Short bio

Generic.UnsignedApps is Malwarebytes' detection name for unsigned apps on a system running macOS.

Type and source of infection

Generic.UnsignedApps is the detection name for apps that are not signed with a valid developer signature. These apps could put your system at risk. Unsigned apps are downloaded from sources outside of the Mac App Store, which means they were not checked by Apple.


To install unsigned apps you would have to checked the option to "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." For security reasons, you may want to turn this feature back off.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes Generic.UnsignedApps.


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”.

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