Home Malware Programs Mac Malware ScanEventHandler


Posted: March 5, 2021

ScanEventHandler is a suspicious file that macOS users have been reporting recently. This file is not linked to a reputable software suite, and it is not a part of any macOS features. If you did not download and run it manually, then it is likely that ScanEventHandler was delivered via a fake download, pirated content, or a software bundle, which had opt-in offers that you accepted by accident. The good news is that ScanEventHandler does not possess threatening properties, but it is still identified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by anti-virus products. A software of this type might often cause undesired changes to a Web browser or system settings, and it may exhibit odd behavior that would be intrusive and annoying.

One of the major issues that users experience because of this file is the 'ScanEventHandler Will Damage Your Computer' Message error. This warning sounds like a major problem, but you should not be too worried about it – it is simply macOS trying to prevent ScanEventHandler's execution. Of course, you should not ignore the error, because it will end up appearing very often. It is recommended to remove ScanEventHandler as soon as you discover it on your device. Getting rid of it manually might be a major challenge, so it is best to take care of the problem with the help of a reputable macOS security tool.

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