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Short bio

OSX.mbitspctools is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an adware family that targets macOS systems.

Type and source of infection

OSX.mbitspctools is typical adware in that it displays advertisements not originating from the sites you are visiting. OSX.mbitspctools installs as part of some very bland, generic apps that probably appear legit to the user, such as a calculator app.




Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes OSX.mbitspctools.


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”.