So I was just using my mac normally until I looked at the dock and saw a feedback app (which I didn't open). I thought it was from google due to the material icon design but I cannot find a source that says it is.

I looked at the launchpad and saw the same feedback app.

I wanna know wether this is some sort of malicious app or it's nothing to worry about at all. One thing for sure is that it came out of nowhere.

Edit : Forgot to tell you that the file does not show up in the applications folder (even with showing hidden files on) neither does anything happen when I launch it.

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  • Can you go to Apple menu → About This Mac and check the exact version of macOS that you are running? – Nimesh Neema May 19 at 18:07
  • @NimeshNeema Sierra version 10.12.6 – Zen May 19 at 18:34
  • Certainly worth proceeding with caution. There is a macOS feedback app provided by Apple (in /System/Library/Core Services/Applications), but it's called "Feedback Assistant" and has a different icon. Are you saying that even if you right click it in the dock and select "Options>Show in Finder", a Finder window opens (showing which folder?) but it's not there? – calum_b May 19 at 19:40
  • @calum_b I haven't tried it yet and I don't wanna open it anymore so right now I'm just scanning using malwarebytes – Zen May 19 at 19:54
  • Fair enough. (Though "Show in Finder" should be safe enough in itself, provided you don't click on the app itself after that.) – calum_b May 19 at 19:56

Yes, this is a malicious app. Try downloading Malwarebytes from online to remove it. Or search for "feedback" in finder to try and locate the app.

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  • Welcome to Ask Different. Please edit your answer to provide supporting info as to why you think this is malicious software. – fsb May 19 at 22:06

It's located in ~/Applications/Chrome Apps.localized/Feedback.app, Delete it if you want.

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