Mac Space Reviver Unwanted Application (Mac)

Also Known As: Mac Space Reviver potentially unwanted program
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove Mac Space Reviver from Mac?

What is Mac Space Reviver?

Mac Space Reviver is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to remove all duplicate files and, therefore, save disk space. Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Mac Space Reviver is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that infiltrates systems without permission.

Mac Space Reviver unwanted application

This PUP provides a fake system scan function. After 'scanning' the system, users are prompted with many supposed duplicate files. To remove them, users must purchase a full version of the Mac Space Reviver PUP. Note that the list of duplicate files is false. Cyber criminals attempt to trick users into paying for the full version, which will simply display an empty list. In fact, Mac Space Reviver delivers no real value for regular users. As mentioned above, it infiltrates systems without permission and is delivered together with a number of other potentially unwanted (usually, adware-type) applications. These apps deliver intrusive ads (coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.) that conceal underlying content and can redirect to malicious sites. Some PUPs modify browser settings (e.g., homepage, new tab URL, default search engine, etc.) to promote dubious sites. Furthermore, PUPs gather sensitive information (such as keystrokes, URLs visited, search queries, IP addresses, and so on), which is later sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). Therefore, the presence of data-tracking apps can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall Mac Space Reviver and other suspicious/unrecognizable applications immediately.

Threat Summary:
NameMac Space Reviver potentially unwanted program
Threat TypeMac malware, Mac virus
SymptomsYour Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Removal

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Mac Space Reviver shares similarities with dozens of other potentially unwanted programs such as TURBOMAC, MacBar, and especially, Advanced Mac Cleaner. By offering useful features, PUPs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. Most, however, deliver no real value for regular users. Potentially unwanted programs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Claims to enable various functions are merely attempts to trick users to install. PUPs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did Mac Space Reviver install on my computer?

Potentially unwanted programs are often distributed using "bundling" and intrusive advertising methods. "Bundling" is stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software/apps. Developers hide "bundled" apps within "Advanced/Custom" settings of the download or installation processes - they do not disclose these installations properly. Intrusive advertisements redirect to malicious sites and even execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware or PUPs. Skipping download/installation steps and clicking various advertisements often leads to inadvertent installation of deceptive applications such as Mac Space Reviver. These apps expose systems to risk of various infections and compromise users' privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, to prevent system infiltration by potentially unwanted programs, be very cautious when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet. Carefully analyze each step (especially "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. We also advise you to download your applications from official sources only using direct download links. Criminals monetize unofficial downloaders/installers by promoting PUPs (the "bundling" method) and for this reason they should not be used. Be aware that intrusive ads usually appear legitimate, but redirect to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious sites. If you continually encounter these ads, immediately eliminate all dubious applications/browser plug-ins. We also recommend that you have a legitimate anti-virus/anti-spyware suite installed.

Deceptive application installer promoting Mac Space Reviver adware:

Delusive installer used to promote Mac Space Reviver

Potentially unwanted program Mac Space Reviver:

Mac Space Reviver PUP

Instant automatic removal of Mac Space Reviver potentially unwanted program: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Mac Space Reviver potentially unwanted program. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

Mac Space Reviver PUP removal:

Remove Mac Space Reviver-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac adware removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select “Applications”. In the applications folder, look for “Mac Space Reviver”, and other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove mac space reviver potentially unwanted program related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from launch agents folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from launch agents folder step 2
In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/Application Support

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 2
In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

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Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

Mac Space Reviver potentially unwanted program removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove mac space reviver potentially unwanted program related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove mac space reviver potentially unwanted program related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove mac space reviver potentially unwanted program related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.