How to remove ads (Mac OS X)

Complete information about ads and its removal guide is a name of a domain which is considered as unsafe. It is designed to endorse unwanted application (Smart Mac Booster). Users visit this domain unintentionally. They are redirected by already present PUP in their device. Such apps intrude without users’ consent. Aside causing redirects, they deliver intrusive advertisements and gather data related to users’ browsing activities.

Initially, ads shows a pop-up that shows a fake error message stating that the site has detected threat/issues inside computer and tricks people into agreeing free system scan. Following the instructions, a fake scan initiates and as a results some viruses, malicious files and junks. Then, users are recommended to get rid of these non-existent problems using the unwanted app that it promotes. The Smart Mac Booster asks for its activation to allegedly providing all its features including cleaning/optimizing the Mac OS. However, even after purchasing the activation of this, users find it as non-operational. For all these discussion, you should not download the app promoted on ads page and also there is no need of believing on the claiming of the pop-up.

In general, PUPs, aside from opening deceptive/scam pages, can redirect to sale based, untrustworthy, compromised and even malicious pages. Additionally, they deliver harmful ads that diminish the browsing speed and limit the visibility of pages visited. Browser redirects are most frustrating features that users see on their browser, since this can land them into low quality pages, or even such pages through dangerous Trojan or ransomware could infiltrate. To remove ads, redirect to this domain and get rid of all browser misbehavior, you need to remove the PUP that is causing it.

The PUP removal is necessary to be done immediately to be done for yet another reason. It can track users’ browsing session and collect the data related to their browsing activities. The list of the collected data includes IP addresses, search queries, viewed pages, URLs visited and others similar. These details could be shared to potent Cybercriminals who misuse them to generate illicit revenue. Thus, data tracking can result into huge of privacy and even identity theft.

How did ads intrude in my computer?

As it mentioned, potentially unwanted applications intrude inside without users’ consent. This is because the developers use various deceptive techniques for their distribution. The most common and effective out of them is software bundling. In this method, stealth installation of unwanted applications takes place with regular software. What the developers do is hide the bundled apps behind Custom/Advanced option of downloading/installation process. When users leave these setups unchecked and unchanged, they often lead the inadvertent installation of unwanted applications.

How to prevent PUPs intrusion?

Users should use official and verified download channels for any software download. Peer-to-peer file sharing networks, free file hosting sites and other third party downloaders are considered as untrustworthy as they offer rogue applications. It is important to be cautious during installation moment as well. Read terms, explore all possible options, use Custom/Advanced option and opt out all additionally attached apps, tools, functions and so on. For betterment, you should use some antivirus or anti-spyware tool that provides adequate protection to your PC and prevents from any big issues.

Remove ads

Below, step by step malware removal instructions are provided for you. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble when performing the removal process. You can use any powerful antivirus tool to automatically remove ads from the system.

Automatic Removal of ads (Instant Solution)

The deletion and uninstallation of components related to ads is possible through both manual as well as automatic process. However, the manual removal steps require a lot of expertise and technical knowledge. It is advised to use an automatic ads removal tool so that you can remove all the threats present in the work-station in hassle-free way. Additionally, it improves the PC security setting and protects the PC from malware attacks in future.

Remove all the suspicious files, folders and PUA related to ads from Mac OSX

Step 1: In the /Library/LaunchAgents folder, check for all the suspicious files that are generated by the adware.

In the Go to Folder … bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In “LaunchAgents” folder, you can check for any suspicious files or folders and move them to “Trash”. Some of the common suspicious files types are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” , “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “”, and so on.

Step2: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /Application Support folder

In the Go to Folder.. bar, type: /Library/Application Support

Go to “Application Support” folder and check for any new files or folder that looks suspicious. Doubtful applications such as “NicePlayer” and “MPlayerX” etc. should be moved to Trash

Step3: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchAgents folder:

In Go to Folder bar, type /Library/LaunchAgents

In the “LaunchAgents”, select all the recently added files and folders that looks suspicious and move them to “Trash”. Example of some of the suspicious files are “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist” and so on.

Step4: Check for suspicious files and folders created by the adware in /Library /LaunchDaemons folder:

In the Go to Folder… bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, looks for all the suspicious and doubtful files that have been recently added. Some of the example of such files are “”, “”, “”, “com.avickUpd.plist” and move them to “Trash”.

Step5: Remove ads from Internet Browsers

Delete Malicious Extensions from Safari

Uninstall all the extension related to ads from “Safari”

Open the Safari Browser, In the menu bar, select “Safari” and click on “Preferences”

In the preference window, choose “Extension” and search for any newly added suspicious extension. When any suspicious extensions get detected, select the “Uninstall” button next to them. You must know that none of the extensions are necessary for daily browsing activities.

Remove all the plug-ins related to ads from “Mozilla Firefox”

Delete all the add-ons related to ads from Mozilla Firefox

Open the Mozilla Firefox. Click on the “Open Menu” present at the top right corner of the screen. In the newly opened menu, choose “Add-ons”.

In the “Extension tab”, select all the suspicious add-ons and click on the remove button next to them. Again, you can delete all the extension as none of them are necessary for the normal browser operation

Remove Malicious Extension from Google Chrome

Delete Google Chrome add-ons related to ads

Open Google Chrome and click on “Chrome menu” that is located on the top-right corner of the screen. In the drop-down menu, choose “More Tools” and select “Extensions”.

In the extension window, select all the suspicious add-ons. After tracing all of them, click on the “Trash” option button next to them. Again, if require you can delete all the extensions as they are not necessary for normal browsing activities.

Step 6:  Scan the Mac PC with an automatic ads Removal Tool

If you execute all the steps mentioned above in your Mac as it is stated, your work-station will get free from malware. However, to be sure that your PC is free malware, it is advised to scan it with a powerful anti-malware tool. Using automatic tool is also recommended because not every victims or users have expertise and technical knowledge to execute the manual process mentioned above in a proper way.

After you download the application, you have to execute in your work-station and begin the automatic scanning. On scanning, if it shows” ads threats found”. You can select its files and folders and remove it.

Note: Cliick here to get the Detailed User Guide to Use the anti-malware tool