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IOS CRASH REPORT Scam (Mac)

Also Known As: "IOS CRASH REPORT" virus
Type: Mac Virus
Damage level: Medium

What is IOS CRASH REPORT?

"IOS CRASH REPORT" is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website. Users are redirected to this website by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that stealthily infiltrate systems during installation of regular applications ("bundling" method).

As well as causing unwanted redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually gather information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

IOS CRASH REPORT adware

The "IOS CRASH REPORT" error message states that the Apple product has been locked due to security reasons. Therefore, users must immediately contact Apple's technical support via a telephone number ("+1-844-827-1204") provided. Be aware, however, that this message is not genuine - it is simply a scam.

Criminals attempt to scare and trick victims into calling and paying for support that is not required. Ignore this error and remove it simply by closing the web browser. PUPs employ a "virtual layer" to display various intrusive online advertisements (for example, coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.) "The virtual layer" is a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site.

Therefore, displayed advertisements often conceal underlying content, significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, they might redirect to malicious websites - even accidental clicks can result in high-risk adware or malware infections.

In addition, potentially unwanted programs gather various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. The collected data (IP addresses, websites visited, search queries, etc.) might contain personal details that developers of PUPs share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who generate revenue by misusing personal details.

Therefore, the presence of data-tracking apps can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. All potentially unwanted programs should be uninstalled immediately.

There are dozens of fake errors similar to "IOS CRASH REPORT" including Your Device Has Been Blocked, Critical Security Warning!, and Immediately Call Apple Support - these are just some examples from many.

As with "IOS CRASH REPORT", these error messages also claim that the system is damaged in certain ways, however, they are designed only to trick users into paying for services that are not required. In fact, PUPs are devised simply to generate revenue for the developers.

By offering various 'useful features', they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, but provide no value for regular users. PUPs cause unwanted redirects, collect various user/system information, and deliver various ads.

If you are seeing this fake error message on your iPhone or iPad you should: 1. Enable Airplane mode 2. Go to Settings > Safari 3. Tap on Clear History and Website Data.

How did IOS CRASH REPORT install on my computer?

Criminals distribute potentially unwanted programs using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Developers know that most users rush the download/installation processes and skip steps.

Therefore, bundled apps are hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" settings. By skipping this section, users expose their systems to risk of various infections.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

There are two simple steps you should take to prevent system infiltration by PUPs. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and closely analyze each step. Secondly, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. The key to computer safety is caution.

Text presented within "IOS CRASH REPORT" error:

Warning!!! IOS CRASH REPORT!!!
Your iPhone or iPad has been locked, due to security reasons. Your are advised to call the number the helpline number +1-844-827-1204 as soon as possible. Call Apple Support (Toll-Free) +1-844-827-1204 Immediately to connect with Apple Technical Support for installing the protection software.

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Quick menu:

Video showing how to remove adware and browser hijackers from a Mac computer:

IOS CRASH REPORT adware removal:

Remove IOS CRASH REPORT-related potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

mac adware removal from applications folder

Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select “Applications”. In the applications folder, look for “MPlayerX”,“NicePlayer”, or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove adware-related files and folders

Mac Go To Folder step

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

Mac removing related files and folders - step 1Check for adware generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents/ folder:

Mac go to /Library/LaunchAgents - step 1

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

Mac go to /Library/LaunchAgents - step 2

In the "LaunchAgents" folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - "installmac.AppRemoval.plist", "myppes.download.plist", "mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist", "kuklorest.update.plist", etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the exact same string.

Mac removing related files and folders - step 2Check for adware generated files in the ~/Library/Application Support/ folder:

Mac go to /Library/Application Support - step 1

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

Mac go to /Library/Application Support - step 2

In the "Application Support" folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, "MplayerX" or "NicePlayer", and move these folders to the Trash.

Mac removing related files and folders - step 3Check for adware generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ folder:

Mac go to ~/Library/LaunchAgents - step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/

Mac go to ~/Library/LaunchAgents - step 2

In the "LaunchAgents" folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - "installmac.AppRemoval.plist", "myppes.download.plist", "mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist", "kuklorest.update.plist", etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the exact same string.

Mac removing related files and folders - step 4Check for adware generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons/ folder:

Mac go to /Library/LaunchDaemons - step 1

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

Mac go to /Library/LaunchDaemons - step 2

In the "LaunchDaemons" folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example "com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist", "com.myppes.net-preferences.plist", "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist", "com.avickUpd.plist", etc., and move them to the Trash.

Mac removing malware related files and folders - step 5Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps correctly, your Mac should be clean of infections. To ensure your system is not infected, run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file, double click combocleaner.dmg installer. In the opened window, drag and drop the Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates its virus definition database and click the "Start Combo Scan" button.

Mac remove malware with Combo Cleaner - step 1

Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide; otherwise, it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

Mac remove malware with Combo Cleaner - step 2

After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

Remove malicious extensions from Internet browsers

Safari iconRemove malicious Safari extensions:

Removal of malicious extensions in Safari - step 1

Open the Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

Removal of malicious extensions in Safari - step 2

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for regular browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removal of malicious extensions in Google Chrome - step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removal of malicious extensions in Google Chrome - step 2

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

Removal of malicious extensions in Mozilla Firefox - step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) and select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removal of malicious extensions in Mozilla Firefox - step 2

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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