How to remove Mac Mechanic

What is Mac Mechanic?

Mac Mechanic is potentially unwanted program that can spoil your system with numerous popups. This program is usually installed without noticing along with free programs and games as an optional app. The only aim of the program is to force gullible users to pay. That is being done using fake scan results displaying a lot of problems that need to be solved. However, it’s impossible in free version and you’re offered to buy a paid version of Mac Mechanic. Actually, it’s not true, probably there is nothing wrong with your computer, so don’t waste your money. Furthermore, PUP is capable to modify the browser configuration, it may change user’s default search engine, trigger redirect to questionable domains, generate third-party pop-up ads, and collect users’ personal information. Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to remove Mac Mechanic from you computer.

Mac Mechanic pop-up

  1. STEP 1: Scan your computer with Removal Tool

  2. STEP 2: Uninstall Mac Mechanic manually

  3. STEP 3: Remove Mac Mechanic from browsers

How Mac Mechanic infects your Mac computer?

Developers often proliferates Mac Mechanic using a misleading marketing method called “bundling” where the installation goes in stealth mode. Unfortunately, majority of charge-free software don’t properly notify that installation package includes additional programs. To prevent your computer from infection we advise you to be careful and never rush when you install free software. Always opt for the “Custom/Advanced” settings and never agree to install additional unnecessary programs. Remember, the key to computer safety is caution. Think about what you agree to install. You can also be exposed to the risk of infection of Mac Mechanic by downloading illegitimate software from torrents or some cracks for games or programs. If you have already infected, you should use this guide to remove Mac Mechanic from your Mac.

Step 1. How to remove Mac Mechanic from Mac?

Such types of adware can be hard to remove completely as they always leave their leftovers files. This is done in order to be able to restore. I want to make it clear that this may require above-average skills to remove adware, so if you have no experience in this area, you may use automated removal tool.

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Step 2: Remove Mac Mechanic from Mac (main source of Mac Mechanic pop-up)

Perhaps, you will not find the program with the same name – Mac Mechanic. Nevertheless, you need to review attentively the list of last installed applications and remove all suspicious ones related to Advanced Mac Cleaner.

Mac OSX:

  1. Launch Finder
  2. Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  3. If you see Uninstall Mac Mechanic or Mac Mechanic Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Now let’s go to the next step.

Step 3: Remove Mac Mechanic from browsers


  1. Click Preferences from Safari menu
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find Mac Mechanic or other extensions that look suspicious.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Tools then select Extensions.
  4. Find Mac Mechanic or other extensions that look suspicious.
  5. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click Tools on the top of the Firefox window, then click Add-ons.
  3. Find Mac Mechanic or other extensions that look suspicious.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
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