Adware.WizardUpdate

Short bio

Adware.WizardUpdate is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware that targets macOS systems.

Symptoms

Users of machines infected with Adware.WizardUpdate may notice their system is slow and see advertisements not originating from the websites they are visiting.

Type and source of infection

Adware.WizardUpdate is a typical example of adware. It has no other goal than to get advertisements shown on the affected system.
Adware.WizardUpdate is usually installed by users themselves, because it was offered as a fake Flash Player installer that installs a DLV Player instead of Flash.

Adware.WizardUpdate as DLV player

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removesAdware.WizardUpdate.

Remediation

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

Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.

Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.

If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.

Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.

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”.

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