Total Mac Care PUP – How to remove

What is Total Mac Care?

Total Mac Care is advertised as an optimization tool for Macs that can improve the overall system performance. It is supposed to remove unnecessary items from your system, but in reality the program itself is categorized as potentially unwanted as most users acquire it by accident. Potentially unwanted apps are rarely harmful, but they also rarely deliver on their promises. If you do not wish to spend your time and money on a suspect application with no positive results in the end, we suggest that you terminate Total Mac Care without hesitation.

Total Mac Care

How does Total Mac Care work?

As we have mentioned, Total Mac Care often enters systems without the user’s notice. You may be wondering how it does that, but chances are you have already encountered this distribution method yourself. When you download freeware from third party software hosting domains, you download freeware bundles. These bundles include the program that you have actually chosen and some additional apps that have nothing to do with it. If you do not pay attention to the installation process and choose the Recommended mode, you automatically agree to installing all programs in the bundle. Usually that is how potentially unwanted apps spread online and Total Mac Care is no different.

Once inside, the program will run a system scan and show you its results afterwards. The results will undoubtedly include a number of unnecessary elements that will be presented in a much more serious way than what they are. The app may find some outdated entries and similar minor issues, which do not affect your system in any obvious way. The tool will then urge you to upgrade it to its full version in order to get rid of the issues. If you do not agree to it right away, you will get pop-ups and other messages reminding you of the supposed problem. In order to eliminate these messages, you will have to delete Total Mac Care.

How to remove Total Mac Care?

You can uninstall Total Mac Care from your computer manually or automatically. Luckily, it is not a serious infection, so you can delete Total Mac Care by following the instructions below. If, however, you want to make sure that you remove Total Mac Care and all other unwanted apps that may have entered your system with it, you should go with the automatic removal option and eliminate Total Mac Care using an anti-malware tool. The utility presented on our page will perform a full system scan and detect all unwanted or even harmful files and programs. It will then remove Total Mac Care without any difficulty and help you make sure that your system is clean from other threats as well.

Remove Total Mac Care from your Applications folder.

  1. Open Finder → Applications.
    Finder (Applications) Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  2. Find Total Mac Care among your installed Applications, and drag it to the Trash.

Remove Total Mac Care related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
    Finder (Go to folder) Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  2. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchAgents) Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  3. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  4. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  5. Type ~/Library/Application Support in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (Application Support) Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  6. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added folders and drag them to the Trash.
  7. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  8. Type ~/Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder LaunchAgents Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  9. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  10. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  11. Type /Library/LaunchDaemons in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchDaemons) Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  12. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.

Remove Total Mac Care from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
    Safari Preferences Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find Total Mac Care and click Uninstall.
    Safari extension (remove) Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove

Remove Total Mac Care from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox → Menu (the bars at the top right corner) → Add-ons and themes.
    Firefox Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  2. In the Extensions tab, find Total Mac Care, click on the three dots, and click Remove.
    Firefox extensions tab Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove

Remove Total Mac Care from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome → Menu (the three dots at the top right corner) → More Tools → Extensions.
    Google-chrome-pref Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove
  2. In Extensions, find Total Mac Care and click Remove.
    Google-chrome-extensions Total Mac Care PUP - How to remove

 

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