Adware.JollyWallet

Short bio

Adware.JollyWallet is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers found on macOS systems. Their Windows counterparts are detected as PUP.Optional.JollyWallet.

Symptoms

Like most adware, Adware.JollyWallet is software that displays advertisements not originating from the sites you are visiting.

Type and source of infection

Adware.JollyWallet usually comes in the form of browser extensions that are installed by the user under false pretences.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.JollyWallet.

Remediation

Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.

  1. Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.
  2. Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.
  3. If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.
  4. Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.
  5. If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.

Associated threats

  • PUP.Optional.JollyWallet.Generic
  • PUP.Optional.JollyWallet

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