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First posted on 31 May 2020.
Source: SecurityHome

Aliases :

There are no other names known for FakeFileOpener.

Explanation :

FakeFileOpener is just that: a piece of malware that includes hundreds of file types in the PLIST defining its relationships. When a file type with no other program associated is double-clicked by the user, FakeFileOpener springs into action, often offering a MacOS cleaner or optimizer to help solve problems the system probably doesn't have.

As with so many of these Mac malware programs, FakeFileOpener's ultimate game is to install adware and redirect the user to malicious websites and search engines. FakeFileOpener also shares removal difficulty and widely spread software components with its related applications in an attempt to remain resident for as long as possible and to be as hard to remove as can be arranged.

Last update 31 May 2020