How to remove Spyrix Keylogger from Mac
Chances are, if you’re reading this article, then you’ve found Spyrix Keylogger on your Mac, and now you’re wondering if you should get rid of it. The answer to that is simple — yes! If you didn’t knowingly install it, it might be tracking your computer activity. So, for the sake of your privacy, keep reading. This article will explain what Spyrix Keylogger is and what you can do to get rid of it.
Tracks your computer usage, stores the information you input into your Mac
|Infection method||User-installed or bundling with other apps|
Tracks and steals private information
What is Spyrix Keylogger?
Spyrix Keylogger is a free app. When installed on a Mac, it tracks all of the user’s activity and everything you type into the computer. For obvious privacy reasons, if you weren’t the one to install it on your Mac, then you probably want to get rid of it as soon as you can. The good news is you’ll read about two ways below – manual and automatic removal with CleanMyMac X.
How to avoid getting Spyrix on your Mac
The only way for Spyrix to get onto your computer is if you install it. So, if someone is trying to put it on your laptop maliciously, the most common way they’d do it is by bundling it with other apps.
That’s why if you’re ever going to install an app you didn’t get from the App Store, you should do a custom install. Instead of letting the app do a full install, you’ll be able to view any subsequent apps that are trying to be installed simultaneously.
How to remove Spyrix Keylogger manually
If Spyrix Keylogger is already installed on your Mac, it’s relatively straightforward to delete it. Just follow these instructions to remove Spyrix Keylogger.
- In a new Finder window, click Go > Applications.
- Right-click or hold control and click Spyrix Keylogger.
- Click Move to Trash.
When you’re trying to delete the app, you might run into an issue if the app is open. Typically, you can just quit the app. But in some cases, you might need to force quit this program. If that’s what is happening with Spyrix Keylogger, then you can follow these steps:
- Press Option-Command-Esc to open the Force Quit menu.
- Find Spyrix Keylogger in the list of apps.
- Then, click Force Quit.
Uninstall Spyrix Keylogger automatically with CleanMyMac X
Regardless of how thorough you are when you manually remove apps from your Mac, there are always a few files that get left behind. Thanks to the Malware Removal module in CleanMyMac X, you can quickly scan your computer and get rid of any malicious files that may be installed. Plus, it’ll help find any other malware that might have made its way onto your computer.
Follow along with these steps once you have CleanMyMac X fully installed.
- Open CleanMyMac X (download its free version here).
- In the sidebar, click Malware Removal.
- Click Scan.
That’s it! You can additionally run System Junk scan to remove outdated cache and log files that are taking space.
Removing apps like Spyrix Keylogger can take up a lot of time — aside from deleting the app itself, you also need to remove all of the support files it has spread throughout your entire Mac. And that’s not getting into any of the privacy concerns with the app simply being installed on your computer. But hopefully, after you read this article, you saw just how easy and important it could be to periodically scan your Mac with CleanMyMac X to keep everything running smoothly.
Please note that the article is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. We do not make any warranties regarding the manual removal of the virus. You have to understand that as a user, you are fully responsible for changing your Mac’s configuration.