Intego Discovers New Fake Flash Player 'SilverInstaller' That Installs PUA/PUP

Press Release ( - Seattle, WA - Oct 19, 2016 - Intego, the first in Mac security software, has today discovered a new fake Flash player installer labeled ‘SilverInstaller’, that uses familiar methods to trick the user into downloading it onto their computer. Intego researchers observed that the installer, when clicked, downloads a file named “FlashPlayer_01.30.pkg” that looks like a generic package file. Once the package is opened, it shows “Install SilverInstaller” which seems to install other content that do not happen to appear after installation is complete.

“This new fake Flash player installer labeled ‘SilverInstaller’, that uses familiar methods to trick the user into downloading it onto their computer.”

Intego Research Team

In its current form the installer is already more sophisticated than other known installers encountered in the past, and Intego researchers are watching how this installer evolves. Learn more about how to protect your Mac from this and other malware at the Intego Mac Security Blog.

Intego offers an award-winning line of products providing Mac security and enhancing Mac performance. Intego has been designing software to protect and optimize Apple products for over 18 years. No other company has been focused on Mac security and performance as long as Intego. Intego creates products for a full range of Mac and iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads. Its depth of experience allows the company to create software that not only works well, but is elegant and intuitive. Much like a Mac.

Source : Intego
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