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Unpollute My Mac Fake Optimizer PUP – How to Remove It

This article has been made in order to help explain what is the Unpollute My Mac PUP and how you can remove it from your Mac effectively.

A new potentially unwanted program, called Unpollute My Mac has been detected by security experts to be a PUA (potentially unwanted application). The program claims that it can rid any unwanted objects and optimize your Mac, but to do this, it wants you to purchase it’s full version and what led experts to believe it is unwanted is that Unpollute My Mac may display detected sites that may not pollute your system at all. This marketing trick is not only disloyal but is also done by many hoax antivirus programs, which are similarly advertised as useful In order to lure you to purchase the full version. If you want to try and remove the Unpollute My Mac software, we recommend that you read this article.

Threat Summary

NameUnpollute My Mac
TypeHoax Optimizer and Antivirus for Mac OS
Short Description May display multiple detections of unwanted objects on your Mac to get you to purchase the full version, but in reality may not fix anything at all.
SymptomsMay run automated scans and automatically start when you boot your Mac. Could be difficult to close.
Distribution MethodVia bundling or via it’s site.
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Unpollute My Mac PUP – How Did I Get It

The primary method of starting to see pop-ups and other unwanted programs related to Unpollute My Mac could be that you may have been decieved into downloading it as a result of being redirected to the website of the program:

If you do not know how did you get this program, bear in mind that it could also be via a redirect caused by visiting the very same porn sites which this program claims to rid you of.

In addition to this another method via which the Unpollute My Mac could land on your Mac could be via software bundling. This basically means that the program’s installation may be automatically done when you install other third-party app and the install step for this could be cleverly concealed in the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation modes so that you miss this “free extra” easily.

Unpollute My Mac PUP – More Information

When it Is installed, the Unpollute My Mac could immediately run a scan and start displaying sites that “pollute” your Mac. Be advised that these sites may not be something which actually represents any form of a risk for your Mac and also keep in mind that the program may often display sites that you haven’t even heard of.

But the Unpollute My Mac cannot just protect your privacy for free. The app wants you to pay in order for it do to anything and this is where it raises concern, since users often report it to be invasive and run automated scans plus dipslay tray pop-ups claiming that your Privacy is at risk.

But be advised that when it comes to this program, you privacy may really be at risk by no other than Unpollute My Mac itself,since we have detected the following claims in it’s privacy policy saying that there is no warranty:

So basically, you have a program that may be aware that is causing you harm and you cannot complain about it or so they claim in their policy. Only one more reason to eliminate this app from your Mac.

Remove Unpollute My Mac Completely

If you want to remove this PUA from your Mac, you can try and use the instruction steps below. But if they do not help, then we would advise you to try what most cyber-security professionals recommend – an advanced malware remediation program. Downloading and running a scan with such cleanup software may result in the full removal of Unpollute My Mac and will also strive to protect your Mac against future intrusive programs from it’s type and also keep it malware-free.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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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 Unpollute My Mac and remove related files and objects

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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 Unpollute My Mac:

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 Unpollute My Mac. 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 Unpollute My Mac. 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 Unpollute My Mac 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 Unpollute My Mac. 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 Unpollute My Mac – 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 Unpollute My Mac 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 Unpollute My Mac files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Unpollute My Mac, 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.


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