Pop-Up Prompting for More Hard Disk Space

Issue/Question

Occasionally a pop-up will appear on the desktop prompting:

Need more hard disk space on this Mac?

Cause

The pop-up comes from an adware product known as Advanced Mac Cleaner, which is sometimes included as an add-on with legitimate software.

Resolution

Removing Advanced Mac Cleaner will stop the pop-up from appearing.

  1. Select Finder.
  2. Click Go.
  3. Select Go to Folder... .
  4. Enter ~/Library/LaunchAgents/.
  5. Delete the file com.pcv.hlpramc.plist.
  6. Click Go.
  7. Select Go to Folder... .
  8. Enter ~/Library/Application Support/.
  9. Delete the folder amc.
  10. Click Go.
  11. Select Go to Folder...
  12. Enter ~/Library/.
  13. Delete AdvancedMacCleaner.
  14. Click Go.
  15. Select Applications.
  16. Delete the app Advanced Mac Cleaner, if it exists.
  17. Restart the computer.

Details

Article ID: 1813
Created
Wed 9/30/15 3:04 PM
Modified
Wed 7/29/20 1:29 PM