Remove GenerelOpen 1.0 PUP from MAC 2019 Edition

Remove GenerelOpen PUP from MAC


GenerelOpen is an extension, used by malware thus deemed an unwanted application. GeneralOpen freezes apps and wreaks havoc on a MAC.

GenerelOpen or also known as GeneralOpen, is malware that keeps reappearing in Mac machines. The GenerelOpen malware can get inside a computer system without the knowledge or permission of the computer’s owner. Various advertisements could also appear as a result of the malicious extension. Adding to that, scare messages might appear trying to trick Mac users into installing other PUPs or tamper with browser search results. If you have GenerelOpen installed on your Mac, then know that pop-ups and alert notifications that have no obvious source might stem from this software.

Threat Summary

TypePUP/Rogue Application
Short DescriptionThis extension is a PUP. It is known to be bundled with other unwanted software and it could come with applications which might put various advertisements and scare messages, trying to trick you to install more apps.
SymptomsPop-up boxes, messages, and alerts appear on your Mac machine. Your applications freeze and you have to manually force quit them and restart to get a response from your machine.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Suspicious Sites
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GenerelOpen – What Is It and Why Are My Applications Frozen?

The GenerelOpen unwanted application is being effectively distributed via freeware installers and bundled packages. You can get your Mac affected by it without even being aware, that the extension has installed on your machine with a freeware installation or bundled package. You might avoid this, by unchecking options under the Advanced or Custom tab of an installation suite. Visiting suspicious sites might get the program installed to your Mac.

GenerelOpen is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is known to have been connected to lots of applications which are considered PUPs and also pushes advertisements along via other applications. The extension is known to show advertising pop-ups and freeze your Mac applications.

GenerelOpen could show a reasonably convincing, but fake variant of the normal OS X dialog message box which says that no suitable app is installed. The fake message box links to an official website. All these programs have a valid, Apple-provided developer certificate, thus macOS will install them without prompting a warning or a notification of any sort.


Above you can see how the logo of the application looks like and that it says GenerelOpen instead of GeneralOpen.

Remove GenerelOpen PUP from Your Mac

If you want to remove the GenerelOpen unwanted software from your Mac machine we recommend that you use a specific anti-malware for Mac systems. With a specific anti-malware program, your computer will remain with a better protection and stay healthy performance-wise in the future.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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