Remove Mac Fixer Pro (PUP)

Computer security experts dubbed Mac Fixer Pro as another counterfeit security and optimization tool made specifically for Mac OS. To remove this threat from the computer, please execute the guide and check the computer with provided virus and malware scanners.

Mac Fixer Pro is considered as potentially unwanted program (PUP) as its entry on Mac computer is totally uninvited. Creators of this supposed security and optimization tool are making use of various misinformation tactics to get Mac Fixer Pro inside the computer. One of the methods is to use malicious advertisements where the page is pretending to be an online scanner that eventually displays alarming results of detected threats and issues.

Another method why Mac Fixer Pro gained successful access on the computer is through freeware installers. Most Mac users are unfamiliar that some free apps is actually software bundles. Meaning, they are aware on the installation of the host program but is totally uninformed that additional software will get onboard as well. This is the reason why users are astounded on the sudden existence of Mac Fixer Pro. Most of them do not recall obtaining or installing the tool.

It is not surprising to see that Mac Fixer Pro acts on this invasive way because it is tied to PCVARK family of rogue applications. This recent version is in fact a remake of previous editions, retaining almost every features. The similarities from these old and new rogue applications are very obvious especially on the design of its graphical user interface.

Mac Fixer Pro and all of the predecessors attempts to convince Mac users that system immediately requires fixing because it detected numerous errors and security issues. Bear in mind that rogue applications were designed with scare tactics as a way to influence victims to purchase the full version of the endorsed program. If you are facing the same worry, that Mac is in trouble because Mac Fixer Pro says so, do not rush into fixing the computer using the same misleading application. We suggest immediately removing Mac Fixer Pro and scanning the computer with valid security tool.

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Mac Fixer Pro

Mac Fixer Pro Removal Procedures

Below are several steps that you should carry out to delete Mac Fixer Pro unwanted program from Mac computer.

We highly recommend executing both manual removal and thorough scanning of the system using the provided tool or installing antivirus in the future.

Fast and Easy Removal with Combo Cleaner

To quickly find and delete rogue programs from Mac system, we highly recommend scanning the computer with Combo Cleaner. This comprehensive and complete tool for Mac is equipped with an advanced antivirus, malware, and adware scan engines.

1 Download Combo Cleaner from the link below.

Download Combo Cleaner

2Double-click on the file to install the program. As show in the image below, drag the Combo Cleaner.app to Applications folder.

Install Combo Cleaner

3 Open Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon to run the tool.

4Click on Start Combo Scan button to begin checking the computer for malicious objects.

Combo Cleaner Scanner

Free virus scanner of Combo Cleaner checks and detects various kinds of threats. To remove them from the infected computer, you will have to purchase the full version of Combo Cleaner.

Manual Removal and Additional Scan

Close Mac Fixer Pro Application

1 Close Mac Fixer Pro opened window or running application.

2 On your keyboard, press Command + Option + Esc to open Force Quit Applications window. Alternatively, you can go to Finder > Go > Utilities > Activity Monitor.

3 Select Mac Fixer Pro from the list of running processes and click on Force Quit button.

Force Quit

Delete Mac Fixer Pro Login Items

4 Go to Apple menu and choose System Preferences from the drop-down list.

5 Open Users and Groups and click on Login Items button to show the list of applications that launches automatically.

Remove Login Items

6 Please select Mac Fixer Pro and click on minus button (-) at the bottom of the window to remove this unwanted item.

Manually delete Mac Fixer Pro items

7 Navigate the Apple Finder and click on "Go". Then, select "Go to Folder". Alternatively, use keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + G.

Go Folder

8 Copy and paste, or type the following line in the field and press Enter on your keyboard:

/Library/LaunchAgents

9 LaunchAgents folder should open at this point. Look for items with the following names or similar entry:

  • com.MacFixerPro.agent.plist
  • com.MacFixerPro.hlpr
  • Mfp.hlpr
  • MacFixerPro.agent
  • Helpermfp

10 Move each file to the Trash. This action may require administrator privilege. If you are not logged in as administrator, you need to provide required password.

11 Using the same "Go to Folder" procedures, open this location:

~/Library/LaunchAgents

12 Look for the same files and folders and move it to Trash.

13 Next, we need to look at Application Support folder. Using the same method as above. Go to this location:

~/Library/Application Support

14 Locate the following items and move it to Trash:

  • MacFixerPro
  • Mfphlpr
  • Helpermfp

15 Go back to Apple Menu, click Go, and then select Applications from the drop-down list.

Apple Applications

16 Delete the following folders just in case they do exist.

  • MacFixerPro
  • Mfphlpr
  • Helpermfp
Note: Malware may use alternative names instead of Mac Fixer Pro to mislead security programs as well as users. If in case the above list is not present, please look for unfamiliar or suspicious items.

Scan with MBAM to check for Mac Fixer Pro remaining objects

17 Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac from the link below.

Download MBAM for Mac

18 Drag the downloaded file MBAM-Mac-[version].dmg to Applications folder.

19 Under Applications folder, right-click on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and select "Open" from the given choices.

20 After opening the tool, click on the "Scan" button to start checking the computer for presence of Mac Fixer Pro and other malware.

MBAM for Mac Scan

21 When scanning is done, the tool will display all identified threats. Be sure to select malicious items.

22 Click on "Remove Selected Items" to delete the threats.

Remove Threat from MBAM

We hope that the procedures and removal tool on this page was able to help you in removing Mac Fixer Pro. Your computer should now be malware free.

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