Similar Photo Cleaner is supposed to be a useful free tool that belongs to the category of system optimizers. It should scan your computer and locate photos and images that are duplicated or very similar to each other and then remove copies, thus saving some space on the hard drive and enhancing the performance of the computer.
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Unfortunately, we have discovered some features of Similar Photo Cleaner that are clearly malicious and therefore we categorize it as a rogue application. Even though it might not look like a direct threat to your cyber security, there are plenty of unwanted things that will be delivered by Similar Photo Cleaner.
One of those things – complicated removal of this application. So if you have just realized that this tool is no good and want to get rid of it, there might be some struggles. Fortunately, you found a way to our website and in this blog post, we will provide you with detailed, step-by-step Similar Photo Cleaner removal instructions. Also, we will talk about the main features of this rogue application, so keep reading.
Attributes of Similar Photo Cleaner
Usually, rogue applications, such as Mac Cleanup Pro, Mac Tonic, or WinZip Driver Updater share the same trait – at first, they are free and when you want to get something done, you are immediately asked to pay. There is nothing wrong with paying for services or software, but there is a key element in this deal – the service or software has to be useful. As an example, if you take a look at our reviews section, you can see that we are recommending various system optimization tools, anti-malware and anti-virus programs that are paid. That’s totally fine because they can bring some kind of value to your system (protect your data, speed up your computer, etc.) and it’s worth paying for the security. The problem with Similar Photo Cleaner is that it can’t offer you any kind of value and they use aggressive techniques to force you into paying.
Besides that, there might be some other security concerns regarding this application. Even though it is publicly available on the App Store, which should serve as proof of legitimacy, but if you try to download it directly from their website at www.similarphotocleaner.com, your browser is likely to block the download because it recognizes this software as dangerous. Also, if you have some kind of anti-malware software installed on your computer, it will also tell you about possibly unwanted software, because Similar Photo Cleaner is included in all
major databases of anti-malware tools.
This tool can be irritating because once you open it, it might be difficult to close. They actively suggest scanning the computer for duplicated photographies and images stored on the hard drive. If you change your mind and don’t want to do it anymore, you will have a hard time closing the application. Also, they will constantly push you to purchase a premium version of this program. It should cost $89.99 but they are offering it at a discount price of $14.95. However, this discount is being offered all the time, so you can count it as a regular price.
We have mixed feelings towards the functionality of Similar Photo Cleaner. On the one hand, it is capable of scanning your computer and detecting/removing photos that are very similar to each other. On the other hand, is this a feature worth $14.95, then there are a lot of free alternatives that can do that for you?
How To Eliminate Similar Photo Cleaner
Removal of this potentially unwanted program can be done either manually or automatically. Obviously, it’s much easier and faster to do it automatically. That’s why you should scan your computer with Spyhunter or Combo Cleaner. Simply scan your Mac with one of those programs and the rest will be taken care of. Anti-malware program will automatically detect and eliminate the infection and all files related to it.
Also, you can do that manually. If you have an icon of this application on your desktop, simply drag and drop it to the trash bin, which can be found on the right side of the dock. Then, you should eliminate all these files:
~/Library/Application Support/Similar Photo Cleaner
~/Library/Similar Photo Cleaner
~/Library/Logs/Similar Photo Cleaner.log
/Applications/Similar Photo Cleaner.app
The library can be accessed by clicking on “Finder”, “Go”, then holding down CMD and ALT buttons on the keyboard at the same time and selecting “Library” option which should appear between “Home” and “Computer” options. If you have any questions regarding this topic, feel free to contact us in the comments section below.
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