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Remove MacEntizer (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Mac viruses

MacEntizer is the rogue tool claiming to be file maintenance and optimizing utility designed to improve MacOS performance


MacEntizer is the software that should help manage duplicate files, uninstall applications and clean the system by managing drive space. All those features included in the full licensed version that cost less than 15$. Unfortunately, the free version of the software has only the function of scanning the device. This tool should fix errors, manage cache and remove unwanted apps. However, this is a potentially unwanted program and even the system scan which is performed by the tool seems questionable. 

The program claims to check the system by running a full scan. However, after this alleged check, Mac Entizer displays questionable results with a predetermined list of malware and system issues. To fix them, you get offered to purchase the full version of this program that, sadly, also does nothing. This is a cyber intruder, and you shouldn't trust the tool nor the results it delivers.

Name MacEntizer
Type Rogue tool
Category Potentially unwanted program[1]
Tactics Scaring users into purchasing fake tools by delivering pre-determined malware scan results
Claims  To help fix and clean the system, improve the speed of your Mac
Main danger Installs questionable programs, can access sensitive information
Distribution Freeware installations, software cracks
Elimination Clean the machine with the reputable anti-malware tool and fix issues with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

MacEntizer virus is one of many system optimizers that target Macintosh devices. Developers claim to offer various features that allow to fix system errors, uninstall useless apps, manage cache and improve the speed of the device. Once it gets installed the program scans the system and quickly shows a list of detected issues and malicious programs.[2]

However, those issues cannot be fixed with the free MacEntizer tool, you need to purchase the full version for all the advanced features. Unfortunately, when you get the tool that supposed to perform better than the free version, it does nothing except cleaning the list of detected problems.

Developers promote this tool using various deceptive sites and questionable sources, download sites. MacEntizer shouldn't be trusted for that reason alone, but there is another technique used to spread this rogue system utility – software bundling. This is a method used to spread various PUPs around during insecure installations by including and hiding unwanted programs on installation setups.

The official claims of Mac Entizer developer state that the program can:

  • offer multiple cleanup options to free drive space;
  • manage installed applications and system startups;
  • remove duplicate files, excessive clutter;
  • handle large files.

Mac Entizer virus
MacEntizer is the potentially unwanted application that cannot fix any issues as the developer may claim.

In most cases, Mac Entizer gets bundled with other software, but it also can be installed on purpose because people believe the usefulness of those features and download or even purchase the program from providers' site. From the information stated on this website, we can determine that this tool is collecting various information about the user, like any other PUA.

MacEntizer providers' site Privacy Policy states about cookies:

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing a particular website. Every time the user loads a website, the browser sends the cookie related to that website back to the website server to notify the website of the user's previous activity on that website. They are often used as a mechanism by websites to remember activities that a website browser has done there in the past, for example, clicking on particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

You need to remove MacEntizer even though it may seem harmless because this PUA is not useful for any Mac device. The software besides the tool itself may get installed without your permission. Different adware programs or even more severe cyberthreats get automatically loaded on your computer.

When you go for the automatic MacEntizer removal, you can eliminate all those programs and tools with one tool. Using the anti-malware program allows checking the system thoroughly. Once the system scan is done, the program delivers a full list of issues, PUPs and even malware that needs to be fixed.

If you choose the reputable program, these results are not fake or designed to trick you into anything else. Get Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and clean the machine entirely. MacEntizer can also affect your browser settings, so make sure to check the guide below the article and reset your Google Chrome or Safari to default.

Deceptive advertisements and freeware promotions lead to the installation of questionable PUAs

Experts[3] always note how important it is to choose freeware providers wisely and pay attention to various other processes. The internet is not a safe place, especially, when you browse on questionable sites and use services like p2p sharing sites or torrents and free download pages.

Constant visiting on insecure sites and clicking on deceptive pop-up ads lead to automatic downloads of suspicious apps or even malware. Also, when you download freeware on purpose but skip through installation steps, you risk getting unwanted programs installed without your permission.

To avoid any installation of unwanted or useless programs, always select Advanced or Custom options during the process and pay attention to the list of programs. You can easily de-select applications you don't want to install and avoid cyber infections.

Eliminate MacEntizer from the system with reliable programs

For any program that comes to the system bundled with other freeware, we recommend malware termination using anti-malware tools. MacEntizer virus is not an exception because this app comes as an additional program when you install other software on your PC.

Remember that the Mac operating system is relatively secure and there is no need to install additional optimization tools. However, for proper MacEntizer removal, you need to install an additional security tool – antivirus program. 

Any anti-malware program that is compatible with MacOS can help remove MacEntizer. We offer a few that we can trust but feel free to choose on your own. Get the program from a reliable source and keep it running on the machine to avoid such infections in the future.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove MacEntizer, follow these steps:

Eliminate MacEntizer from Mac OS X system

Get rid of MacEntizer from the system

  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 MacEntizer 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'

Erase MacEntizer 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 MacEntizer 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 MacEntizer removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of MacEntizer from Google Chrome

Make sure to check the browser for content installed without your permission

  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 MacEntizer 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 MacEntizer removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove MacEntizer from Safari

  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 MacEntizer 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 MacEntizer removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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