Threat Database Mac Malware AccessibleInput


Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 150
First Seen: July 8, 2021
Last Seen: November 25, 2023

AccessibleInput is an intrusive application that may suddenly appear on users' Mac systems without them remembering ever installing such a program. This is a common reaction when it comes to PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), as they rely heavily on questionable tactics for their distribution. For example, the annoying app may have been added to software bundles as an item preselected for installation. Users may also find unexpected applications when dealing with fake installers/updates. The AccessibleInput application also has been confirmed to belong to the infamous AdLoad adware family.

Adware applications may possess some useful features, but their primary focus is on the delivery of unwanted advertisements to the user's device. The advertisements could appear as notifications, pop-ups, in-text links, etc. More importantly, they are likely to promote dubious destinations and software products. Users may see advertisements for fake promotions or giveaways, technical support or phishing tactics, shady adult-oriented platforms, online betting/gaming sites and more.

At the same time, the installed PUP may collect various information from the system. These applications are known for spying on users' browsing activities, oftentimes accompanied by numerous device details. In some cases, PUPs could even attempt to extract confidential account credentials, banking information or payment details from browsers' autofill data.


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