The other day, I was going through my usual web browsing session. Suddenly, all hell broke loose with the influx of random suspicious pop-ups! The pop-up ads were saying something like “Your Mac is infected with viruses. Install Mac Auto Fixer to scan your computer.”
It didn’t take me long to find out that they were malicious ads. Having encountered such viruses before, I didn’t lose my sleep over them. So, how did I remove Mac Auto Fixer virus from my macOS device?
How to Remove Mac Auto Fixer Virus
I used my trusted anti-virus program “Malwarebytes” to eliminate this malicious software. In case you are unaware, let me tell you that such applications aren’t deleted entirely through the usual deleting method.
Even after you have removed them, their remnants continue to exist. So, it’s better to take the help of an advanced tool like Malwarebytes to clean them up from the root.
This anti-virus tool is available for free. However, the free version of the software allows you to remove the malware only once. After that, you will need to upgrade to the premium version ($39.99 per year for one Mac).
Note: It supports OS X Yosemite, El Capitan, macOS Sierra and High Sierra. Currently, it doesn’t work with Mojave.
Step #1. First off, download Malwarebytes on your Mac and launch it.
Step #2. Click on Scan Now.
Step #3. Now, you need to check the box for the items you want to delete.
Step #4. Next, click Confirm.
Step #5. Next up, you may get a popup saying, “Some threats that were removed will require a restart.” Click on Restart to reboot your computer.
That’s all there is to it!
This ill-timed software is pretty much like “Advanced Mac Cleaner,” “Mac Tonic,” and “Mac Mechanic.” So, beware of them and make sure not to fall prey to their tricks.
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