Mac Speedup Pro Unwanted Application (Mac)

Also Known As: MacSpeedup Pro potentially unwanted application
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

How to remove "Mac Speedup Pro" from Mac?

What is "Mac Speedup Pro"?

Developers promote Mac Speedup Pro (also known as MacSpeedup Pro) as an app that enhances Mac computer performance by allowing users to scan for various issues. Generally, this app is offered as an optimization-oriented app, however, it is also categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA). Mac Speedup Pro is promoted using the "bundling" method, and thus many people install it inadvertently.

Mac Speedup Pro unwanted application

Mac Speedup Pro users are offered tools such as cache manager, logs manager, trash manager, rogue apps cleaner, browser history cleaner, and so on. These tools are not free. Once a scan is complete, users must activate Mac Speedup Pro to start repairing detected issues. This is done by purchasing the 'full' version. As mentioned, this app is categorized as a PUA. Applications of this type offer free scans that supposedly detect many issues. In fact, these scans usually display dubious or fake results to encourage users to pay for the so-called 'full versions'. It is not known whether Mac Speedup Pro is legitimate, however, we advise that you do not trust applications that are promoted using the "bundling" method. Furthermore, developers often use this method to promote more than one app at once. Therefore, it is possible that Mac Speedup Pro was not the only app that was installed during the installation process. Apps of this type are usually installed together with browser hijackers or adware-type programs and cause problems relating to unwanted redirects, intrusive ads, and data tracking. We advise you to uninstall all potentially unwanted apps immediately, including Mac Speedup Pro app.

The internet is full of apps similar to Mac Speedup Pro, such as Advanced Mac Cleaner, Mac Cleanup Pro, MacOptimizer, Mac-Mechanic, and many more. Typically, they are promoted as 'useful applications' capable of providing various features - in this case, system optimization tools. Once installed, however, they provide no real value and are designed only to generate revenue for the developers.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some potentially unwanted applications (including Mac Speedup Pro) can be downloaded from their official websites, however, most people download them inadvertently through intrusive ads or when they skip the software installation/download set-up steps. Software developers often use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" to trick users into installing or downloading unwanted apps together with regular (usually free, ad-supportive) software. This is achieved simply by hiding these apps in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings of the installation/download dialogs. Developers are aware that many users skip installation steps and click various ads, and they use this behaviour to their advantage.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Be careful when downloading and installing software and avoid clicking ads displayed on dubious websites. Download software using official sources (websites) and directs links. Tools such as third party software downloaders, installers, torrents and other similar sources should not be used. Check "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections of installation/download dialogs and set-ups. Make sure that there are no checkboxes ticked by default. Deselect any offers to install software that you do not wish to install, and only then complete the installation/download. If you encounter redirects to untrustworthy websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on), it is possible that unwanted apps are installed on your computer. Check for any suspicious entries (plug-ins, add-ons, extensions, etc.) installed on your browser (or computer) and uninstall them immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of Mac Speedup Pro installer:

Mac Speedup Pro installer

Screenshot of Mac Speedup Pro app:

Mac Speedup Pro app

Appearance of Mac Speedup Pro (GIF):

Appearance of Mac Speedup Pro app (GIF) 

Screenshot of MacSpeedup Pro installer setup:

MacSpeedup Pro installer setup

Screenshot of MacSpeedup Pro application:

MacSpeedup Pro unwanted application

IMPORTANT NOTE! Mac Speedup Pro (MacSpeedup Pro) adds itself to the list of applications that automatically run upon each user log in. Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

  • Go to System Preferences -> Users & Groups. 
  • Click your account (also known as Current User).
  • Click Login Items.
  • Look for the "Mac Speedup Pro" or "MacSpeedup Pro" entry.  Select it, and click the "-" button to remove it.

Mac Speedup Pro PUA system preferences

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove Mac Speedup Pro using Combo Cleaner:

Potentially unwanted applications removal:

Remove 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 macspeedup pro 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.

MacSpeedup Pro potentially unwanted application removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove macspeedup pro 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 macspeedup pro 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 macspeedup pro 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.