PUP.MegaBackup

Short bio

PUP.MegaBackup is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a potentially unwanted program targeting MacOS systems.

Type and source of infection

PUP.MegaBackup was promoted as a backup program and included in many bundlers.

PUP.MegaBackup bundler

PUP.MegaBackup as part of a FlashPlayer bundle

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac protects users from PUP.MegaBackup 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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