Resolved PUP detection

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  1. camelia macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    Hello,

    My Antivirus is detecting 2 files as Potentially Unwanted Program
    1. I know, there is a very few malware out there that can affect macOS
    2. I know, macOS is safe and doesn't really need an Antivirus protection, (Maybe MBAM for Mac just to check If everything is ok)
    3. I know, a PUP detection does not mean that the software is malicious, but is instead a Potentially Unwanted Program. This typically means that the software is identified as performing actions that many users find undesirable.
    4. I know, I am hardheaded installing an Antivirus :p
    What I don't know and because I am curios which is the App that my Antivirus is detecting as PUP, the path where the PUP IS, does not give me more information.

    /Users/USER/Library/Containers/com.apple.appstore/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore/WebKitCache/Version 12/Blobs/63BC92978390A3485E92E1CD49B4C33A160089CC

    /Users/USER/Library/Containers/com.apple.appstore/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore/WebKitCache/Version 12/Records/22166E55BD6331366B10BB8B6EF306F40B9CC9B2/Resource/AD9756F244ADB931EFDBAF4CE0AEA96D0877CE50-blob

    How can I know which App has a relationship with the 2 files above?

    Update 1: Apple Store mmhhhh:eek:
    Update 2: FP, I am sure :cool:

    Thanks
    Came

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  3. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    Avast Security

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  4. NastyNatex macrumors member

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    I would upload the files to VirusTotal for further investigating and a second opinion. But I wouldn't too much worry about it. It would be impossible to figure out which app it's coming out unless you use a tracer to delete Appstore apps such as "Appcleaner" and really going through the files one by one.
     
  5. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    Apple Store allows to download and install Potentially Unwanted Program? :eek::eek::eek:

    You gave me a good advice Appcleaner... lets find out...


    Thanks
    Came
     
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Those are cached files (probably text or image) used by the App Store. Those files are no executable and I probably just false positive.
     
  7. camelia thread starter macrumors 6502

    camelia

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    it is a text and you are right It was a FP

    Update: I had to report it to AVG, because AVAST never provide me support about this issue :mad:

    Thanks
    Came

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