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Short bio

PUP.Reimage  is Malwarebytes’ detection name fo a potentially unwanted program (PUP) classified as system optimizers targeting MacOS systems.

Type and source of infection

PUP.Reimage can reach systems via bundlers or users may have downloaded them from their website. PUP.Reimage are usually system optimizers. These so-called system optimizers use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. They then try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.


Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes PUP.Reimage.


Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this threat.

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”.

Assocaited threats

The same threat also exists for Windows systems: PUP.Optional.Reimage