Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl Removal

George Herman
George Herman
IT Security Expert

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What is Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl

Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that enters your Mac without your permission. Such programs infiltrate your computer bundled with other software or fake downloads which you install onto the system. However, due to the fact that these programs come from unknown sources and are considered as not reliable, you’d better remove them from your Mac as soon as possible.

How is Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl distributed

As already mentioned, Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl usually enters your computer when you update or install a certain program onto the system. This could be the Flash Player, for instance. While you’re updating it, Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl infiltrates your Mac without asking for your permission.

Despite the fact that PUAs are not particularly dangerous, they can flood your web browser with numerous ads and pop-ups and significantly slow down the performance of your Mac.

The main purpose of the unwanted applications is to generate profit for their creators by showing intrusive adverts and useless pop-up notifications.

Do not fall into this trap to open any of the ads you see as they come from not legitimate websites and may seriously threaten your online security!

How do you know if your Mac is infected with Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl

If your Mac starts acting strange, or your web browser gets flooded with numerous advertisements and pop-ups, you’d better scan the system for viruses immediately. Also, if you have installed new software recently, you have to be aware that Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl might have infiltrated your computer without your knowledge, so you should remove the PUA as soon as it’s detected.

How to avoid installation of Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl

To avoid installing PUAs onto your Mac, we advise you to download free software from developers’ websites only and pay close attention to the installation process. Don’t trust Torrent websites or pop-up ads asking you to update software because they could easily deceive you. Also, make sure that you have installed a reliable anti-virus software onto your Mac to keep it safe at all times.

Remove Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl manually

  1. Go to System Preferences and select “Users & Groups“ in the opened window.

  2. Choose “Login Items“ at the top of Users & Groups window and select the name of the potentially unwanted application and click on the “” symbol.

Remove Application.MAC.OSX.RemoteControl using Activity Monitor

  1. Click on Launchpad and choose “Other“. Select “Activity Monitor“ from the list of applications.

  2. After the Activity Monitor opens, search for the name of the potentially unwanted application you want to remove.

  3. Double-click on the PUA name and select “Sample”. Search for the line that says “Path“ in the opened window.

  4. Copy the path of the PUA (select the path, then right click your mouse over the selection and click “Copy“), click on any blank space on your desktop, and select “Go” from the top menu.

  5. Select “Go to Folder…“ from the “Go” menu and paste the path of the PUA you previously copied in the opened window.

  6. Drag and drop the file of the PUA to “Trash” and Restart your Mac.


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