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Adware:OSX/Paza

Classification

Type: Adware

Aliases: Paza, Adware:OSX/Paza.[variant]

Summary


This detection identifies the MacKeeper program, which displays unsolicited advertising content in the web browser.

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Technical Details


The MacKeeper program can either display pop-up ads during a web browsing session, or redirect users to unsolicited advertising content. Some users have also reported that the program causes performance issues for their devices.

The program may be installed as part of an application bundle. Users may be unaware that this program was installed if the application bundle did not clearly disclose the presence of additional programs during its own installation.

There have been reports that the MacKeeper program is difficult to uninstall, as users need to manually delete additional files that the program has saved on the machine, as well as uninstall extensions it has added to the browser, to completely remove the program.