If you believe you have infected software or apps (Malware) on your Mac, it's time to take charge and remove those suckers at once! You can do so in one of two ways:
First, Manually Remove All Malware From Your Mac
To make sure the program is completely closed,
- Open Activity Monitor.
- Locate the problematic app.
- Quit the app from running.
Now go back to your Applications folder and drag and drop the app into the Trash. Empty your Trash.
The problem with manually removing programs is that this malicious apps like to hide trails of their program throughout your hard drive. A thorough Mac cleaning software does a better job of finding those hidden breadcrumbs.
2.Use a Cleaning Program to Remove Malware
I’m always paranoid that I will mess up my uninstall or leave behind related files. For this reason I use a Mac cleaning program. These programs obviously clean your Mac, but they also have an uninstall feature. Many Mac cleaning programs will do the dirty work of uninstalling a program you select. This ensures you uninstalled an app correctly and that no related files remain on your hard drive.
I personally use Clean My Mac 3 for this task. To remove a program you can simply open Clean My Mac 3, select a list of Applications, and select the one you want removed. Click uninstall and the cleaning program will let you know when the job is done. Voilà!
Hint: you can download Clean My Mac 3 and uninstall programs for free as part of their trial program! So, get it, uninstall your pesky problem apps, and if you don’t love the cleaning program you can get rid of it.
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