OSX.CreativeUpdate is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a crypto-miner that targets macOS systems.
Cryptominers use a lot of system resources, so your system will seem slow.
OSX.CreativeUpdate is a cryptocurrency miner, designed to sit in the background and use your computer’s CPU to mine the Monero currency. OSX.CreativeUpdate was spread via a hack of the MacUpdate site.
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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