PUP.Advanced Mac Cleaner

Short bio

PUP.Advanced Mac Cleaner is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a system optimizer called Advanced Mac Cleaner. Advanced Mac Cleaner is a  Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) targeting MacOS systems.

GUI Advanced Mac Cleaner

Advanced Mac Cleaner

Type and source of infection

PUP.Advanced Mac Cleaner is a system optimizer. These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.
PUP.Advanced Mac Cleaner is usually installed by users themselves under false pretences.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac protects users from PUP.Advanced Mac Cleaner by using real-time protection.

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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