MacEntizer belongs to the large family of fake system optimization utilities specifically attacking Mac computers. It is very similar to Mac Cleanup Pro, Mac Mechanic, Cleanup MyMac. These applications are even very similar according to their interface. There is no substantial difference when you compare their activities within your Mac. None of them is able to clean your Mac from malware, trojans, ransomware or other serious infections.
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MacEntizer, however, claims that by installing it your system will be fixed and always clean and fast. Mac computers from time to time may no longer function as fast as when initially purchased. They do require certain cleanup to be implemented periodically, but MacEntizer is simply not the right software for this purpose. There are many negatives responses of people concerning this program. They all have a strong opinion that the application should be uninstalled right away. In the next paragraph, you will find the explanation of why MacEntizer should be removed.
Is MacEntizer dangerous
Even though some people speak of MacEntizer as a virus, it is not really correct to use this term for the description. It is a more proper way to identify MacEntizer as yet another PUP (potentially unwanted program). It is unwanted because it uses various intrusive and sometimes even offensive techniques to be injected.
Once installed, MacEntizer modifies your Mac in order to be automatically loaded whenever you start your computer. You may turn off your computer to save its battery life, whereas restarting it will open the MacEntizer program immediately. The application will start deceiving you right away. It will first initiate its fictitious scanning of your computer and will very soon, within a few seconds, give you a report about many fake errors revealed during its primitive scan. This is done for the simple reason – to convince you to buy the so-called full version of MacEntizer allegedly to get these issues fixed. The problem is that neither the trial version of MacEntizer nor its full version will fix real Mac problems. If it is infected by real viruses, MacEntizer will not help you even to detect them.
MacEntizer distribution methods
MacEntizer uses a lot of illegal techniques to be installed. Very often the distributors of this program refer to the practice of online scam. This is why MacEntizer may be treated as a ’scareware’. This is the example of the frustrating message by the apple.com-fasting.live alert promoting MacEntizer:
Your system is infected with 3 viruses!
Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses. Our security check found traces of 2 malware and 1 phishing/spyware. System damage: 28.1% – Immediate removal required!
The immediate removal of the viruses is required to prevent further system damage, loss of Apps, Photos or other files.
Traces of 1 phishing/spyware were found on your Mac with MacOS 10.14 Mojave. Personal and banking information is at risk.
To avoid more damage click on ‘Scan Now’ immediately. Our deep scan will provide help immediately!
4 minute and 30 seconds remaining before damage is permanent.
The quotation from the apple.com-fasting.live alert eventually instructs users to click on a special “Scan Now” button, after that MacEntizer will be suggested as the remedy for fixing these fake threats. The channels through which MacEntizer is promoted are absolutely dangerous. The website apple.com-fasting.live is not the only malicious domain that may be involved in this scheme. The PUP is often distributed through bundling with other free programs.
How to uninstall MacEntizer
Even though MacEntizer can be removed directly from your Mac applications just as you get rid of other software, there are some recommendations we would like to give you. The world wide web these days is overwhelmed by the variety of malicious software. MacEntizer is not as dangerous compared to other viruses that are now circulating on the web. You must be very careful when installing free software. It may be interconnected with other unwanted and even dangerous applications. So, take time to carefully read the supporting documentation associated with free applications. If you read about some suspicious programs in the bundle, switch to the advanced (custom) installation mode to avoid such unauthorized installations.
Before you remove MacEntizer from your Mac applications it might be necessary that you first Force Quit this program. Use the Command-Option-Esc hotkey for opening the “Force Quit Application” tool. Find MacEntizer, make it highlighted and move it to the Trash. Finally, scan your Mac computer with the Spyhunter to identify other malicious items that could still remain within your Mac and could not be manually discovered.
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