TuneupMyMac, also known as Tuneup My Mac, is a program that promises to help your Mac with a lot of things: it’s got a System Cleaner, Logs Cleaner, App Optimizer, Unused Languages Cleaning, etc. Although, such Mac improvements can be simply done manually with free tools provided by Apple.
Another of TuneupMyMac’s features is “Internet Privacy”. So far, this is the only characteristic of TuneupMyMac that has to do with security issues. But when analyzing this feature more deeply, we see that TuneupMyMac simply cleans your browsing history. The application does not protect your Mac.
In addition, to TuneupMyMac failing to improve the security of your Mac, the way it is distributed on the Internet is problematic. As a result, antivirus scanners flag TuneupMyMac.
Tuneupmymac Pup quicklinks
- How is TuneupMyMac distributed?
- What’s wrong with TuneupMyMac?
- How to delete TuneupMyMac
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove TuneupMyMac PUP from macOS
How is TuneupMyMac distributed?
TuneupMyMac can be easily downloaded from its official website, including a free trial version. However, according to many security blogs and anti-virus programs, TuneupMyMac is a PUP (potentially unwanted program). The latest installer for TuneupMyMac gets flagged by 16 reputable antivirus scanners: Virustotal.com.
This is mainly because of some other ways through which it is being promoted, and in most cases, this has to do with illegal or at least not really fair distribution mechanisms.
First, if you buy TuneupMyMac on its site (Tuneupmymac.com), it tries to bundle something called “Duplicate Photos Fixer” – a paid program – with your purchase. This makes it easy to buy an unwanted program unintentionally. Worse, both TuneupMyMac and Duplicate Photos Fixer are on a yearly susbcription.
In addition, TuneupMyMac is advertised by unexpected pop-up windows. These may be online ads or they may be caused by adware already running in your Mac.
TuneupMyMac may be also integrated with the installers of free applications that you can download from software download sites. Often, the installers of some free utilities do not fully disclose that additional extra programs, such as TuneupMyMac, are offered by the installer. It’s important to be very careful when installing apps – don’t click “Next” or “I agree” buttons during freeware installation without reading each setup screen carefully.
What’s wrong with TuneupMyMac?
Technically speaking, TuneupMyMac is not a virus or malware. It is not correct to classify it rogue security application either because it is not a security application at all. When TuneupMyMac is active, this is what you could expect:
- TuneupMyMac runs automatically when you start your Mac.
- TuneupMyMac displays intrusive pop-up windows forcing you to buy its full version.
- TuneupMyMac generates pop-ups in your browser that lead you to its landing or purchase pages.
- TuneupMyMac distracts you from important work without protecting your Mac from cyber threats.
TuneupMyMac distributors have the only mission in mind – to convince you to buy the full version of the program. As we have mentioned already, a lot of things that TuneupMyMac suggests you do on a paid basis can be done absolutely for free manually. If you still feel like buying it to delete unused languages or detect large files – feel free to do that. However, considering the fact that in many instances TuneupMyMac is installed without the user’s authorization or consent, we definitely consider TuneupMyMac as a PUP worth immediate removal.
How to delete TuneupMyMac
In order to get rid of TuneupMyMac manually, it is enough just to access the list of your Mac applications and to move it into the Trash. Sometimes you might first need to force quit TuneupMyMac using the Command-Option-Esc hotkey. This will be enough to manually uninstall the program.
Remember that TuneupMyMac is distributed through adware on Mac computers. It is a good idea to check whether your Mac has got some programs that are classified as adware. There is a probability that TuneupMyMac came up on your computer because of that. We recommend you scan your Mac with Spyhunter for Mac to detect other unwanted applications that might essentially slow down your Mac performance.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove TuneupMyMac PUP from macOSDelete TuneupMyMac Pup from your applications.
- Open Finder.
- In the menu bar, click Go.
- Select Applications from the dropdown.
- Find the TuneupMyMac PUP app.
- Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
- In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.