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Adware.ChatZum is Malwarebytes' detection name for an old adware variant that is often bundled with other software.


Users of affected systems will see advertisements not originating from the websites they are visiting.

Type and source of infection

Adware.ChatZum is typical adware designed to show advertisements to the users of infected systems. Adware.ChatZum is typically installed by bundlers downloaded from websites offering a great variation in software.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.ChatZum.


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

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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