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Short bio

OSX.SilverSparrow is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a Trojan dropper targeting MacOS systems, including the M1 ARM64 architecture.

Type and source of infection

OSX.SilverSparrow is a Trojan that is able to download and install additional malware on an affected system. The .pkg file contains malicious JavaScript code that installs a launch agent plist file for the current user. OSX.SilverSparrow is typically installed by the users themselves because the .pkg files are offered as legitimate programs or updates.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes OSX.SilverSparrow.


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”.