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Short bio

Adware.Chropex is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an adware family that targets MacOS systems.

Type and source of infection

Adware.Chropex is usually offered as an application installer for a browser (Safari or Chrome). But the browser comes with the adware pre-installed.

Malicious behavior

Typically, adware shows advertisements that do not originate from the websites you are visiting.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.Chropex.


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”.