Pasteboard Mac App

The Pasteboard Mac App

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The pasteboard mac app is installed with a malware that redirects to bing.

Trojans are sneaky malware threats that are used by their creators to gain Administrator access to the infected machine, after which the malware can be tasked with all kinds of harmful and criminal activities. Recently, many reports have been made regarding Pasteboard Mac App – a new Trojan Horse virus that has managed to attack a big number of machines, which is why many users are currently trying to find a way to remove this threat. Even more users, however, likely have the infection in their computers without even realizing it. A typical trait of the representatives of the Trojan Horse family is that they oftentimes lack infection symptoms, making them difficult to notice by the infected victims. And, if the virus is a new one such as Pasteboard Mac App, and it is yet to be added to the databases of most antivirus programs so that they could detect it and deal with it, the chances of learning about the infection on time and managing to stop it drastically go down. However, seeing as how you are reading our article about Pasteboard Mac App, we assume that you are among the lucky few who have managed to detect the Pasteboard Mac App infection in their machines, which means that you can now do something in order to have it removed. But what is that something that will allow you to eliminate the virus – well, the guide presented on this page is a good point where to start. You can use the instructions we have in it in order to find and remove any data related to the Trojan and if that doesn’t fully do the job, you can also try out the professional removal software tool that is available inside the guide.

What is Pasteboard?

what is pasteboard

Pasteboard comes installed with the Mac Auto Fixer PUP

Currently, it is difficult to say with any certainty what the exact effects of an attack by Pasteboard Mac App may be because this virus is very new and more research needs to be done on it. That being said, as we pointed out earlier, one of the typical things you can expect from a Trojan is for it to try to gain Administrative rights in your computer, so that the hacker behind the malware program can carry out various malicious tasks and processes in the system. Oftentimes, the Trojans try to use the resources of the infected machine for BitCoin mining, and for spam message distribution. In such cases, the infection creates a network of all the infected computers, which are controlled as one single unit of operation. The hacker can then task the computers in this network (called botnet) to carry out all kinds of shady activities – we already mentioned the spam and the crypto-mining, but there could also be DDoS attacks, rigging of Internet polls and more. A Trojan may also spy on your activities or keylog your keyboard in order to learn you passwords and maybe even your online banking account numbers. There’s no need to tall you in what unpleasant ways such information could be sued if it falls into the wrong hands. There are also many more possibilities with regard to the way a Trojan could be used, the important thing is to make sure the threat is removed before it has managed to cause any serious damage to your system and virtual privacy.


Name Pasteboard 
Type Trojan
Detection Tool

Pasteboard Malware Removal

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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