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Remove Auto Mac Booster (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Mac viruses

Auto Mac Booster is the rogue application that targets users with devices that run the Mac operating system 

Auto Mac BoosterAuto Mac Booster is a deceptive application that claims to have system optimizing features and enhances the performance of your computer. The tool claims to remove potentially unwanted applications, clean the cache and fix other issues and errors. However, this is a PUP itself that may seem like a legitimate optimization tool, but it gives no value for the system since it comes to your machine during insecure installations and from deceptive advertisements using the software bundling method.[1] Auto Mac Booster claims to perform a system scan that detects and indicates system errors and shows possible threats that affect the performance of your computer. These results are nothing but a pre-determined list of cyber threats and your device, in most cases, is malware-free.

Name Auto Mac Booster
Type System application
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Shows the list of cyber threats and claims that you need a licensed version of the program to clear them from the machine
Possible danger Exposes to malicious content, installs questionable programs
Distribution Deceptive ads, insecure installation
Removal  Try performing Auto Mac Booster removal with anti-malware tools

Auto Mac Booster virus is a fake optimization tool that tricks people into installing other programs to their Mac operating system although some users believe that their devices are malware-free.[2] Mac operating system is not immune to malware, but there is no need to install optimization tools, especially fake ones as such.

You don't need to system optimization software, but you need a good anti-malware program to get rid of Auto Mac Booster or any other PUP that occurs out of nowhere. This program even can be called a scan since the primary purpose is to install other utilities and purchase licensed version of the software.

Once Auto Mac Booster appears on the system you may encounter additional PUP symptoms:

  • the slowness of the system;
  • freezes or crashes;
  • browser content installed without your permission;
  • redirects to questionable pages;
  • pop-up advertisements;
  • other promotional material.

When Auto Mac Booster shows up on the screen, it automatically suggests to scan the system and see what intruders you already have on the machine. Then a list of potential threats or errors gets delivered and users get concerned about the state of their computer's security.

Once “Clean now” button is pressed, and users think they get to remove all of those intruders, the suggestion to purchase another tool or a full version appears. It may seem that the “real” version that costs money works better than this free tool. 

However, neither the free version nor the full program works as advertised. The list of alleged threats gets cleared, but the system still is affected by the adware that Auto Mac Booster optimizer really is. 

Auto Mac Booster adware
Auto Mac Booster is the program that should be removed since all the scan results show pre-determined malware programs. Your computer, most likely, is virus-free.

Besides the mentioned Auto Mac Booster behavior, this tool can install other programs or tools to keep affecting the infected system because the program is developed by PCVARK – a well-known PUP distributor. This company spread around these applications:

Although Info.plist file reveals more than a hundred or so malware types, the only program that you need to remove is Auto Mac Booster. This program can affect the performance of your machine by altering startup files or files in different directories.

So get a reputable anti-malware tool and perform Auto Mac Booster removal. Reimage and a similar program can scan the system for real and indicate possible threats, malicious programs like adware or trojans. Then you need to take a few steps and delete them all from the device.

Freeware installers distribute potentially unwanted applications

You can get your Mac device affected even though some users claim this is a virus-free system. Especially, when you install questionable programs from free download sites or p2p services. 

Experts[3] claim that Mac computers need to have additional antivirus program besides all the claims online. The proper anti-malware tool should help avoid cyber infections and keep the system virus-free indeed.

Unfortunately, choosing Default or Quick installations during freeware installations may defeat the purpose of your security software since this step automatically installs all bundled programs. You need to opt for Advanced or Custom process and de-select programs from the list that appear suspicious or have no value for you.

Eliminate Auto Mac Booster and get an anti-malware tool for the thorough PUP removal

You shouldn't believe any tools that claim your system is infected if you were not the one that installed the software on the machine. You need to remove Auto Mac Booster instead of using it as a system optimizer because it may affect your device or even damage it.

There is no need to be an IT expert to perform Auto Mac Booster removal. The only requirement is a reputable antivirus program that could scan the machine and indicate unwanted programs and malware.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Alternative Software
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Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove Auto Mac Booster, follow these steps:

Erase Auto Mac Booster from Mac OS X system

Clean the system and remove Auto Mac Booster:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Auto Mac Booster or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Auto Mac Booster from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Auto Mac Booster and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Auto Mac Booster removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Auto Mac Booster from Google Chrome

Make sure to check the browser for additional Auto Mac Booster content:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Auto Mac Booster and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Auto Mac Booster removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Auto Mac Booster from Safari

Reset Safari to eliminate Auto Mac Booster-related extensions or tools:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Auto Mac Booster or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Auto Mac Booster removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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