Description of Mac Protector and consequences of its residing on your PC

MacDefender has been slightly updated and resulted program  received a new name, Mac Protector (MacProtector). Both programs constitute an emerging family of fake security tools targeting MAC users.
The program installation is a frequent outcome of user’s visit to one of its websites that pretend to reflect drives and folders of  a computer system concerned. Then the website fakes online scan and invites user to install a remedy against detected problems. It is strongly recommended to leave the fake Mac utility page immediately, for it actually attempts to  scan computer system. However, instead of viruses, the fake Mac antivirus website scans for system vulnerabilities to enable the fake Mac utility to lurk into computer system bypassing default installation procedure, including user’s consent. Therefore installation agreement of user is often a formality needed to make an appearance of fair way of the program introduction.

Mac Protector Technical Details:

  • Full name: Mac Protector, Mac-Protector, MacProtector
  • Version: 2011
  • Type: Rogue anti-spyware
  • Origin: Russian Federation

Signs of being infected with Mac Protector

Mac Protector displays a popup dressed up in a way to resemble genuine Apple security tool. The program is quite different from MACDefender adware as its user’s interface is  closer to Mac standards. Graphic user’s interface of  the bogus security suite is very similar to that of  Mac OS X Finder.
The fake Mac antivirus pretends to scan computer system reflecting progress of system examination  in a table of the following columns: Name, Size, Kind, Result.

The first column supposedly displays the name of infection under which it is stored in a computer system. Result column provides a detection name to the  supposed threat. It is a critical precaution that you do not try removing Mac Protector  detections by means of manual search, for the files listed in Name columns are selected randomly and are harmless, with some of them may chance to be critical system and program files.Mac Protector remover is a multi-purpose remedy for any computer system. The link below provides a fix specific for the malware in question without prejudice to the recommended software ability to resolve other system issues.

Download Removal Tool (BitDefender Antivirus for Mac)

Manual Removal of Mac Protector:

In spite of that Mac Protector is a progressive infection and, as a consequence, its entries may be modified very fast, the manual technique of the malware extermination is expected to be one step ahead of it. Hence the modifications are taken into account, but, to cover all the malware versions in circulation, updates will be made without deleting files that hackers removed from newer version to satisfy the needs of both old and new versions of the scamware victims. Therefore you may need to skip deletion of one or more of the below indicated components of fake Mac Security.

Remove Mac Protector files:

/Applications/MacProtector.app/
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Info.plist
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/MacOS
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/MacOS/MacProtector
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/PkgInfo
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/About-Back.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/AboutD.nib
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/AboutMBMI.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/affid.txt
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/ControlCenterD.nib
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_1.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_2.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_3.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_4.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_5.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_6.png
/Applications/MacProtector.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_7.png

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