mac auto fixer

seabreeze56

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Dec 4, 2016
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I keep getting a pop up for mac auto fixer to check on my laptop. Is this a 3rd party software program that I need to get rid of or is it part of my laptop during a routine update?
 

MaryThompson63

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I've been getting that too. I found the application in my apps folder and deleted it, but the activity monitor shows that it's still running in the background. I don't know what it is or where it came from. I found this forum by googling for answers. I hope we get a response.

Mary.
 

Expobill

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Check you download files. The root could still be there.
Onyx from the Apple store can also clean up applications that are not needed.

Welcome aboard, Mary!
 

Expobill

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There is another app cleaner that has option on which files need to go.
They can be found in the app store, for free!
 

seabreeze56

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Dec 4, 2016
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Thanks Expobill.

I checked the downloads folder and didn't find anything that might cause this issue.

I'll look at the Onyx program.

M.
Did you find it in Onyx? I have Onyx but can't seem to figure out where to go to find this mac cleaner thing.
 

debnmackie

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Aug 3, 2018
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Thanks Expobill.

I checked the downloads folder and didn't find anything that might cause this issue.

I'll look at the Onyx program.

M.
What is the Onyx program and how would I know if I have it? I just put that Mac Cleaner thing in the trash and emptied it. I want to ensure its really gone though.
 

audrar

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Aug 3, 2018
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I didn’t found this onyx app in apple store but I found this dr. cleaner app and duplicate detective app (free eraser duplicate app) . Thank you, Expobill.
 

Ulenspiegel

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I keep getting a pop up for mac auto fixer to check on my laptop. Is this a 3rd party software program that I need to get rid of or is it part of my laptop during a routine update?
Mac Auto Fixer is a malware.
You might want to run Malwarebytes on your Mac.

To remove it manually (completely):

1. In Utilities, Activity Monitor find Mac Auto Fixer, Quit Process, Force Quit.
2. In System Preferences, Users and Groups, Login Items find Mac Auto Fixer entry and delete it.
3. With AppCleaner uninstall the application.
4. Using EasyFind (look fro Mac Auto Fixer) find all entries (leftovers) and delete them. Be careful during this process (check the dates, should be the same for all Mac Auto Fixer files).
5. Reboot.

Good luck!

P.S.: It is advisable to use an Adblocker (like Adguard etc.) and check your system time to time with Malwarebytes mentioned above.
 

seabreeze56

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Original poster
Dec 4, 2016
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Mac Auto Fixer is a malware.
You might want to run Malwarebytes on your Mac.

To remove it manually (completely):

1. In Utilities, Activity Monitor find Mac Auto Fixer, Quit Process, Force Quit.
2. In System Preferences, Users and Groups, Login Items find Mac Auto Fixer entry and delete it.
3. With AppCleaner uninstall the application.
4. Using EasyFind (look fro Mac Auto Fixer) find all entries (leftovers) and delete them. Be careful during this process (check the dates, should be the same for all Mac Auto Fixer files).
5. Reboot.

Good luck!

P.S.: It is advisable to use an Adblocker (like Adguard etc.) and check your system time to time with Malwarebytes mentioned above.
Thanks, all that worked and got rid of it and a couple of other things that were on there
 

Blndysam

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Dec 7, 2018
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Mac Auto Fixer is a malware.
You might want to run Malwarebytes on your Mac.

To remove it manually (completely):

1. In Utilities, Activity Monitor find Mac Auto Fixer, Quit Process, Force Quit.
2. In System Preferences, Users and Groups, Login Items find Mac Auto Fixer entry and delete it.
3. With AppCleaner uninstall the application.
4. Using EasyFind (look fro Mac Auto Fixer) find all entries (leftovers) and delete them. Be careful during this process (check the dates, should be the same for all Mac Auto Fixer files).
5. Reboot.

Good luck!

P.S.: It is advisable to use an Adblocker (like Adguard etc.) and check your system time to time with Malwarebytes mentioned above.
Thank you sooooo much !!!
 
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