Auto Mac Booster fake system optimization software may appear in your Mac quite unexpectedly. Many users who suddenly saw Auto Mac Booster on their screens clearly mentioned that they did not install this program directly. There are various tricky methods used for the distribution of this questionable software. A lot of anti-virus scanners and security-related blogs correctly classify Auto Mac Booster as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). This guide contains detailed information devoted to describing the danger of Auto Mac Booster scam, its installation methods and instructions to remove this unwanted utility.
Auto Mac Booster quicklinks
- Auto Mac Booster – is it really a booster
- How to remove Auto Mac Booster
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove Auto Mac Booster using Windows Control Panel
Auto Mac Booster is pretty much similar to other fake optimizers attacking Macs previously, such as Mac Tweak Pro, Mac Cleanup Pro, Super Mac Cleaner, etc. All of them even have the same interface and present equally misleading information to scare users into buying the so-called licensed version of the program.
Auto Mac Booster – is it really a booster
In spite of its name, Auto Mac Booster is not able to improve the performance of your Mac. By the way, your Mac will work in a more unstable manner than it used to function before the attack of this PUP. Upon successful installation, the program amends important system settings in order to be automatically started whenever you begin work with your Mac. You may additionally experience some unexpected pop-up alerts in the right-upper part your screen displaying frustrating information about some issues found in your Mac that need your immediate attention. Auto Mac Booster then suggests that you click on “Clean Now” supposedly to fix these issues.
Once you click on “Clean Now” Auto Mac Booster instructs you to buy its registered version. There is nothing wrong with paid software as long as it works as advertised. The problem with Auto Mac Booster is that it is totally unable to detect real security leakages or fix any real Mac-related problems. Neither is it able to locate and delete contemporary computer infections or protect your Mac from being infected in the future.
Auto Mac Booster installation methods.
Auto Mac Booster can be downloaded through its official website, however, it is quite unlikely that people will personally make such a decision. The distributors of this scam often used quite illegal mechanisms to promote it, such as:
- Displaying fake Adobe Flash Player update alerts containing the link to download Auto Mac Booster scam.
- Promotion through spam links or cracked websites.
- Bundling Auto Mac Booster with freeware installers.
Speaking of fake Adobe Flash Player update notifications, they are very popular today among adware and malware distributors. The occurrence of such fake alerts is also the result of certain adware currently enabled in the system. This adware, in its turn, may produce a wide range of browser redirections to random websites instructing users specifically to update Adobe Flash Player or some other software. However, instead, users are actually installing Auto Mac Booster and possibly other malicious programs.
Finally, remember that many free applications today may be interconnected with other unwanted utilities. This information about such additional offers may be found when you clearly read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) pertaining to these free programs. You must carefully examine such details, instead of blindly clicking on “Next” or “I agree” buttons during the software installation process.
The last but not least, always be careful while you surf the Internet, including your social networks. Stay away from clicking on suspicious links or opening questionable attachments.
How to remove Auto Mac Booster
Auto Mac Booster can be deleted manually by accessing the “Applications” section of your Mac and removing it from the list. You might need to first force quit Auto Mac Booster using “Force Quit Applications” utility. Finally, restart your Mac.
Additionally, we do recommend you to perform scanning of your Mac with reliable anti-virus software. The problem is that manual removal of Auto Mac Booster does not eliminate the adware that could cause its unauthorized injection. It may still remain in your Mac and reinstall Auto Mac Booster or other similar PUPs. The rest of the guide explains more detailed information about fixing your Mac manually and automatically using reliable anti-malware software tailored to specifically fix your Mac.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove Auto Mac Booster using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like Auto Mac Booster install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Auto Mac Booster . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Auto Mac Booster easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.