Threat Database Mac Malware ActiveAnalyzer


Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 3
First Seen: April 7, 2022
Last Seen: September 9, 2023

ActiveAnalyzer is an intrusive PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that is being distributed via questionable methods. More specifically, infosec researchers have found that the application is posing as an installer for the Adobe Flash Player that can be downloaded from a deceptive website. Such misleading behavior is one of the main characteristics associated with PUPs. In addition, ActiveAnalyzer's main functionality appears to be that of adware. The application is primarily focused on delivering unwanted advertisements to the users' Mac devices.

The impact of having a PUP present on your computer or device could be significant. Adware such as ActiveAnalyzer could severely diminish the user experience, due to the number of invasive advertisements that could be generated. More importantly, users should be careful when interacting with the delivered advertisements. The advertisements may promote additional, deceptive websites or even unsafe destinations.

PUPs also are notorious for spying on users' browsing activities. The unwanted programs may even harvest device details and exfiltrate them, as well. Some PUPs have even exhibited the ability to access browsers' autofill data and extract sensitive information, such as users' account credentials, banking details, payment information, etc.


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