering your passwords or credit card details just so the crooks behind them can steal this information. Not only this, but some sites could outright infect your Mac with a dangerous virus, which is the main reason why you should remove Wise Mac Care immediately.

Remove Wise Mac Care from Your MacOS

To remove this dubious and risky software from your Mac, we do recommend that you follow the removal steps down below. They have been created with the main idea to assist into removing this risky software from your Mac step by step. However, if you believe the problem is more complex, we suggest that you use a professional cleanup software. Such advanced Mac cleaner can automatically scan it for all files, cookies and objects that may currently reside on your Mac and make sure that they are swiftly, safely and effectively deleted from it.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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