PUP.UnpolluteMyMac

Short bio

PUP.UnpolluteMyMac is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a member of the PCVARK family targeting MacOS systems.

Type and source of infection

PUP.UnpolluteMyMac is a so-called system optimizer. These system optimizers try to convince users that their system has problems which their software can solve. But only if you buy the software.
PUP.UnpolluteMyMac is usually installed by users themselves under false pretences or due to aggressive advertizing.

GUI PUP.UnpolluteMyMac

Aftermath

System optimizers are not only needless expenses, but they can also provide users with a false sense of security.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes PUP.UnpolluteMyMac.

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”.

Associated threats

PUP.UnpolluteMyMac is part of the family generically detected as:

PUP.PCVARK

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