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Short bio

Adware.Generic.Suspicious is Malwarebytes’ generic detection for adware that targets the macOS and doesn’t fit in another family.

Type and source of the infection

Adware, or advertising-supported software, is software that displays unwanted advertising on your computer device. For information aboout the possible source, see this blog post on adware delivery methods.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.Generic.Suspicious.


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”.

Possible false positives

If you recognize the detected file as legitimate, please let us know so we can whiltelist the file. If you are not sure, keep the file in quarantaine. When we receive a copy through our telemetry we will investigate and give it a detection name that tells you more about what it is exactly.

To report a possible False Positive Please register at our forum.

Once registered Go here: False Positives

Please read before reporting a false positive

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