how to uninstall MacBooster

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We are decidedly not impressed with MacBooster. Ok, we’ll put aside the general complaint that apps like this do very little if anything to improve performance (in fact, in our tests, we find almost always quite the opposite). We have a bigger beef with MacBooster.

Indeed, we rate it even more pesky than it’s obvious inspiration: MacKeeper… 😳

Aside from the fact that MacBooster’s uninstaller leaves a number of executables and other binary files hidden on the user’s system, there’s also the rather cheeky use of ‘” as a bundle identifier in their uninstaller app.

I really don’t think the folks at Cupertino are going to appreciate that, but more importantly the use of a misleading bundle identifier reveals a lot about the developers’ intentions.

We’ve added MacBooster to DetectX (v.2.06) and it will be included in the next update to FastTasks 2.

Meanwhile, whether you use our apps or not, steer clear of MacBooster.

If you’d rather dig it out yourself than use DetectX, here’s the list of paths we have so far:







/Library/Application Support/AMC



~/Library/Application Support/ErrorReporter

~/Library/Application Support/MacBooster

~/Library/Application Support/MacBooster 3.0





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Posted on November 9, 2015, in Performance and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much, this helped me a lot! When I got tired (pretty fast) of MacBooster 2 I tried to uninstall it but it left those pesky files, above all the launch agent. That thing tried to start MacBooster every 10 seconds and caused crash reports en masse. I found the files in my User Library folder.
    Best Regards, JJ

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