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SoftwareIndexer / TypeInditator malware

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I was trying to install one package from internet and I have installed some kind of malware by mistake. It spawns an app inside ~/Applications after some time. Overall app has same icon every time. It is magnifier tool on green/blue background. Once app is called SoftwareIndexer and another time TypeInditator. App is turning itself and it kills safari, clears all tabs and spawns new instance of safari. If Safari is closed it spawns a new instance. Nothing else. App deletion fixes this behaviour but after sometime it is respawned again.

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I forgot to mention that I am using Big Sur for development purposes and I cannot reinstall it for now.

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It would help if you could provide us with the url of the site where you downloaded whatever it was you were trying to install, and also upload both those apps, but not here.

Please go to the Newest Mac Threats forum so that the right staff members and malware hunters can research that for you.

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Is there a way to monitor and log what created / spawned these apps in ~/Applications ?

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These sound like a piece of adware named NewTab, which we should detect. However, I notice that you're using a Big Sur beta, which our software is not yet fully compatible with. Are you running Malwarebytes on that system?

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I was not able to install Malwarebytes on Big Sur. I am using it on my primary device (Windows machine). Is there a way to get a version which will work on Big Sur?

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21 minutes ago, Spamm3r said:

Is there a way to get a version which will work on Big Sur?

The only official answer so far can be read here.

So not at this time and they are targeting it for release in the Fall when Big Sur is publicly released. There's a chance there could be a beta version earlier, so watch the Mac Support Forum for any such announcement.

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So the latest version will not work or will not work partially? I have tried to install latest version but it fails with message that my it requires different version of macOS (MB01).

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If already installed, it will no longer work. As you found, attempting to install/re-install will fail.

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See Post #3.

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