PUP.FakeAV is Malwarebytes' generic detection name for a category of potentially unwanted programs that make false or exagerated claims to remove threats from MacOS systems.
PUP.FakeAV detections are caused by a category of PUPs that make false claims about being able to remove adware or other threats from a MacOS system. PUP.FakeAV are usually installed by users themselves under false pretences or as a result of aggressive advertizing. Sometimes they can be installed as part of a bundler.
Fake cleaning apps can provide users with a false sense of security.
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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