Auto Mac Booster Unwanted Application (Mac)

Also Known As: Auto Mac Booster potentially unwanted application
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove Auto Mac Booster from Mac?

What is Auto Mac Booster?

Identical to Auto Mac Speedup, Speedup Mac Pro, Advanced Mac Booster, and many others, Auto Mac Booster is a deceptive application that, according to the developers, allows users easily enhance their computer performance by removing rogue applications, cleaning cache, and so forth. Initially, Auto Mac Booster might actually seems appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that developers promote Auto Mac Booster by using the "bundling" method. For this reason, Auto Mac Booster often infiltrates the system without a permission. For this reason, Auto Mac Booster is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Auto Mac Booster download website

Auto Mac Booster allows users to scan the system and in order to see what applications pose threat and to detect other errors that must be fixed. The problem is that free version of Auto Mac Booster is not capable of removing/fixing anything. In order to use these features users must pay for the full version of this application. The problem is system optimization tools that are distributed using the "bundling" method are likely to feed users with false scan results. This is being done in order to scare and trick users into purchasing the full versions. Once activated, these paid apps do not give any real value for the user. They simply clean the false list and that's it. For this reason, you should consider uninstalling this application and certainly not paying for it's full version. users should also know that "bundling" is often used to proliferate several unwanted applications at once. In most cases proliferated apps are categorized as either adware or browser hijackers. Such apps are designed to deliver intrusive advertisements, cause unwanted redirects, and gather various information. Therefore, aside from uninstalling Auto Mac Booster you should eliminate other questionable applications/browser plug-ins as well.

Internet is full of various potentially unwanted applications. Most of them offer a variety of "useful features". Nevertheless, only a small percentage of PUAs actually provide these features. Unwanted applications typically have only one purpose to help developers generate as much revenue as possible. For this reason, most of them do nothing but cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive advertisements, gather information and/or promote in-app purchases.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Auto Mac Booster does have an official download website. However, as mentioned above, Auto Mac Booster is also proliferated using the "bundling" method, which is why this app often infiltrates the system without a permission. "Bundling" is basically an undercover installation of third party applications alongside with the regular software. Developers know that users often recklessly rush download/installation processes and skip most of the steps. For this reason, "bundled" apps like Auto Mac Booster are hidden behind various sections (e.g., "Custom/Advanced" settings) of download or either installation processes. By carelessly rushing and skipping steps users simply expose the system to risk of various infections and put their very own privacy. In other words, such behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of unwanted apps.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Everyone should know that lack of knowledge and reckless behavior are the main reasons for computer infections. The key to it's safety is caution. For this reason, paying attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software is a must. Always be sure to carefully analyze each window of download/installation dialogs using either "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. While doing so, opt-out additionally included applications and decline all offers to download/install such. It is advised to download apps only from official sources, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers often include rogue applications, which is why such tools should never be used. Unwanted apps are also likely to be distributed using intrusive advertisements which redirect to malicious websites and execute scripts designed to download/install malware. Intrusive advertisements usually look completely appropriate. Once clicked, however, ads expose themselves by redirecting to unreliable websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.) In most cases, intrusive ads are delivered by adware-type apps, which means that users who encounter redirects to Auto Mac Booster should immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of Auto Mac Booster unwanted application:

Potentially unwanted application Auto Mac Booster

Appearance of Auto Mac Booster unwanted application (GIF):

Appearance of Auto Mac Booster scam (GIF)

Official Auto Mac Booster installation setup:

Auto Mac Booster installer setup

IMPORTANT NOTE! Auto Mac Booster 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 know as Current User).
  • Click Login Items.
  • Look for "Auto Mac Booster" entry.  Select it, and click the "-" button to remove it.

Auto Mac Booster PUA system preferences

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove Auto Mac Booster unwanted application 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 auto mac booster 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.

Auto Mac Booster potentially unwanted application removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove auto mac booster 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 auto mac booster 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 auto mac booster 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.