PUP.JDI

Short bio

PUP.JDI is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) targeting MacOS systems.

Symptoms

Users of systems affected by PUP.JDI may find software published by JustDevelopIt on their system.

Type and source of infection

PUP.JDI usually is installed by bundlers and comes in the form of a rebranded backup software or malware scanner. These programs are often installed by users themselves as a consequence of aggressive and misleading advertising.

backup advertisement

example of a JDI advertisement

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.JDI 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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