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Mac Speedup Pro. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Mac Speedup Pro – a fake system optimizer which claims to speed up Mac systems

Mac Speedup Pro fake system tool
Mac Speedup Pro is a computer optimization tool, however, a fake one which does not fix any issues

Mac Speedup Pro is a false system optimization tool[1] which does not fulfill any of its promises. This rogue application manipulates its users by providing fake system scan results which usually show numerous errors and issues found on the Mac system. However, this is done to convince victims to purchase the licensed version of the program as it is “the only way to fix your computer”. Even though this program might promote itself as a very useful tool which is worth five stars, do not fall for believing in such lies. Developers try to provide their programs as attractive as possible so users will be engaged to buy them.

Name Mac Speedup Pro
Category System tool
Sub-category Mac virus
Targeted system Mac OS X
Goal To convince users to buy the full version of the rogue app
Distribution Via official website or bundled freeware
Deletion You can use a program such as Reimage to detect the fake tool and its related components 

Mac Speedup Pro might also drop notifications which alert that the computer system needs to be scanned, fixed, or cleaned. However, if you want to test your system and find out what kind of true problems exist, you should perform a system scan with a truly reliable computer program and then measure the results which were provided by Mac Speedup Pro virus.

We suggest declining any offers to buy the full version of the fake optimization tool. If you decide to purchase the program, it will only imitate the fixing but will not do anything that is needed. Moreover, Mac Speedup Pro optimization tool collects all outdated registry entries, software, and files, and provides them as big system issues or even threats.

We recommend performing the Mac Speedup Pro removal as this application will not bring wanted results. Choose a program such as Reimage to detect all PUP-related content and then get rid of it from the system permanently. Moreover, if you are likely to proceed with the elimination on your own, check the instructions below this article.

If you do not remove Mac Speedup Pro virus, you will be seeing pop-ups[2] and notifications from time to time. These ads will try to promote the usefulness of the fake optimization program and try to convince you to use it. Moreover, such advertising becomes very annoying and might even slow down your computing work if not removed on time.

Fake system tools can be promoted via regular websites

Some developers create an original website for their product. Once the user enters such site, she/he is provided with nicely-looking writing about the program which claims about all of its useful features. We suggest closing such pages if you have entered any and declining all offers to install computer software that you are not sure about.

According to experts from,[3] fake system optimization tools, just like other potentially unwanted applications can be distributed through particular computer software or unprotected pages. Lack of protection lets the developers inject their promoted content wherever they want – into hyperlinks, advertising posts, or other programs.

To avoid the secret installation of useless apps, you should check if the Custom/Advanced mode is selected. Note that various Quick modes allow unwanted content to slip into the system very easily. Moreover, you need to be cautious by yourself while browsing the Internet sphere, accessing less-known pages, and deciding which link to click on.

Remove Mac Speedup Pro fake system tool from your Mac computer system

If you have discovered the rogue application on your Mac computer,[4] you should get rid of the PUP rather than using it. You can remove Mac Speedup Pro virus by using expert-suggested computer programs or deleting the application by yourself. However, the first method will assure you that the program was removed safely and effectively.

While performing the Mac Speedup Pro removal on your own, you might make some mistakes. As you might understand, these mistakes might cause damage and make you struggle even more. Moreover, you need to make sure that all potentially unwanted components are fully removed, otherwise, the questionable program might still remain in the system.

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To remove Mac Speedup Pro, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Mac Speedup Pro from Mac OS X system

If you have found the rogue system optimization app on your Mac device, you can eliminate it by looking through these instructions:

  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 Mac Speedup Pro 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'
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Eliminate Mac Speedup Pro from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Mac Speedup Pro and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Mac Speedup Pro removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Delete Mac Speedup Pro from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Mac Speedup Pro should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Mac Speedup Pro 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 Mac Speedup Pro 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 Mac Speedup Pro removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Mac Speedup Pro from Google Chrome

If the fake tool has injected any suspicious components in your Google Chrome web browser, you can get rid of them by performing this guide:

  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 Mac Speedup Pro 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 Mac Speedup Pro removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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