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Remove Archive Manager virus (Virus Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: System tools

Archive Manager virus is a fake system optimization tool that is targeting MacOS users

Archive Manager virus 

Archive Manager virus is promoted as a useful tool designed for MacOS. The main feature that mostly lures people into using this PUP is its promotion as a legitimate file compressing program. Unfortunately, this program is not giving the alleged service. In fact, it can affect the device with its hidden features in a negative way. It supposed to save space on your hard disk by compressing folders or other files, but this potentially unwanted application[1] is associated with advertisers and questionable software developers. This is the reason why users complain about intrusive Archive Manager virus behavior and constant redirects to suspicious websites. This application more targets Mac operating system supporting devices, but there are tons of questionable optimization tools that spread on Windows or Linux systems. Installation of this app may promote other cyber threats like hijacker and install programs directly if you don't pay attention.

Name Archive Manager virus
Type System tools
Category Potentially unwanted programs
Symptoms Delivers questionable content, causes redirects
Purpose Lure people into downloading the tool by promising useful optimization tool features
Distribution Software bundling
Affects Mac OS devices
Elimination Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and clean the system from additional content

Archive Manager virus is a tool that should manage ZIP or RAR files and compress folders in multiple formats or extracts them. However, the application classifies as potentially unwanted for a few reasons that include the persistent infiltration using software bundling technique. 

Other intrusive Archive Manager virus features:

  • delivers advertisements, banners, pop-up ads;
  • causes redirects to questionable websites;
  • promotes useless content;
  • installs additional browser content or tools without your consent;
  • runs in the background.

The main frustration about Archive Manager virus is the persistence because it is not easy to get rid of this application. If you got this tool on purpose it might be surprising that there is nothing useful about the tool but the main complain is about the silent infiltration and the application appearing on the device out of nowhere. 

However, the Archive Manager tool looks legitimate when developers start to ask 9.99$ for the full version of the tool. Unfortunately, the free version and the licensed program does the same thing. You need to clean the system using reputable anti-malware tools and a full system scan instead of trusting these suspicious tools. 

Remove Archive Manager virus using professional help from anti-malware tools and use PC repair programs like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to clean the system further. This way you can indeed improve the performance of your machine. Trusting randomly appearing applications cannot give value for the PC. 

If you need additional security expert[2] tips for Archive Manager virus removal, you can follow our guides below. Also, make sure to check the browser settings, in case there is extensions or toolbars installed without your consent. Remove suspicious programs and reset the Chrome, Firefox or Explorer to default. 

Archive Manager tool
Archive Manager virus is a PUP that promotes useful features and this way makes users believe the legitimacy of this app.

Bundled software may distribute malicious files or programs without your knowledge

While getting your software updates or programs from the internet, we pay less than enough attention and this habit may lead to cyber infections or even malware infiltration. Freeware installation is the process that people tend to skip through and due to this behavior software bundling[3] is the main technique used to distribute PUPs and similar threats.

You can avoid these infiltrations if you choose Advanced or Custom options when installing programs, tools, applications or even drivers and software. This option allows you to see all suggested programs and de-select unwanted downloads. When you follow the installation you can see what is packed alongside the program you want to get.

Eliminate Archive Manager virus and clean the system from additional PUPs

For the best results of PUP elimination, you should remove Archive Manager virus using professional anti-malware tools. It is difficult to find all associated files and programs to get rid of this PUA completely. This is why we recommend automatic virus termination using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

However, if you want to choose other methods for Archive Manager virus removal, try to find background processes that affect the speed or memory of your PC and uses high CPU and other resources. These processes often indicate what cyber threats are working on the machine without your knowledge. 

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If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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