Remove Porn Scrubber (Mac OS X)

By | Posted on April 17, 2017 | Updated on March 12, 2018

Porn Scrubber is presently promoted as Macintosh computer tool with promising functions such as private browsing, browser cleaner, and erasing traces of explicit websites. Due to this staging, some users believe that it is a worthy costless tool to have until such time that Porn Scrubber demands payment before it fixes any troubles on the system.

In order for Porn Scrubber to trick people even more, it will post numerous problems that severely affect performance of the computer. According to fake alerts, the browser is full of infected websites and traces of adult sites. Porn Scrubber claims that this garbage can lead to browser redirects and will cause malware and adware infection. The amount of these false reported items is blatant, rising to over thousands during its first diagnostic.

Distribution of Porn Scrubber is using an unusual practice not seen on most valid Macintosh applications. Nearly all victims have acquired this unwanted program when downloading and installing freeware or shareware that questionable websites keeps on promoting. In most occasions, users are not aware on the forcible installation of Porn Scrubber when setting up the downloaded freeware. It may prompt about this added applet on the setup wizard but was made deliberately unnoticed.

Porn Scrubber

When fully installed, Porn Scrubber will run a scan even without intervention from user. Until such diagnostic have emerge, victims are ignorant on the presence of the rogue program. Obviously, Porn Scrubber is aiming to generate profit by deceiving user and induce them to pay for the registered version. Instead of being a victim to this fraudulent tool, it is best to remove it from the computer as soon as you can. On this page are simple yet effective ways to completely get rid of Porn Scrubber.

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Procedures to Remove Porn Scrubber

Below is a simple procedure to help you get rid of Porn Scrubber from Macintosh system. Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by Mac users.

QuickFix: Instant Removal

Combo Cleaner is a trusted Mac utility application with complete antivirus and optimization features. It is useful in dealing with adware, malware, and PUP’s. Moreover, it can get rid of malicious browser adware that causes annoyances. You may need to purchase full version if you require to maximize its premium features.

1. Download the tool from the following page:

Click here to Download Combo Cleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Double-click the downloaded file.

3. In the opened window, drag and drop the Combo Cleaner icon onto your Applications folder icon.

4. Open your Launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon.

5. Wait until antivirus downloads it's latest virus definition updates and click on “Start Combo Scan“.

Start Combo Scan

6. Free features of Combo Cleaner include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus and privacy scanner users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Proceed with the rest of the removal steps if you are comfortable in manually removing malicious objects associated with the threat.

Step 1: Quit Porn Scrubber Process

Before proceeding with the steps below, please close Porn Scrubber window if in case it is open.

1. Go to Launchpad, Utilities folder, open Activity Monitor.

2. Choose All Processes from the upper right corner of the window.

3. Under Process Name column, look for Porn Scrubber. Click the name to select the malicious process.

4. Next, click the Quit Process button located in the upper left corner of the window.

Force Quit Locked Files

5. When prompted, click on Force Quit.

6. You may now delete or remove files that belongs to Porn Scrubber. Proceed to the next steps.

Step 2: Delete Malicious Files that have installed Porn Scrubber

1. Select and copy the string below to your Clipboard by pressing Command + C on your keyboard.

~/Library/LaunchAgents

2. Go to your Finder. From the menu bar please select Go > Go to Folder…

3. Press Command + V on your keyboard to paste the copied string. Press Return to go to the said folder.

Command + V

4. You will now see a folder named LaunchAgents. Take note of the following files inside the folder:

  • PornScrubber.agent

If you cannot find the specified file, please look for any unfamiliar or suspicious entries. It may be the one causing the Porn Scrubber to be present on your Mac. Arranging all items to see the most latest ones may also help you identify recently installed unfamiliar files. Please press Option + Command + 4 on your keyboard to arrange the application list in chronological order.

Option + Command + 4
5. Drag all suspicious files that you may find to Trash.

6. Repeat Step 2, numbers 1-5 procedures on the following folder (without ~):

/Library/LaunchAgents

7. Please restart the computer.

8. Open another folder using the same method as above. Copy and Paste the following string to easily locate the folder.

~/Library/Application Support

9. Look for any suspicious items that are similar to the ones in Step2, number 4. Drag them to the Trash.

10. Go to your Finder and open the Applications Folder. Look for subfolders with the following names and drag them to Trash.

  • PornScrubber
  • MediaDownloader
  • Software-Updater
  • Genieo

11. Lastly, please Empty your Mac’s Trash bin.

Step 3: Scan the System with Adware Removal Tool for Mac

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac from this link:

Click here to download MBAM for Mac (this will open a new window)

2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac. It will check for updates and download if most recent version is available. This is necessary in finding recent malware threats including Porn Scrubber.

3. If it prompts to close all running web browser, please do so. Thus, we advise you to PRINT this guide for your reference before going offline.

4. Once it opens the user interface, please click on Scan button to start scanning your Mac computer.

Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac

5. After the scan, Malwarebytes Anti-malware for Mac will display a list of identified threats, Porn Scrubber is surely part of it. Be sure to select all items in the list. Then, click Remove button to clean the computer.

6. You may now restart the computer.

Step 4: Delete Porn Scrubber Login Account

Some malware also installs login item into compromised account under System Preferences. This may not be necessary, but if in case you want to delete this unwanted entry, please follow these steps:

1. Go to Apple menu and choose System Preferences.

2. Select Users & Groups from the preferences window.

3. You may need to Unlock this area in order to make changes. Click on the Lock icon on lower left corner of the window.

4. Next, select the user account related to Porn Scrubber.

5. To delete Porn Scrubber account, click on the minus [-] button and confirm your actions. Please see image below for reference.

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