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Short bio

PUP.IOBit is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for potentially unwanted programs published by IObit for MacOs systems.


System optimizers are not only needless expenses, but they can also provide users with a false sense of security. IObit support has been known to offer cleaning services for prices that could be qualified as Tech Support Scams.

Type and source of infection

Programs detected as PUP.IOBit are usually programs that promise to enhance system performance or internet speed. Because of these promises they are usually installed by users themselves.

IObit Advanced Network Care


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes PUP.IOBit.


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”.

Associated threats


IObit also published potentially unwanted programs for Windows systems, for example: