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Short bio

Adware.OperatorMac is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an adware family that uses various techniques to infect MacOS systems.

Malicious behavior

Adware.OperatorMac has been around since at least 2015 and has used every known way to get their advertisements shown on affected systems. Recent variants of Adware.OperatorMac have been observed using the open-source mitmproxy software to proxy all http and https traffic for the purpose of ad injection.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Adware.OperatorMac.


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”.