SysTweak AntiMalware Unwanted Application (Mac)

Also Known As: SysTweak AntiMalware potentially unwanted application
Type: Other
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove SysTweak AntiMalware from Mac?

What is SysTweak AntiMalware?

Developers promote SysTweak AntiMalware as a tool capable of detecting and eliminating malware, spyware, and other threats that might compromise Mac computers or data stored on them. They claim that this is a 'useful tool', however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since it is promoted using the "bundling" method and most users install it unintentionally. SysTweak AntiMalware is promoted using deceptive Mac Tuneup and Flash Player installers.

systweak antimalware potentially unwanted application

SysTweak AntiMalware allows users to check the system status, scan for threats (malware, spyware, etc.), quarantine threats, check scan logs (and export them), and manage startup items. If a scan is performed, it displays a list of threats found and offers to quarantine them. In fact, functions can be performed only if a 'full version' of SysTweak AntiMalware is purchased. Many applications encourage users to purchase full (or 'activated') versions to use their features. Since SysTweak AntiMalware is promoted using the "bundling" method, it (and other similar bundled software) cannot be trusted. Many deceptive applications display fake results, thereby tricking people into purchasing rogue software. Furthermore, bundled apps often come in packs. Therefore, they might be not the only ones that are installed. In some cases, "bundling" is used to promote several applications at once. Other apps might include browser hijackers or adware. These programs usually deliver advertisements, collect browsing-related (and other) data, and cause redirects to untrustworthy websites.

SysTweak AntiMalware is similar to apps such as PremierOpinion, MacRapidizer, Mac Cleanup Pro, and many others. They are promoted as 'useful tools', and yet provide none of the features promised and are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Furthermore, potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) cause privacy/browsing safety problems and other issues.

How did SysTweak AntiMalware install on my computer?

Some potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from their official websites, however, they are often promoted using "bundling", which software developers use to trick people into installing unwanted apps together with other software. Typically, this is achieved by hiding these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings or options of the installation/download set-ups. Thus, users are not aware of their presence within set-ups. Note that these apps cannot be installed without permission. Users often inadvertently grant these permissions by skipping steps of the download/installation processes and leaving default settings unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download and install software with care. Use only official and trustworthy sources when downloading applications, and avoid using peer-to-peer networks, dubious websites and other similar sources. Check "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other settings or options of any download/installation setup. Dismiss offers to install unwanted apps and only then complete the download or installation. Note that many ads are untrustworthy, even if they seem legitimate. Some (often displayed by installed unwanted apps) cause redirects to dubious web pages such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If you encounter these ads (or redirects caused by them), check your browser for any unwanted/unknown extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons, and remove them immediately. Also check the list of installed programs on your computer. If your computer is already infected with SysTweak AntiMalware, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Deceptive application installer promoting SysTweak AntiMalware:

Delusive installer used to promote SysTweak AntiMalware

Notification promoting SysTweak AntiMalware unwanted application:

systweak antimalware notification promoting systemtweak antimalware unwanted app

Screenshot of SysTweak AntiMalware application displaying detected threats:

systweak antimalware unwanted application

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Quick menu:

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

SysTweak AntiMalware adware removal:

Remove SysTweak AntiMalware-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac browser hijacker removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select "Applications". In the applications folder, look for "MPlayerX", "NicePlayer", or 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 systweak antimalware potentially unwanted application 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.

SysTweak AntiMalware potentially unwanted application removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove systweak antimalware potentially unwanted application 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 systweak antimalware potentially unwanted application 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 systweak antimalware potentially unwanted application 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.